Joseph R. Biden took the vice presidential gig, after something like 87 years in the Senate, because he knew in his tiny heart of hearts that that was the end of the line.
Senate Democrats said Thursday they will take up gun control immediately after a two-week Easter vacation, and said the bill they'll bring to the chamber floor will include universal background checks for all firearms sales and a crackdown on gun trafficking and straw purchases.
An emotional Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three sweeping gun control bills into law Wednesday, hours after learning that state corrections Chief Tom Clements had been fatally shot at his home.
It's official: Pope Francis has started his ministry.
Pope Francis urged leaders from more than 130 countries to "open a horizon of hope" as he celebrated his first Mass on Tuesday as the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. Thousands thronged St. Peter's Square to cheer the new pontiff.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she now supports same-sex marriage — an announcement that could be seen as a political step toward a White House run.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden, during a speech on Wednesday morning in Washington, was asked to comment on domestic violence.
The White House dismissed GOP House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's new budget plan that would cut spending by $4.6 trillion through 2023 and balance the nation's fiscal books, saying the "math doesn't add up" and the proposal would harm middle-class Americans.
When Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford took command of the war in Afghanistan on Feb. 10, he succeeded a line of hard-luck officers who had succumbed to scandal or felt the White House's sting over requests for more troops.