Here's a look back at the major events that took place at the White House this week, including the first ever Student Film Festival.
How has marriage equality spread across the United States since 2000? Thanks to an interactive map from Mother Jones, you can now watch how the laws have been changed, year by year, state by state.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference. | AP Photo
Texas Gov. Rick Perry mocked Democratic governors for leading their states to higher taxes and fewer jobs on the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings thousands of activists to suburban Washington each year to put their stamp on the Republican Party.
While paying tribute to Aretha Franklin Thursday night at a "Women of Soul" event at the White House, President Obama came so close to nailing the chorus of her signature song.
Over recent years, I’ve grown increasingly dismayed by the crude, rude, and downright nasty tone that has invaded not only political dialogue, but also our business and personal interactions.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Rand Paul’s biggest political decision is approaching: whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his U.S. Senate seat. A Republican lawmaker from his home state wants to free him from the potential dilemma by letting him run for both.
Natasha Korecki is joined by Fran Spielman, Chicago Reader's Mick Dumke and Fox 32's Mike Flannery to discuss Rahm Emanuel's re-election chances and the possibility of a Preckwinkle run.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard speaks with reporters during a news conference at the Illinois State Capitol in February. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman)
New polling shows the GOP Race for governor is narrowing. Sources say that two polls -- one conducted by the Democratic Governors Association, the other by a coalition of public sector unions, showed Rauner's lead was slipping, Dillard's popularity was on the rise and the percentage of undecided voters had jumped up.
Last year, opposition from Mayor Rahm Emanuel derailed a San Francisco-style environmental crackdown that would have prohibited Chicago retailers with more than 5,000 square feet of floor space from putting their merchandise in plastic bags. Now, the sponsor of that ordinance is making it even tougher—by including small retailers—and claiming he has the votes to approve the ban-the-bag ordinance, no matter what the mayor says.
Children participating in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington last year. The White House says the Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 21. Dating to 1878 and attended by tens of thousands of children and parents, (AP File Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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