President Obama declared he would seek to fill the seat, charging into a likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."
Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would cut nearly $300 million from counterterrorism programs.
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The Vermont senator, a special guest at the forum on race and economic opportunity, spoke to hundreds of people at Patrick Henry High School in north Minneapolis before taking questions.
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Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson wants the next president to nominate a replacement for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered that U.S. and Minnesota state flags be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Justice Antonin Scalia's death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change the outcome in some major Supreme Court cases.
The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010.
A bill that would increase compensation for the wrongly convicted is drawing criticism from open records advocates about a provision to seal court records.
Lawmakers are eyeing a $1.2 billion budget surplus with no shortage of ideas on how to spend it.
The Lake Superior community of Grand Marais (muh-RAY') has put the brakes on a potential move by a national discount retailer to move into the scenic tourist town.
Gov. Scott Walker has ordered the U.S. and Wisconsin state flags lowered to half-staff at state government buildings across Wisconsin in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
The fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man in rural Virginia is being investigated by the state police.
North Carolina's redistricting fight is being closely watched in Durham County, which was divided among four Congressional Districts a few years ago.
While partisan battles rage in Washington and other state capitals, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker thrives in one of the nation's bluest states.
Police in Louisiana say a man suspected of shooting two police officers in Baton Rouge has died.
New York may allow the parents of young children to defer a piece of their state income taxes to help cover the cost of child care.
The Latest on developments following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):