The first cracks are appearing in the Tea Party’s push to dismantle the nation’s health law as three House lawmakers with ties to the movement said they’d back a U.S. spending deal that doesn’t center on ending Obamacare.
The fifth day of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government brought no signs of a breakthrough as House lawmakers passed a bill that would eventually reimburse furloughed federal workers for lost pay.
The U.S. Supreme Court term that opens next week gives the Republican-appointed majority a chance to undercut decades-old precedents in clashes over campaign finance, racial discrimination and legislative prayer.
If you want to understand why the government is shut down or why elected Republicans would even consider doing something as reckless as using a debt default to extract policy concessions from the White House -- without necessarily even knowing which policy concessions they want -- Stan Greenberg has a memo for you.
Alicia Taylor is offering free haircuts to furloughed civilian defense workers at her Colorado Springs hair salon, with its view of white-winged gliders soaring over the 17 spires of the U.S. Air Force Academy chapel.
Molycorp Inc., owner of the largest rare-earth deposit outside of China, rose the most in 12 weeks after saying it completed a project that will more than double output and cut costs at a California facility.