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The Senate has voted to roll back significant parts of the much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law.
The Obama administration proposed new regulations Thursday meant to protect America's streams from coal-mining debris, but Republicans charged that the measures were yet another attack on coal country that would cost jobs.
The House on Thursday passed GOP-led legislation designed to bring more water to California's farm belt amid a severe and lengthy drought.
With 50 state legislatures and thousands of municipalities year-after-year churning out laws and ordinances, it's no wonder some very strange ones remain on the books. But some fastidious public servants are making it their business to clean up those books and purge unnecessary and wacky laws from the code.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the nuclear deal negotiated by the United States, Iran and Western powers "will have my strong support."
Oklahoma lawmakers say they answer to a higher authority than the state Supreme Court when it comes to the Ten Commandments monument the justices ordered must be removed from the State House grounds.
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz’ memoir will finally make it to the New York Times’ bestseller list this week after Cruz accused the paper of wrongfully omitting him last week.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ended a secret investigation into whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in winning his 2012 recall election.
Clinton's heavy reliance on big donor dollars shows she a problem with her base, and it seems to be persistent.
House Speaker John Boehner denounced a "sickening" video showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the harvesting of fetal body parts for money, and promised to "get to the bottom this" through congressional investigations.
It's doubtful Congress will vote on President Obama's nuclear accord with Iran until September. But it's quite possible the month of August could be the timeframe which either makes or breaks the deal.
From the White House to the big house, President Obama is making an unprecedented presidential visit to a federal prison Thursday as part of his push for changes to the criminal justice system.
Hillary Rodham Clinton spent more than $18 million and hired hundreds of employees in the first three months of her presidential campaign, creating a national operation that vastly outpaces her rivals in both parties.
President Obama has offered to increase U.S. military aid to Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear agreement, according to a published report.
Former President George H.W. Bush is in stable condition Wednesday after breaking a bone in his neck in a fall at his Maine home, his spokesman says.
Republican officials, after battling for years with Washington over ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion, are testing a middle ground that could reshape the program – by making recipients pay for part of their health care.
Calling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.
Charles Krauthammer said on “Special Report” Wednesday that the only thing certain regarding the Iran nuclear deal is that the international sanctions regime “is now dead.”
Scott Walker gave a pretty rousing announcement speech without notes or teleprompter about “big, bold ideas from outside of Washington,” but it would be hard to say he has generated a whole lot of excitement.
The House passed a bill Wednesday to temporarily shore up funding for transportation programs and prevent a shutdown in highway and transit aid to states at the end of this month. But Senate Republicans are trying to cobble together a longer-term bill that could provide money for several years.