Jason Chaffetz is challenging heir apparent Kevin McCarthy for the U.S. House speakership.
The move implements a decision last year to slash the number of incarcerated drug offenders by nearly half.
He urged farmers to push their lawmakers to approve what he said would boost their sales in a fast-growing region.
The justices rejected hundreds of appeals that had piled up over the summer.
It was a move widely seen as benefiting his preferred successor, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.
Her willingness to put the gun issue at the forefront of her campaign represents a risk that the politics have indeed changed on the issue.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Caron and businessman/reality-TV-star Donald Trump each got 18 percent registered Republicans in the poll.
Jason Chaffetz, a rising star among congressional Republicans, on Sunday declared a bid to become speaker of the House of Representatives.
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The U.S. and Afghan governments vowed Sunday to jointly investigate the attack on a hospital in Kunduz that killed 22 people.
A dozen Pacific nations reached a breakthrough over how long a monopoly pharmaceutical companies should be given on new biotech drugs.
National Education Association leaders said Hillary Rodham Clinton came to the board meeting at their request.
The president instead called on Congress to join him in forging a longer-term deal.
A bill advancing through Congress would give judges more discretion to sentence below the mandatory minimum for nonviolent offenders.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy boasted that his party has spent nearly three years dragging her through investigations.
The haul of campaign cash shatters records and sets a new bar for his Republican rivals.
Even as the stopgap spending bill makes its way to President Obama, the process looks likely to repeat itself before a new Dec.11 deadline.
Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., voted yes on the measure, while Republican Sen. Pat Toomey voted no.
Jeb Bush spoke Tuesday to a receptive audience outside the Canonsburg headquarters of natural-gas developer Rice Energy.
Critics say it would either add to the deficit or shift the burden to the middle class.
The president calls out his Russian counterpart for military buildup in Ukraine and Syria.
Mayor: “This is also an opportunity ... to say to refugees seeking a new, safe homeland where they can set roots: Pittsburgh welcome you.”
Richard Verma, in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, will meet today with President Barack Obama.
The House speaker said there will not be a government shutdown and announced a special committee to investigate Planned Parenthood.
On “Meet the Press,” the former secretary of state also discussed why her stance on some issues have shifted over the years.
Cuban leader chastises world leaders for failing the world’s poor, sick and hungry.
He is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin today.
Mr. Boehner’s announcement effectively ended the immediate threat of a government shutdown.
The 65-year-old Republican from Ohio has served as a congressman since 1991 and as House speaker since 2011.
There have been government discussions about how to deal with the use of encryption in which no one but the user can see the information.
The pontiff made an articulate and wide-ranging primer of Catholic social teaching.
The leading Democratic presidential candidate breaks her longstanding silence on the contentious project.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has become the second Republican presidential contender to exit the race.
President Obama and other dignitaries of church and state will be greeting him this afternoon as he begins a six-day trip.
China’s President Xi Jinping can expect something of a rough U.S. landing as he arrives today in Seattle for a weeklong U.S. visit.
To pressure Congress to ease the Cuban embargo after 54 years, the Obama administration may let the UN condemn the restrictions.
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Obama administration plans to let in more refugees met with complaints from Republican lawmakers Monday, citing fears of terrorism.
Walker's campaign announced he would hold a news conference in Madison, Wisconsin, at 6 p.m. on Monday
Chinese president is to arrive in the United States on Tuesday facing economic headwinds and growing doubts about his formula for governing.
His statements on NBC’s “Meet the Press” drew swift condemnation from Muslim leaders in the U.S.
Meanwhile, other GOP candidates made their pitches to voters at key events in Iowa and Michigan over the weekend.
The U.S. secretary of state would like to bring more refugees here, but he said doing so would require help from Congress.
Here’s a summary of some of the claims in the debate Wednesday night and how they compare with the facts.
The second Republican presidential debate Wednesday night focused primarily on insults and countering them..
The Republican Koch brothers’ network, which pushed the Republican Party rightward, faces a presidential primary it can’t control.
The 12 Republican candidates face off beginning at 8 tonight at the CNN-sponsored debate in Simi Valley, Calif.
The poll found that 39 percent of Republican primary and caucus voters viewed Trump as their best shot at winning the presidency.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will host Chinese President Xi Jingping for a state visit on Sept. 25, the White House announced
Republican leaders in Congress are attempting to push stand-alone measures to halt federal funding of Planned Parenthood.