PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House on Thursday approved legislation allowing victims of sexual misconduct to talk to police or testify in a criminal case even if they signed a non-disclosure agreement as part of a civil settlement.
The proposal from Republican Rep. Maria Syms of Paradise Valley also would ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation's gun laws. Four months later, the only gun legislation that has moved in the House or Senate instead eases restrictions for ...
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar signaled Thursday he is open to researching gun violence, despite a legislative add-on that bars the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from promoting gun control.
"My understanding is that the rider does not in any way impede our ability to conduct our ...
Republicans' refusal to pass tough gun laws leads to "useless, preventable violence," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday.
U.S. and Mexican officials are working on arranging a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto "in the near future," the White House said in a statement.Mexico's foreign ministry announced on Wednesday that a meeting between the...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate blocks President Trump's immigration plan focused on Dreamers, border wall, visa lottery program.
Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's former senior adviser, left both Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the House Intelligence committee frustrated Thursday when he refused to answer their questions, sparking a debate about whether to hold him in contempt.
Mr. Bannon took questions from the members in private, as the committee ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a vocal leader of the #MeToo movement, faces fresh allegations of misconduct, including frequent discussions about sex and alcohol consumption at her Capitol office.
San Diego lawyer Dan Gilleon filed a formal complaint Wednesday with the Legislature detailing the allegations on behalf of ...
Former President Barack Obama is calling for "common-sense gun safety laws" following Wednesday's school shooting in Florida.Obama tweeted Thursday: "We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Activists in Providence launched a campaign this week to put a rent-control initiative on the upcoming fall ballot.
The Providence Journal reports members of Direct Action for Rights and Equality gathered Wednesday at the home of an elderly couple facing eviction to announce their effort. DARE ...
House Democrats said Thursday they are looking at initiating contempt proceedings against former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, complaining that he cited "executive privilege" to brush off a host of questions during a tense closed-door interview with the House Intelligence Committee.
Ignoring climate change, environment and energy efficiency could harm the U.S.
If you look at U.N. votes, the United States doesn't have many friends. But there are more effective ways to target aid.
David Jolly believes rigidity among both parties has sunk efforts to act on gun policies.
More Democrats have grades at or above A-minus than Republicans have Bs or lower.
The Senate on Thursday killed a bipartisan bill that would have cracked down on sanctuary cities, as the long-awaited immigration floor fight turned into a massacre.
The bill failed in a 54-45 vote, falling six votes short of the 60 needed to survive and becoming the second casualty in the ...
DENVER (AP) - State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow unauthorized immigrants to renew their Colorado driver's licenses online or by mail instead of through an in-person appointment.
The Denver Post reports the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on Wednesday passed the bill, sending it to the ...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon lawmakers are seeking to expand a ban on the purchase or possession of firearms by people with domestic violence records or restraining orders.
The proposal would add to the list of those who could be barred from ownership after a conviction, add to the list ...
The IRS is still paying bonuses to nearly 2,000 bad employees, including more than two dozen who were actual tax-cheats themselves, the agency's inspector general said in a new report this week.
The audit suggests the tax agency's efforts to crack down on bonuses have not fully succeeded, according to ...
Senators on Thursday blocked several separate plans that deal with immigration as President Trump torpedoed one proposal as “a total catastrophe” and his Department of Homeland Security lambasted it as the “end of immigration enforcement in America.”
President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at a compromise immigration bill as a "total catastrophe" — arguing the Department of Homeland Security warns it would be "the end of immigration enforcement in America."
The Senate has blocked a bipartisan proposal that would have provided 1.8 million young immigrants a chance for citizenship and $25 billion for a border wall.
Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, declined to answer many questions during his second closed-door meeting with the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, frustrating members of the panel, Republican and Democratic committee leaders...
One day after the deadly Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., told MSNBC it is time for Americans and lawmakers to insist on "smart" gun laws.
The Republican candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s upcoming special election holds a slight lead on his Democratic opponent, according to a new poll by Monmouth University.
As has been done in Colorado after a pair of horrific shootings, loopholes must be closed in federal background checks, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said Thursday.
Today, Americans must absorb the shock -- and resist the numbness that comes with familiarity -- of another mass school shooting by a murderous young man with an assault rifle.
, The Federalist
The press has played an active role in the Trump-Russia collusion story since its inception. It helped birth it. That's why they're done now.
, Washington Post
President Trump talked a lot about “forgotten Americans” during the 2016 campaign. That led many people who are struggling in this country to believe he would have their backs in the White House. He has not. When I stepped down as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November, I knew there would be changes. But what I have seen since has troubled me deeply.
, New York Times
The administration's effort to rush a decision on DACA will test whether a rule-bound court is prepared to stand up to a norm-breaking president.