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Mallott kicks off gubernatorial campaign

Mallott kicks off gubernatorial campaignByron Mallott filed as a candidate for governor today, making him the first Democratic candidate to officially jump into the race.

Welcome To Week Three Of The Shutdown

Welcome To Week Three Of The ShutdownThe partial government shutdown begins its third week on Tuesday as the debt ceiling deadline looms just two days from now. Congressional leaders seem to be inching toward a deal that could prove acceptable to both sides and the White House. But, we've been here before.

4 Things To Know On Day 4 Of The Shutdown

4 Things To Know On Day 4 Of The ShutdownWith the partial shutdown of the federal government now into its fourth day, here are four stories to help bring us all up to speed:

John Boehner reports no progress after meeting with Obama

John Boehner reports no progress after meeting with ObamaSpeaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, stepped out of the White House yesterday after a 90-minute meeting with President Obama and reported no progress.

Lawmakers Welcome President Asking For Their OK On Syria

Lawmakers Welcome President Asking For Their OK On SyriaLawmakers, many of whom had urged President Obama to seek authority from Congress before going ahead with a military strike against Syria, were largely positive about his decision to do just that.

Rodeo Clown In Obama Mask Sparks Outrage, Apologies

Rodeo Clown In Obama Mask Sparks Outrage, Apologies"It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally." That's the reaction of spectator Perry Beam to Saturday's appearance at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo., of a rodeo clown wearing a mask meant to look like President Obama and what happened during his performance.

IRS Targeted Additional Conservative Groups, Probe Shows

IRS Targeted Additional Conservative Groups, Probe Shows"The Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with 'tea party' or 'patriot' in their names — as the agency admitted Friday — to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to 'make America a better place to live,' " The Wall Street Journal reports.

Home Brewing: Soon To Be Legal In All 50 States

Home Brewing: Soon To Be Legal In All 50 StatesThe Alabama Legislature has approved a bill making it legal to brew beer at home, a practice that had been forbidden in the state. If Gov. Robert Bentley signs the bill, as is expected, home brewing will soon be legal in all 50 states.

Sen. Manchin Says Background Checks Bill Will Pass Next Time

Sen. Manchin Says Background Checks Bill Will Pass Next TimeSen. Joe Manchin says he's going to reintroduce his bill that expands background checks for gun purchases to sales made at gun shows and online, and he predicts that the second time around, it will get enough votes to move out of the Senate.

Obama Calls New Budget A ‘Fiscally Responsible Blueprint’

Obama Calls New Budget A ‘Fiscally Responsible Blueprint’President Obama unveiled his 2014 budget proposal Wednesday, calling it is a "fiscally responsible blueprint" that can help grow the economy and shrink deficits.