US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

(Los Angeles Police Department / Associated Press)

After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.


Federal, state officials take sweeping steps in response to Ferguson, Mo., unrest

(Jeff Chiu / AP)

State Highway Patrol to take control of security operations; Obama calls for calm and national unity.

Planes, trains and campaign finance reports — the bane of every Senate candidate

Sen. Mary Landrieu isn’t the first politician to face ethics problems over her flights.


Highway patrol to take over security in Ferguson

(Jeff Roberson / AP)

President, Holder escalate federal response to killing of unarmed black teen and ensuing chaos.

Sen. McCaskill proposes whistleblower-protection bill for VA

The move comes as the Office of Special Counsel is investigating nearly 70 complaints of reprisals against VA whistleblowers.