- AP-GfK poll: Low approval of Congress, Obama
December 11, 20133:41 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into a congressional election year, Americans hold Congress in strikingly low regard, and nearly two-thirds say they would like to see their House member replaced, a new poll finds.CHARLES BABINGTONJENNIFER AGIESTAAPCopyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- Democrat Clark wins Mass. congressional race
December 10, 201311:08 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Katherine Clark easily defeated three opponents Tuesday to win a vacant congressional seat and become the fifth woman to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. House.
- Stockman faces long odds against incumbent Cornyn
December 10, 20136:34 PM ET
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eccentric and extremely conservative, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman made a big splash when he entered Texas' 2014 U.S. Senate race, stunning the political world with a last-minute challenge against powerful Republican incumbent John Cornyn. But it could prove to be the high-water mark for Stockman's campaign.
- Mass. special congressional race heading to wire
December 10, 20132:58 AM ET
BOSTON (AP) — The candidates seeking to fill Edward Markey's old seat in the U.S. House are making their final appeals to voters in the Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.
- Stockman challenges Cornyn in Texas US Senate race
December 9, 201311:48 PM ET
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.
- Congress renews undetectable gun ban for decade
December 9, 201311:26 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
- Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence
December 9, 201311:35 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent.
- US organization optimistic on Afghan elections
December 9, 20139:00 AM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American organization tasked with furthering democracy in developing nations said Monday that while elections next April in Afghanistan are unlikely to be perfect, they should be better than previous polls marred by widespread fraud.
- RI gun-permit tiff puts officials' jobs in danger
December 8, 201312:03 PM ET
EXETER, R.I. (AP) — This sleepy town of 6,000 doesn't have a police department, and the only firearm violence tends to be directed at deer. Its biggest controversies usually stem from the local animal shelter or noise from the town pub.
- 6-term Mississippi senator to seek re-election
December 6, 20136:07 PM ET
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.
- Nelson Mandela, South Africa's peacemaker, dies
December 5, 201310:01 PM ET
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAMARCUS ELIASONAPCopyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- Chamber of Commerce ads to run in Idaho, W.Va.
December 5, 201310:16 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next year's congressional elections.
- US Sen. Warren vows to serve out six-year term
December 4, 20134:48 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged Wednesday to serve out her full six-year term and not run for president in 2016.