Hillary Clinton sought to improve the chances of passing health care legislation in 1993 by letting Congress fill in the details, according to documents made public today by the Clinton presidential library.
A former top political adviser to President Barack Obama called the Democratic loss in a special congressional election in Florida this week “a screaming siren,” warning that the party needs to do more to motivate supporters in November’s elections.
Pennsylvania and Vermont student- loan agencies must face false-billing claims brought in 2007 by a former U.S. Education Department employee, a federal appeals court ruled, reviving the whistle-blower lawsuit.
The AFL-CIO is planning an expanded effort to mobilize nonunion workers in this year’s elections to help Democrats retain Senate control and to erode Republicans’ majority in the House, the labor federation’s president said.
Climate Central — During the early 1200s, Genghis Khan and his Mongol warriors swept across much of Asia, massacring populations wholesale — by one estimate killing 40 million in just 20 years. Historians have long thought that part of their motivation for expansion had to do with climate. A new analysis in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argues that this theory is literally all wet.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who hasn’t shied away from angering the more traditional wing of his Republican Party, drew another rebuke from a political veteran: Bob Dole, a former Senate leader and presidential contender.