Alaska lawmakers will continue to receive an annual salary of $50,400 after a special commission deadlocked on whether to cut the pay by 10 percent starting next year. The vote … Click to Continue »
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski swore in new Cabinet ministers Tuesday, saying he will seek to bring reconciliation in Peru following his close brush with impeachment and controversial pardon of a … Click to Continue »
A Democratic lawmaker wants to make it easier for Californians with marijuana convictions to reduce or erase their records as the state moves into the next phase of legalized pot. … Click to Continue »
In the case of a man arrested numerous times on domestic violence charges, the New Mexico Supreme Court has determined that prosecutors should have been allowed to use previous statements … Click to Continue »
A California Republican ousted as the party's state Assembly leader after he worked with Democrats on climate change legislation said Tuesday he's starting a group to back conservatives who no … Click to Continue »
The Latest on the Rhode Island General Assembly's efforts to address the issue of sexual misconduct (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Many female lawmakers are wearing black at the Rhode … Click to Continue »
Gov. Bruce Rauner's former communications director is suing the administration over emails on the signing of a controversial plan allowing taxpayer-funded abortions. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Cook County lawsuit … Click to Continue »
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Latest on the Rhode Island General Assembly's efforts to address the issue of sexual misconduct (all times local):
Many female lawmakers are wearing black at the Rhode Island Statehouse in solidarity with the Time's Up movement and as a statement against sexual misconduct.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and four Democratic lawmakers are heading to Mexico for four days of meetings to solidify California's relationship with its southern neighbor.
The delegation will leave Wednesday and return Saturday. Rendon says the trip will send a message that California wants to work ...
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., believes President Donald Trump is in favor of a bipartisan healthcare bill that would provide some support for the struggling Obamacare markets.
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President Trump hosted Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the White House on Jan. 9 for talks on immigration policy.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Jan. 9 said Congress will “probably” reach an agreement about an Obama-era program shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportations before it expires on March 5.
Top Democrat and Republican spar over the release of Glenn Simpson’s interview transcript, while others dispute the accuracy of some assertions.
Kamala Harris is joining the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democratic leaders announced Tuesday. The move not only adds a coveted post to the junior senator’s already high-profile set of committee assignments, … Click to Continue »
Stephen Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of the pro-Trump, populist website Breitbart News, less than a week after a dramatic falling out with President Trump.
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 »