Fleischmann recalls July 16 shooting as House passes anti-terror bills

Published Jun. 17 2016

In response to Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, the U.S. House on Thursday passed a package of three previously approved...

U.S. House to take up Fleischmann anti-terrorist radicalization measure following Orlando

Published Jun. 16 2016

In the wake of the Orlando attack, the U.S. House later today plans to take up a measure by Rep....

Democratic senator launches filibuster to demand gun control

Published Jun. 15 2016

A Democratic senator from Connecticut is launching a filibuster and demanding a vote on gun control measures. The move comes...


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Interactive: How divided is America?

Published Jun. 9 2016

Are we still one nation, indivisible, or have we become a divided America?

Sanders vows to help defeat Trump but stops short of endorsing Clinton after Obama meeting

Published Jun. 9 2016

With pressure growing for him to quit the presidential race, a subdued Bernie Sanders emerged from a meeting with President...

Congress sends Obama bill to regulate toxic chemicals

Published Jun. 7 2016

Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping bill that would for the first time regulate tens of...

Amid GOP discord, Ryan focuses on policy

Published Jun. 7 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan is proposing an overhaul of the nation's poverty programs, the first of several policy plans aimed...

Tennessee's Al Gore is the last uncommitted Democratic superdelegate

Published Jun. 6 2016

Former Vice President Al Gore is the last uncommitted Democratic superdelegate in Tennessee after Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini...

Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

Published May. 31 2016

President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with...

Newly discovered emails show Clinton was worried, warned her personal email could be hacked

Published May. 26 2016

They centered on her apparent failure to turn over a November 2010 message in which she worried that her personal...

Trump on top: He reaches magic number to clinch nomination

Published May. 26 2016

Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise...

Tennessee among 11 states suing over Obama's transgender directive

Published May. 25 2016

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender...

Female protestor dragged from stands as anti-Trump protests turn violent

Published May. 25 2016

In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy threw burning...

Overtime pay may become reality for more U.S. workers

Published May. 17 2016

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules to be issued Wednesday by...

Short-handed Supreme Court dodges decision on birth control

Published May. 17 2016

A short-handed Supreme Court dodged but kept alive a legal challenge Monday from faith-based groups over the Obama administration's rules...

States dig in against directive on transgender bathroom use

Published May. 13 2016

Politicians in Texas, Arkansas and elsewhere vowed defiance — and other conservative states could follow suit — after the Obama...

Obama administration steps in on transgender bathroom controversy

Published May. 13 2016

Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to...

Senate approves $37.5 billion measure to fund energy, water programs

Published May. 12 2016

The Senate on Thursday approved a $37.5 billion measure to fund energy and water programs next year, the first of...

Debate over transgender bathroom access spreads nationwide

Published May. 11 2016

There was a showdown in Houston last fall. This spring, North Carolina became the battleground.

Mosquito season brings no urgency for money to fight Zika

Published May. 9 2016

The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama's demands for money to combat...

U.S. sues North Carolina over transgender bathroom law

Published May. 9 2016

A potentially epic clash over transgender rights took shape Monday when the U.S. Justice Department sued North Carolina over the...

North Carolina gov. faces Fed's Monday deadline on LGBT law

Published May. 9 2016

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory shows no signs of backing down in the face of the federal government's Monday deadline...

Republicans reluctant to combat Zika virus

Published May. 9 2016

The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama's demands for money to combat...