Political

(New York, NY) -- With the cost of jet fuel dropping, Senator Chuck Schumer wants to know why airline ticket prices are rising. Schumer's asking the Justice Department to investigate why air travelers are paying ten-percent more for a ticket over the past five years. Schumer...
(New York, NY) -- New York's junior U.S. senator wants a ban on toxic toys. CBS New York reports Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is demanding that the Consumer Product Safety Commissioner take action to ban chemicals found in many popular toys. She says the dozens of chemicals...
(New York, NY) -- It's not often that the national September 11th Museum gets a surprise visit by a former president, but that's what happened last night. George W. Bush made an unannounced stop at the museum around six o'clock, taking a somber look at the exhibits, including "...
(Washington, DC) -- One of the few Republicans to support the release of the Senate report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation program says there's no doubt that detainees were tortured. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Senator John McCain said the debate shouldn't be about who the...
(New York, NY) -- New York Senator Kirstin Gillibrand is calling for a ban on toxic toys. Gillibrand says dozens of toxic chemicals are found in popular toys, including arsenic, mercury and formaldehyde. She's demanding that the Consumer Product Safety Commission take action to...
(Chicago, IL) -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is getting praise for wearing an "I Can't Breathe" shirt during pre-game warm-ups last week. Attorney General Eric Holder tells the "Chicago Sun-Times" it's a good thing that Rose can use his celebrity platform to make a social...
(Washington, DC) -- The Reverend Al Sharpton is calling on Congress to do more to protect African Americans from unjustified police violence. Sharpton spoke before a large crowd at Saturday's "Justice for All" rally in Washington, DC. In calling for legislative action, Sharpton...
(Washington, DC) -- A former head of the CIA under President George W. Bush stands behind his agency's enhanced interrogation of terrorist suspects. On ABC's "This Week," former CIA Director Michael Hayden dismissed comparisons between the program and the criminal activity at...
(Washington, DC) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney is defending the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" that have come under attack in a recent Senate report. On NBC's "Meet the Press," Cheney dismissed the report as partisan. The report detailed instances of prisoners...