Analysis: An outburst of controversies threatens to swamp Obama's second-term agenda, while giving Republicans new opportunities to galvanize their base ahead of the battle for control of Congress in 2014.
For the first time in over a decade, California's governor has projected a budget surplus. But that news raises a question: How will its government spend its money now that it no longer has to worry about a deficit?
Minnesota is set to become the 12th state to allow same-sex marriage after the state Senate voted to legalize it— a swift reversal in a Midwestern state that less than a year ago was weighing a constitutional ban.
Obama said Monday those responsible for any improper scrutiny of conservative groups' tax status would be held "fully accountable," hours before it emerged that the current and former heads of the IRS were informed last May that tea-party groups had been targeted.
The Justice Department seized records of 20 separate phone lines used by Associated Press reporters or editors, in a move that officials familiar with the case said was intended to gather information for a leak probe.
Cleveland officials are calling for a review of the city's missing-persons investigations after the police department disclosed it had long ago removed from a national database one of the three women who reappeared.