Text of Republican Gov. Chris Christie's final State of the State address to the Legislature, as prepared for delivery on Tuesday:
Before we begin, let us rise one more time for, not a moment of silence but a moment of celebration, for the extraordinary life of Governor Brendan Byrne. ...
President Donald Trump has waded into a brewing controversy in the House and endorsed the return of so-called earmarks - pet projects and spending items added to appropriations bills on behalf of individual lawmakers.
Outgoing Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that New Jersey needed "tough and plain-spoken leadership" when he took office eight years ago and he delivered it.
President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever … Click to Continue »
A bill that would raise the cost of a handgun permit from $5 to $25 hit a wave of resistance Tuesday from a handful of lawmakers who argued that counties … Click to Continue »
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is stepping down as head of Breitbart News, days after offering regret for his role in an unflattering book about President Trump and his team.
Breitbart said Mr. Bannon resigned from the conservative news platform where he served as executive chairman since 2012. The ...
President Donald Trump is set to bring his "America First" agenda to a bastion of globalization when he attends the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos … Click to Continue »
Michigan has unveiled a new school accountability system, six months after the concept was endorsed by the State Board of Education. The online "Parent Dashboard" that launched Tuesday provides data … Click to Continue »
Democratic Gov.-elect Ralph Northam has appointed a northern Virginia business executive and former policy adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve as his secretary of commerce and trade. … Click to Continue »
Republican lawmakers began the year's legislative session Tuesday by introducing a bill to revise Delaware's prevailing wage law, an issue that drew partisan bickering and a budget stalemate at the … Click to Continue »
The World Bank predicts that the global economy will grow 3.1 percent this year, which would be its best showing in seven years. The United States, the world's largest economy, … Click to Continue »
The Latest on the border talks between North and South Korea (all times local): 6:10 a.m. The White House says North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics won't affect U.S. … Click to Continue »
An investigation is underway into whether some propane companies engaged in price-gouging during the recent cold spell while others left customers freezing in their homes because of shoddy delivery service, … Click to Continue »
Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California have been appointed to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, becoming just the second and third African-Americans to … Click to Continue »
Therapy that seeks to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity will remain legal in New Hampshire, though lawmaker say they found no evidence it is being practiced in … Click to Continue »
U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, has announced that he will be joining the Environment and Public Works Committee. Van Hollen said the move is part of a series of … Click to Continue »
A decision by an independent energy agency to reject the Trump administration's plan to bolster the coal industry could lead to more closures of coal-fired power plants and the loss … Click to Continue »
Stephen Bannon stepped down as chairman of Breitbart News on Tuesday, marking a stunning fall for the once high-flying populist agitator and former White House chief strategist who helped turn Breitbart into a...
The Arizona National Guard's top general is asking members of Congress to temporarily block the scheduled removal of attack helicopters from a National Guard unit based at Silverbell Army Heliport … Click to Continue »
Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an executive order establishing a new office aimed at addiction recovery and treatment initiatives. Burgum signed the order Tuesday. Burgum's wife, Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, will … Click to Continue »
Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission says that presidential and national assembly elections will be held on Feb. 16, 2019. The commission made the announcement Tuesday while outlining the 2019 general … Click to Continue »
Several higher education institutions in West Virginia launched an alliance Monday meant to kick-start area economic development. The Herald-Dispatch reports the Alliance for the Economic Development for Southern West Virginia … Click to Continue »
Animal rights advocates want a federal court to make an Army base in western Louisiana stop rounding up hundreds of feral horses on land it owns or uses. Fort Polk … Click to Continue »
Twitter reacts to the ouster of Steve Bannon as Breitbart News executive chairman Tuesday, days after President Donald Trump bashed him for comments to Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."
Steve Bannon's exit from Breitbart news Tuesday happened days after President Donald Trump bashed him following his comments in an explosive book published on the Trump presidency, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."
President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump. "I'll beat Oprah," the president declared flatly at a White House meeting Tuesday — though he quickly added, "I don't think … Click to Continue »
Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases - first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a "bill of love," then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress. … Click to Continue »
President Trump on Jan. 9 signed an executive order that he said commands his administration to explore ways to improve mental health support for veterans.
Not One Penny, a coalition of progressive organizations, released an ad criticizing Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) for voting for President Trump's tax plan.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will welcome its first African American members in this century after Democrats added Sens. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to the panel that handles judicial nominations and appointments to the Justice Department. Harris, a former attorney general of California, was seen as a likely candidate to join the committee after Sen. Al Franken […]
Trump said he would support a “clean” DACA bill. Except he didn't know what “clean” meant.