WASHINGTON – Congress last week completed a bill that keeps alive – at least through this year — more than 50 tax breaks worth $42 billion to businesses and individuals.
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ROCKWALL — Rep.-elect John Ratcliffe stayed close to home in choosing his inaugural district director. Rockwall native Jason Ross will coordinate operations across the 18-county 4th Congressional District for the freshman representative.
WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress will just have to settle for being bad instead of the worst — at least as far as productivity is concerned.
A pair of states Thursday filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to strike down Colorado’s laws that legalize recreational marijuana.
WASHINGTON — With U.S. intelligence analysts quietly pointing to North Korea as having a hand in the destructive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers, Obama administration officials scrambled Thursday to consider what, if anything, they should do in response.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. hasn’t had an embassy in Cuba for more than 50 years, but establishing one may not take much time.
Employment discrimination based on gender identity is forbidden under the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday, announcing a change in the way it will litigate claims.
WASHINGTON — An independent panel on Thursday recommended sweeping changes at the Secret Service, saying the elite protective agency is “starved for leadership” and calling for an outsider as director, hundreds of new agents and officers and a higher fence around the White House.
MELVILLE, N.Y. — Four months after calling for dramatic reforms to reduce violence against inmates at New York City’s Rikers Island jail, the Justice Department on Thursday said it plans to join a lawsuit to speed up change and potentially push for a court monitor to oversee the prison.
WASHINGTON — The wealth gap between middle- and upper-income households has widened to the highest level on record, says a new report.