Despite uproar, Mississippi judge again asks courtroom to stand, say the Pledge of Allegiance

Miss. judge again asks courtroom to say pledge

Recite the pledge or go to jail? Mississippi attorney sent to the slammer for keeping quiet

Recite pledge or go to jail? Lawyer sent to lockup

Gunmen kill judge in northern Philippines; judges’ association calls for right to bear arms

Judges want to bear arms after Philippine shooting

Afghan officials say too early to judge election despite observers reporting widespread fraud

Afghan officials say too early to judge election

Early and often: Ill. residents to vote twice to fill President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat

Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama

Panel: Top Texas criminal judge accused of turning away death row inmate’s appeal can keep job

Top Texas criminal judge warned but keeps job

State lawmaker asks SC state police to investigate how surprise primary winner paid filing fee

Lawmaker asks state police to probe SC primary

US Supreme Court prevents Ariz. from giving publicly funded candidates extra campaign cash

US Supreme Court blocks Ariz. campaign finance law

A defiant Blagojevich says he’s been falsely accused during Day 2 of his corruption trial

The White House

Blagojevich jury shaping up as cross section of the voters who elected him Illinois governor

President Barack Obama

Iraqi ex-PM expresses fear over violence as suicide blasts kill 7

Former PM urges interim government in Iraq

Republican Party will ask Supreme Court to let it raise unlimited contributions

RNC to take fundraising case to Supreme Court

Republican National Committee loses bid to raise ‘unlimited’ soft money

RNC loses bid to raise unlimited ’soft’ money

Calif. judge assailed for toddler’s death at father’s hand now face stiff election challenge

Judge faces election after unpopular decision

Victorville judge assailed for toddler’s murder at dad’s hand now faces election challenge

Judge faces challenge after child-custody tragedy

Myanmar’s latest law bars democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from voting in elections

Law bars Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi from voting

Iran’s rulers mold Islamic defense into tool against political opponents

Iran calls political opponents enemies of Islam

Iraq’s anti-American cleric al-Sadr faces arrest warrant over 2003 murder

Iraq: Shiite cleric faces warrant over 2003 murder

Iran sentences another activist to death, detains opposition leader’s adviser

Iran sentences another activist to death

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has convicted another opposition activist on charges related to the country’s post-election turmoil and sentenced him to death, the judiciary said Tuesday, bringing to at least 10 the number of those facing the death penalty for the unrest following June’s disputed presidential election.

Appeals court, looking at new Supreme Court decision, doubts validity of more campaign rules

Appeals court skeptical of campaign finance rules

White House, Hill Dems cobbling ideas to respond to court ruling Obama calls ‘devastating’