The New York Times
Updated: 1 hour 39 min ago
Federal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activity to preserve the bird’s habitat in areas of Colorado and Utah.
Black and Democratic lawmakers in Alabama said the state Legislature relied too heavily on race in 2012 by maintaining high concentrations of black voters in some districts.
The justices, with Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissenting, lifted a temporary stay that had been issued on Monday.
Democrats said Wednesday that there was strong interest in raising Senator Elizabeth Warren’s profile in the Senate.
It’s common for laws to be structured in ways that might not be very efficient but sound good for political consumption.
Republican leaders in the House and Senate were quick to blast the climate deal reached between the Untied States and China.
A Republican, Mr. Doar prosecuted some of the most notorious cases of murder in the South in the ’60s and was chief counsel to the House panel investigating Watergate.
This spring, my older daughter announced that she was pregnant. And I realized almost immediately that I knew nothing about today’s birthing or parenting issues. I had a lot of catching up to do.
For incoming House freshmen, going to Congress is like going to college, with orientation on the dos and don’ts of Capitol Hill and a tough search for housing.
While Detroit’s plan to exit bankruptcy has been praised, its pension system relies on some of the same assumptions that got it into trouble in the first place.
The latest Pew poll shows how the public has lost confidence in President Obama, although the congressional leadership in Congress doesn’t fare much better.
Congressional Republicans have plans to transform health care and cut the highest tax rates, measures once out of reach in a Democrat-controlled Senate.
The Obama administration will tell the United Nations that it will observe a treaty to restrict cruel treatment of detainees in some places abroad.
The U.S. will reduce emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2025. China will try to reach peak emissions before 2030.
The deal, the signature achievement of President Obama’s state visit to China, could galvanize efforts to negotiate a new global agreement.