WASHINGTON — A week after the Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote cleared the way for an Oklahoma man to be executed using a controversial new drug, the justices agreed to hear a legal challenge that the drug amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
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WASHINGTON — The House voted last week to prohibit federal funding for most abortions as a part of permanent law.
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats made the opening move in their effort to portray Republicans as out of step with mainstream Americans on the question of whether humans cause climate change.
WASHINGTON — An emboldened group of moderate House Republicans put their leaders on notice this week that they intend to steer a more pragmatic course on social issues — including abortion, same-sex marriage and immigration — as the party tries to position itself for the 2016 presidential election.
WASHINGTON — The House is set to vote next week on what some Republicans are proudly calling “the toughest border security bill ever.”
Kentucky political legend and purveyor of Southern wit Wendell H. Ford has died.
WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change, days after NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared 2014 the hottest year ever recorded on Earth.
FORT WORTH — Seven years ago President George W. Bush signed a law requiring that refineries blend fuels derived from corn, animal fat and plant waste into the nation’s fuel supply. But the industry it spawned says it’s on the verge of plant closures and layoffs if the federal government doesn’t clear up uncertainty about future fuel standards.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama worked to frame his final years in office Tuesday as a time of national recovery from unpopular wars and deep recession, striving now to help a middle class left behind by an otherwise growing economy.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s latest test of whether campaign contribution restrictions violate free speech rights split the justices into familiar liberal and conservative camps.