National Politics

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

"This thing is working," a confident Obama said of his signature domestic achievement. The days of website woes and canceled policies seemed far behind.

Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

"Essentially, (the cases) are not that different," said Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Byron Babione, who is representing Tulsa County Clerk Sally Howe Smith. "Both of them involve challenges to state marriage amendments that were passed by an overwhelming majority of the people."

A year after background check defeat, modest gun control goals for Washington Democrats

A year after background check defeat, modest gun control goals for Washington Democrats

"This kind of change doesn't happen overnight," said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Sebelius, a lightning rod for critics, resigns

Sebelius, a lightning rod for critics, resigns

Obama will announce Sebelius' resignation Friday and nominate his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, as her replacement. The moves come just over a week after sign-ups closed for the first year of insurance coverage under the so-called Obamacare law

Faith-touting congressman seeks privacy after kiss

Faith-touting congressman seeks privacy after kiss

Jennifer Dunagin, a spokeswoman, said in the statement that McAllister "will not pursue an FBI investigation at this time regarding the distribution of a video filmed in leased federal office space."

GOP derails gender pay gap bill in Senate

GOP derails gender pay gap bill in Senate

"I want everyone to know, everyone in the Senate and everyone in the United States of America, though we lost the vote, we refuse to lose the battle. We are going to continue the fight," said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., the measure's sponsor.

GOP leader: La. lawmaker’s apology appropriate after kissing scandal

"There's no doubt I've fallen short and I'm asking for forgiveness.

Supreme Court voids overall campaign donor limits

Supreme Court voids overall campaign donor limits

"If the court in Citizens United opened a door, today's decision we fear will open a floodgate," Breyer said in comments from the bench.

Las Vegas among leaders in push for GOP convention; Denver still in the running

Las Vegas among leaders in push for GOP convention; Denver still in the running

Denver's political leaders have also raised concerns about Las Vegas, while promoting its own recent experience with the 2008 Democratic National Convention, relatively mild summer climate and wealth of hotel rooms

Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar award for tax strategy

Sen. Paul: Give Caterpillar award for tax strategy

"Caterpillar is an American success story that produces iconic industrial machines," Levin said.