Texas Senator Ted Cruz and a parade of other possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates anchored the opening day of the National Rifle Association’s annual conference as they praised the lobby group for its efforts to defeat President Barack Obama’s gun legislation.
While most of Washington is focused on confrontations over gun control and immigration law, the White House is quietly exploring the possibility of striking a deal with lawmakers to rein in the budget deficit.
From Florida to Michigan, states are readying record budgets as tax collections are set to exceed prerecession peaks. The achievement is going unrewarded in the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal-bond market.
Five members of the exclusive club of U.S. presidents gathered in Dallas today to dedicate the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a red-brick-and-cream museum and library that chronicles the eight years in office of the nation’s 43rd president.
Chevron Corp. helped write the first-in-the-nation rule ordering reduced carbon emissions from cars and trucks. Its biofuels chief spoke at the ceremony where California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the executive order in 2007, the same year the oil company pledged to develop a gasoline replacement from wood.
A plan to close 149 air-traffic control towers has galvanized opposition like few other moves under U.S. automatic budget cuts, uniting lawmakers with businesses, unions and an advocacy group with Harrison Ford in its corner.
A Senate plan to rewrite U.S. immigration law has stoked a years-old debate over allowing undocumented residents a chance to become citizens, a measure viewed by opponents as rewarding lawbreakers with “amnesty” and undercutting American workers.