President Donald Trump's only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling "terrible," and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near.
Meg Kinnard, Associated Press | PostedMay 18th - 9:06am
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday.
Julie Carr Smyth and Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press | PostedMay 18th - 6:08am
For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina's legislature.
Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women.
Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | PostedMay 17th - 8:36pm
Sidestepping bigger abortion battles playing out elsewhere in the U.S., Texas Republicans on Friday pushed a bill toward Gov. Greg Abbott's desk that would ban the state's liberal capital city from leasing a downtown building to Planned Parenthood for just $1.
Elana Schor, Hunter Woodall and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press | PostedMay 17th - 9:46am
A half-dozen presidential candidates back "Medicare for All," a proposal that would put the government in charge of most health benefits. But some of the Democrats they're courting aren't sure that the nation's health care system should be overhauled so dramatically.
Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to terminate pregnancies, moves Democrats have decried as a planned effort to chip away at the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
Jim Vertuno, Associated Press | PostedMay 16th - 10:14pm
A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions, or even tougher firearm storage laws that Gov. Greg Abbott backed after the tragedy.
Richard Lardner, Associated Press | PostedMay 16th - 2:37pm
A GOP political consultant and one of President Donald Trump's harshest Republican critics has backed out of a six-figure agreement to lobby against potential U.S. sanctions on Russia's nuclear energy industry.
A lobbyist for a medical marijuana trade group is co-hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Gov. Mike Parson next week as officials finalize rules for the state's fledgling medical marijuana program, which is scheduled to launch next year.