Government and politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.
Obama has directed the Justice Department to improve its clemency recommendation process and recruit more applications from convicts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Senate scuttled President Barack Obama's drive for new firearms restrictions, congressional gun control supporters are significantly winnowing their 2014 legislative agenda.
That's because of a lack of Senate votes, opposition by the Republican-run House and Democratic worries about this November's elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.