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The standards proposed would cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels and set individual goals for states.
The Vermont senator could pose a challenge from the left to Hillary Clinton, seen as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nod.
As income for the affluent has accelerated, it’s barely kept pace with inflation for most other people. That trend can mean a double-whammy.
The hot-button issue Congress has debated for the last 18 months is increasingly becoming a hot potato.
Even the harshest administration critics among them, though, said the president is right to intervene.
Authorizing aid to moderate rebel groups in Syria would result in lawmakers being on record backing his strategy against the Islamic State.
Republican conservatives don’t want the blame for shutting down the federal government again as they tackle a must-pass spending bill.
President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants.
President Barack Obama was to outline his plans tonight in a rare prime-time address to the nation.
A Homeland Security aide cited the Boston bombing response as Congress held a hearing to review local police militarization.
The vice chairman of the Central Military Commission delivered the warning on the last day of Susan Rice’s visit to China.
Tuesday was primary day for New York, Delaware, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Panelists at Duquesne University debated whether President Richard Nixon should have been pardoned and the timing of the pardon.
Lawmakers want to head home quickly for more politicking ahead of the midterm elections.
Tax inversions and overseas business reincorporations could be a winning political issue come November — for both Democrats and the GOP.
Hispanic lawmakers and immigration advocates harshly criticized President Barack Obama's decision to delay executive action.
The hearings come as gay marriage supporters have piled up legal victories in federal courts across the country this year.
Jurors returned guilty verdicts on 11 corruption charges in the first criminal conviction of an ex-governor in the commonwealth’s history.
A full-court rehearing on Obamacare subsidies may avoid a Supreme Court showdown.
The U.S. and Britain sought commitments to count the Islamic State and bolster their own defense capabilities before the Wales summit ends.
The judge’s injunction and ordering of more polling days is seen as a setback for Republican Gov. John Kasich.
It’s a separate inquiry from an ongoing federal civil rights investigation into the circumstances of Michael Brown’s death.
The question is whether 2014 is a ’wave“ election that will prove a bad year for Democrats.
With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
Voters in Massachusetts may do something that voters nowhere else have done, at least in a century: slam on the brakes on casino gambling.
Instead, the president said in a White House news conference, he has asked the Pentagon to prepare options.
An Obama executive action on immigration may provoke a GOP federal shutdown.
President Barack Obama is nearing a decision to OK expanding airstrikes and airdrops to free up and aid a besieged northern Iraq town.
One Republican-appointed judge compared same-sex marriage ban to once-outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.
The agreement would be a sweeping accord to “name and shame” nations into cutting their planet-warming fossil-fuel emissions.
A new report documented “unacceptable and troubling lapses” in medical treatment.
Secret negotiations over a California water bill are nearing a make-or-break moment after a long, dry summer.
Some offered in-state tuition and financial aid to unauthorized students, and others approved more spending to enforce immigration laws
He will have to decide whether the recent beheading of an American is reason enough to take a step he has long resisted taking.
A decades-old effort to make voter registration simple and uniform across the U.S. has run up against a new era’s anti-immigration politics.
Action on so-called inversions is unlikely in a deeply divided Congress, and a crackdown won’t deter companies from reorganizing overseas.
Mr. Obama said the entire world is “appalled” by journalist James Foley’s killing.