• Aaron Schock to Resign Amid Spending Scandal

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock announced Tuesday he would resign his seat at the end of the month, in the wake of a congressional ethics investigation into reports that he used taxpayer money to fund lavish trips and events.

  • Former Lawmaker Aims to Become Salt Lake's First Gay Mayor

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two-term Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker hopes to beat back a challenge Tuesday from former state lawmaker Jackie Biskupski as he seeks another term leading Utah's capital city.

  • Gay History 101: October 28, 2015

    Seventy-seven years ago in Fascist Italy, gay men were labeled "degenerate", expelled from their homes and interned on an island. The archipelago of the Tremiti Islands, in the Adriatic Sea, played a part, in the late 1930s, in the effort by Benito Mussolini's Fascists to suppress homosexuality.

  • Lawmaker Facing Spending Probe Benefited From Donor-Owned Projects, Boosting His Wealth

    WASHINGTON — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors, has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors since entering politics more than a decade ago.

  • Money Offer Exposed in Gay Marriage Fight

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Republican Party chairman’s pledge to provide campaign cash to protect House members who were considering voting against a constitutional gay marriage ban offers a rare look at the private power game that plays out on tough issues at the Statehouse.

  • Op-Ed: The Dawn of Disaster 'President Fails to Rise to the Occasion'

    Last night, I found out from the President of the United States I am living life in the expendable lane. I am sorry, but my brothers factory in Hialeah just needs to put his 250 workers back to work. Dont worry, Richard. I am sure you will make a great personal representative for my will.