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California Governor Brown wants rainy-day fund in constitution 16 Apr 2014

SACRAMENTO, California - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday stepped up his efforts to enshrine a rainy day fund in the state's constitution, stealing some thunder from Republicans backing a similar measure as he seeks an unprecedented fourth term.

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Former New York Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50 million on gun control

WASHINGTON - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control.

U.S. 16 Apr 2014
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Obama's departing health chief mulls U.S. Senate run: report

WASHINGTON - Departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who took withering criticism over the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

16 Apr 2014
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Paul, Rubio lead potential Republican 2016 contenders in spending

WASHINGTON - Groups supporting Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio lead the pack of potential Republican presidential candidates in spending money and investing in possible campaigns this year, more than 20 months before the first votes are cast in 2016.

16 Apr 2014
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Two incompatible gun ballot measures lead in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Washington - Two incompatible ballot measures on background checks for gun buyers in Washington state enjoy majority support in a poll released on Tuesday, but the one advancing stricter gun controls is more popular.

16 Apr 2014