Texas Gov. Rick Perry, R, insisted Sunday that a grand jury indictment alleging that he abused his office and tried to coerce an elected official was unjustified, pointing to support he has received from political leaders to bolster his claim.
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Gov. Mary Fallin is supporting legalization of a nonintoxicating component of marijuana on a limited, trial basis for use in treating young people with rare conditions that cause seizures and strokes.
HACKENSACK, N.J.—Legislators from New Jersey and other Atlantic Coast states are pushing the Obama administration to reverse a decision to allow geologic exploration of the ocean floor from Florida to Delaware as a step toward seeking underwater oil and gas reserves.
WASHINGTON — The Tulsa County court clerk asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to review a federal appeals court decision striking down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage.
WASHINGTON – Congress struggled last week with a response to the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. southern border, before recessing for a five-week August break.
WASHINGTON — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will not serve out his term in Congress, announcing he will resign Aug. 18 in a Virginia newspaper opinion article and interview.
WASHINGTON—On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis because conservatives — spurred on by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz—rallied against it.
WASHINGTON – Some higher income families would be eligible to receive a child tax credit on their federal returns under a bill approved in the House last week.
WASHINGTON — A bid by Democrats to negate the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case on insurance coverage for birth control was blocked in the U.S. Senate last week.
WASHINGTON — Supporters of the embattled Pebble Mine project in Alaska are making a desperate effort in Congress and the courts to keep it alive in the face of warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that it could devastate the finest run of wild salmon left on the globe.