North Dakota, which has fewer inhabitants than Columbus, Ohio, was until recently best known for the oil boom consuming its western half and creating a $1.6 billion surplus equivalent to more than $2,200 per resident.
Counselors and patients opposed to California’s ban on gay-conversion therapy, which was upheld by a federal appeals court, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the statute violates parental and free-speech rights.
Massey Energy Co. ’s management believed U.S. government officials, including President Barack Obama, conspired to destroy the coal producer, according to unsealed court records in a case related to a fatal mine accident.
The U.S. Senate Banking Committee approved seven nominees for top finance regulatory positions, including President Barack Obama’s picks to lead the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
A radical religious ideology is rapidly gaining momentum in America’s public elementary schools. Largely unbeknownst to parents, and poorly understood by school administrators, conservative groups within the evangelical Christian movement are carrying out an organized campaign to capture the hearts and minds of children and subvert the separation of church and state.
With a single vote supporting President Barack Obama’s health-care law, Republican-appointed Chief Justice John Roberts asserted his independence and defused claims that partisanship rules the Supreme Court.