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Obama To Name Denis McDonough As Chief Of Staff

Posted: 01/25/2013 - President Obama is set to formally announce this afternoon that longtime national security adviser Denis McDonough will become his next Chief of Staff.

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Rape-Abortion Bill Causes Uproar In N.M.

Posted: 01/25/2013 - A Republican legislator came under fire for her proposed law that, critics said, could lead to felony charges against rape or incest victims seeking an abortion.

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Older Smokers Priced Out Of Obamacare?

Posted: 01/25/2013 - Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation.

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John Kerry: Iran Must Come Clean On Its Nuclear Program

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Kerry tells a senator there's no "daylight" between Clinton and him. "China is all over Africa," Kerry says, and we need to be in the game. The Massachusetts is drawing praise from Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Elizabeth Warren.

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Sandy Blow To NJ: Costly Work Or Costlier Premiums

Posted: 01/24/2013 - New rebuilding guidelines will force homeowners in flood zones to spend tens of thousands of dollars to raise their houses now or pay exorbitant premiums of up to $31,000 a year for flood insurance later.

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Woman Who Prosecuted John Gotti Tapped to Head SEC

Posted: 01/24/2013 - President Obama nominated Mary Jo White, former federal prosecutor in New York, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, the watchdog agency that monitors Wall Street and corporate financial disclosures. "You don't want to mess with Mary Jo," Obama said in his news conference.

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Gun Control Bill Faces Long Odds In Congress

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Late this morning, lawmakers will announce the introduction of the first gun control legislation to be put forth in Congress since the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead.

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North Korea Planning "High-Level" Nuclear Test

Posted: 01/24/2013 - North Korea's top military body warned Thursday that the regime is poised to conduct a nuclear test in response to U.N. punishment, and made clear that its long-range rockets are designed to carry not only satellites but also warheads aimed at striking the United States.

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Hillary Clinton On Benghazi: "I Do Feel Responsible"

Posted: 01/23/2013 - Testifying before Congress for the first time since the September 11 attacks in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today took responsibility for the failures that led to those deaths, citing a "personal" commitment to improving diplomatic security abroad.

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States Rethink Mental Health Cuts After Shootings

Posted: 01/23/2013 - About 30 states have reduced mental health spending since 2008, when revenues were in steep decline, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In Kansas, funding has gone down 12 percent.

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Junior Seau's Family Sues NFL Over Brain Injuries

Posted: 01/23/2013 - A wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday in California Superior Court in San Diego, over Junior Seau's death blames the NFL for its "acts or omissions" that hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head.

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