Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to show first-hand what it's like to live on the state's minimum wage of $8.25 an hour.
Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016.
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing the president of "dithering and debating" in his response to the violent militant group attacking cities in Iraq.
Chelsea Clinton is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News.
Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe.
Hillary Rodham Clinton says the fatal shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in his racially divided community.
Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
Russia's U.N. ambassador is defending his country's actions in Ukraine, saying the government there is "waging war against its own people."
A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.
A judge on Friday is expected hear arguments over whether cities in Washington can ban marijuana businesses that are allowed under state law, in a case that could have big implications for Washington's experiment in legal weed.
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President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be the top draws for a Democratic National Committee fundraising event in September.
The Santa Fe City Council has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
The New York City Council will hold hearings on the NYPD's review of its training programs after the chokehold death of an unarmed Staten Island man.
The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor in Arizona, by a 9-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun, has generated angry social-media comments, with people asking why a child was allowed to use an automatic weapon.
Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.
Mitt Romney is coming to Kentucky to raise money for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the latest in a string of high-profile politicians getting in on one of the country's most competitive midterm races.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off. He's told the NAACP to "kiss my butt," called the IRS "the new Gestapo" and has said he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell."
Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry says campaign funds, not taxpayers, will pick up his legal tab to deter complaints.