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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, answers questions March 23, 2012, on Capitol Hill from reporters about challenges facing President Obama's health care overhaul law in the Supreme Court. (Associated Press)

McConnell tells Obama to 'back off' over court

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted President Obama on Thursday, telling him to "back off" from comments earlier this week where he appeared to question the constitutional powers of the Supreme Court and the possibility that it could overturn his health care law.

** FILE ** Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen who was shot and killed in February 2012 while unarmed, is pictured in an undated family photo. (Associated Press/Martin family photo)

Black caucus members offer resolution to honor Trayvon Martin

Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus have introduced legislation to honor Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Florida teenage who was fatally shot in February by a neighborhood watch volunteer, and to urge for the repeal of a controversial Florida gun law blamed in his death.

**FILE** Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat

House Dems hold hearing on gas prices

With gasoline prices soaring, House Democrats briefly returned to the Capitol Wednesday from their two-week spring break to examine accusations that Wall Street speculators are artificially driving up the price at the pump.


Oddsmakers put Rubio atop VP field

With Mitt Romney appearing to have a lock on the GOP's presidential nomination, the betting — literally — has begun on whom he might choose tap as his running mate, and the early money is on Florida freshman Sen. Marco Rubio.

** FILE ** George Zimmerman is escorted into the Sanford, Fla., police station in handcuffs the night he fatally shot Trayvon Martin. (Associated Press)

NBC apologizes for Zimmerman 911 call edit

NBC News admitted Tuesday it made an error in editing the audiotape of the 911 call George Zimmerman made moments before the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin in February.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum smiles during a campaign stop in Platteville, Wis., on Saturday, March 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Santorum holds small lead in Pennsylvania

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum leads rival Mitt Romney 41 percent to 35 percent among likely voters in his home state's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

** FILE ** This undated file police photo provided by the Orange County Jail via The Miami Herald shows George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26. (AP Photo/Orange County Jail via The Miami Herald, File)

NBC News starts probe of edited Zimmerman 911 call

Amid withering criticism from media watchdog groups, NBC News on Monday said it will conduct an internal probe into how and why an audio tape of George Zimmerman's 911 tape was altered to make the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer sound racist.