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Obama could face election-year jam on gay marriage

Posted: 03/30/2012 - President Barack Obama could be caught in an election-year bind on gay marriage, wedged between the pressure of supporters who want him to back same-sex marriage and the political perils of igniting an explosive social issue in the midst of the campaign.

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Recall election ordered for Wis. Gov. Scott Walker

Posted: 03/30/2012 - A recall election was officially ordered Friday against embattled first-term Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after more than 900,000 signatures were collected on petitions to force a vote.

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Bill to drug test Colo. welfare recipients fails

Updated: 03/29/2012 - A measure to require welfare applicants to take a drug test before receiving benefits failed in a surprising vote in the Republican-controlled Colorado House.

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House approves Republican deficit-cutting plan

Posted: 03/29/2012 - Republicans have pushed an election-year $3.5 trillion budget through a divided House that showcases their plans for trimming federal deficits and contrasts sharply with how President Barack Obama and Democrats would tackle the nation's fiscal problems.

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Lawmaker chastised for wearing hoodie in House

Posted: 03/28/2012 - Rep. Bobby Rush has donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber.

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George H.W. Bush to formally back Romney

Posted: 03/28/2012 - Former President George H.W. Bush plans to endorse Mitt Romney, further urging the Republican Party to coalesce around the former Massachusetts governor's presidential campaign.

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Voters may be asked to ax anti-gay CO amendment

Posted: 03/27/2012 - Two gay lawmakers want to ask voters to repeal a Colorado constitutional amendment that barred cities from passing anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people.

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High court to hear suit over Cheney event arrest

Posted: 03/21/2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Secret Service agents who say they should be shielded from a lawsuit over their arrest of a Colorado man who confronted Vice President Dick Cheney.

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On last day free, Blagojevich to offer last word

Updated: 03/14/2012 - On his last full day of freedom, Rod Blagojevich will do what he loved doing as governor and while defending himself unsuccessfully against corruption charges. He'll step up to a microphone and talk.

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Overdose reporting immunity bill clears Colorado Legislature

Updated: 03/12/2012 - A proposal to encourage drug users to report overdoses has cleared the Colorado Legislature. A bill giving limited criminal immunity to people who report overdoses passed the Colorado House Monday and has already passed the Senate.

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NJ gov: No regret for calling man an 'idiot'

Updated: 03/12/2012 - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't regret calling a former Navy SEAL an "idiot" during a heated exchange at a recent public event.

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Bruising gay-marriage showdowns likely in 5 states

Posted: 03/08/2012 - Foes and supporters of same-sex marriage are gearing up for five costly and bruising statewide showdowns in the coming months on an issue that evenly divides Americans.

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Obama campaign to release documentary

Posted: 03/07/2012 - President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign plans to release a 17-minute documentary next week about his first term in office.

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Obama: Diplomacy can stop Iran from getting

Posted: 03/06/2012 - President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that diplomacy can still resolve the crisis over Iran's possible pursuit of nuclear weapons, and he accused his Republican critics of "beating the drums of war."

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Colo. Court rules against campus gun ban

Posted: 03/05/2012 - The Colorado Supreme Court has sided with opponents of a campus gun ban at the University of Colorado who claimed the ban is illegal because it was not approved by the Legislature.

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