Partisan stalemates over tax hikes, spending cuts, pose high hurdle to deficit 'grand bargain'
Mexico breaks up plot by armed gang to kill 2 federal legislators
Former Massachusetts US Sen. Scott Brown not ruling out run in New Hampshire
Fla. Sen. Bill Nelson voices support for gay marriage; Democrat previously backed civil unions
Congressmen say Va. contractor illegally detained, beaten in Afghanistan
After 10 years of opening Virginia House of Delegates sessions by presenting the state's gold ceremonial mace, Norman "Bud" Roderick is retiring as the House's sergeant-at-arms.
Democrat who opposed Colbert Busch in SC congressional primary endorses former Gov. Sanford
In Colorado, Obama says 'doesn't have to be a conflict' between citizen safety and gun rights
Connecticut lawmakers pass wide-ranging gun control law in response to Newtown school shooting
Arms trade treaty faces enough Senate opposition to scuttle pact if Obama submits it