File-This June 16, 2011 file photo shows Anthony Weiner speaking to the media during a news conference in New York.    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig,File)

Anthony Weiner launches bid to become NYC mayor

Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on. The ex-congressman whose career imploded in a rash of raunchy tweets two years ago said in a YouTube video announcement late Tuesday that he's in the New York City mayoral race. He'd said last month he was considering it.…
IRS Political Groups testimony

Former IRS chief: Can’t say how targeting happened

The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner.…
Kansas state Reps. Jim Kelly, left, of Independence, and Richard Proehl, right, of Parsons, confer before a caucus of fellow Republicans, Monday, May 20, 2013, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Republican leaders in the House and Senate are at odds over budget and tax issues. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kan. legislators move forward on budget

Negotiators from the Kansas House and Senate are reporting progress on approving a new state budget, with plans to send the latest House proposal to the chamber floor for a vote.…
guns

Kansas House preparing to consider gun-rights bill

A favorable Kansas House vote is all supporters need for final legislative approval of restrictions on the use of state tax dollars for promoting or opposing gun-control measures. …

No sign of when Kansas budget talks will resume

Negotiators for the Kansas House and Senate still haven't decided when they'll resume talks aimed at reconciling differences between the two chambers on budget issues.…
Organic Foods Politics

Organic industry clout grows with consumer demand

The organic food industry is gaining clout on Capitol Hill, prompted by rising consumer demand and its entry into traditional farm states. But that isn't going over well with everyone in Congress.…
Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Photos: AG Holder’s congressional grilling

Emotions ran high when Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Capitol Hill on issues ranging from the IRS, the Boston Marathon shooting and secret AP phone records seizure.…