WASHINGTON - The marketplace for firearms on the Internet, where buyers are not required to undergo background checks, is so vast that advocates for stricter regulations now consider online sales a greater threat than the gun-show loophole.
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Friday formally nominated Republican James Comey to be the next FBI director, saying the former senior Justice Department official has "law enforcement in his blood" and touting his independence and integrity.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. - President Obama journeyed to a high-tech middle school here Thursday to announce plans to expand broadband and wireless Internet access to each of the nation's schools and libraries.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - With his proposed gun regulations in serious jeopardy, President Obama delivered an impassioned and urgent plea here Monday evening for swift action, telling a state still shaken by the Newtown school massacre, "We've got to expect more from Congress."
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday declared the effort to ban military-style assault weapons politically dead, a setback for President Obama and gun-control advocates who are pushing the Senate to move quickly on bills to limit gun violence.
WASHINGTON - Former Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, one of the nation's most durable political figures who was known for his command of constitutional law, died of cancer on Sunday at his home in Philadelphia. He was 82.
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich
said in a cable TV interview that Palestinians are an "invented"
people with no apparent right to their own state, a rejection of a
decade of bipartisan U.S. foreign policy.
WATERLOO, Iowa - A Republican presidential campaign that has
been slow to take shape suddenly snapped into focus Sunday, with an
unlikely three-person top tier of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt
Romney, Rep. Michele Bachmann and the newest entry, Texas Gov. Rick