(CNN) - A new poll indicates a spike in the percentage of Americans who say that occasional acts of terrorism will be part of life in the future.
But according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted after last week's Boston Marathon bombings, there's no rise in public concerns about another terrorist attack here in the U.S.
(CNN) - With one week to go until primary day, an election campaign suspended following last Monday's Boston Marathon bombings is trying to heat up.
The two Democrats and three Republicans running to fill the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts immediately suspended their campaigns immediately after the terror attack, which left three people dead and more than 250 injured. But campaigning has resumed, and a feisty debate Monday night between the two Democratic candidates included fireworks over national security issues.
Washington (CNN) - He may be one of the most junior members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, but Sen. Ted Cruz's comments carry a lot of weight.
That may be because the freshman senator from Texas, who was just elected to Congress last November, won office with the help of the tea party movement, is a darling among some conservatives and is the only Republican on the panel who may have designs on the White House in 2016.
Washington (CNN) – Marco Rubio is on a full-court press on immigration reform.
On Thursday, when Rubio and the seven other senators who make up the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" formally introduced their comprehensive reform bill in a high-profile news conference, the first-term Republican senator from Florida did 10 interviews on conservative talk radio. That follows the four interviews he gave the previous day.
(CNN) - Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign says it's going up on television Friday with a new television commercial seizing upon last week's news that the Senate minority leader and political operatives were secretly taped at his Louisville, Kentucky headquarters.
The ad, which McConnell's campaign says they'll spend six figures to run statewide in Kentucky on broadcast and cable T.V., tries to link the push by national Democrats to defeat the Senate's top Republican in his re-election bid next year with the controversy over the secret recordings, along with an earlier racial attack on McConnell's wife by a local progressive group.
Washington (CNN) – Four months after the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, the gun-control proposal with arguably the best chance of passing through Congress went down to defeat. And in this case, a powerful gun lobby, coupled with 2014 campaign politics, trumped public opinion.
A bipartisan yet controversial proposal that would have extended current background checks for gun buyers to include gun shows and internet sales Wednesday fell six votes shy of the 60 needed in the Senate to advance through the chamber. The amendment by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania went down in defeat even though just about every national poll conducted the past couple of months indicated that the vast majority of Americans supported tougher background checks.
Washington (CNN) - Even though polls indicate it's supported by the vast majority of Americans, the gun-control proposal with arguably the best chance of Senate passage may very well go down to defeat on Wednesday.
The Senate is scheduled to begin voting Wednesday afternoon on a number of proposals to reduce gun violence, including a bipartisan yet controversial agreement on expanding background checks proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania. Their proposal would extend current background checks for gun buyers to include gun shows and internet sales.
(CNN) - Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner may seek political redemption by running this year for New York City mayor, but a new poll of city residents suggests many of them may not be ready to forgive him.
(CNN) - Gabriel Gomez crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon just minutes before two explosions turned what was a celebratory moment into a scene of horror.
Like many runners in the 26.2-mile race, Gomez had his family on hand to watch him at the finish line. His wife and four children, ages 13, 11, 10 and 8, were about a block or two before the finish line.
(CNN) - Democratic nominee Robin Kelly won a special election Tuesday to fill the congressional seat left vacant by disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., CNN projected.
A former Illinois state representative, Kelly was considered the overwhelming favorite in the district, which includes parts of Chicago's Southside. It's one of the most Democratic in the nation.