May 27, 2015 5:24PM ET
The legislature overrides the governor’s veto to make Nebraska the first conservative state since 1973 to reject capital punishment.
May 26, 2015 6:35PM ET
With Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a Cajun concert, the Democratic socialist from Vermont formally kicks off his presidential campaign in typically atypical fashion.
May 23, 2015 6:00AM ET
Provisions of the Patriot Act expire on June 1, and the Senate can’t agree on what to do.
May 22, 2015 6:17AM ET
Can President Obama win two unlikely victories for his economic agenda?
May 20, 2015 2:10PM ET
The process will declare a winner in the governor’s race between Matt Bevin and James Comer, but it may be impossible to determine who actually garnered a majority of votes.
May 20, 2015 6:01AM ET
Lawmakers can’t agree on how to pay for the Highway Trust Fund for the remainder of the year, let alone for the next decade.
May 18, 2015 4:08PM ET
Eric Holder wanted to make it easier to prosecute civil-rights abuses in federal court, but that push has gone nowhere.
May 15, 2015 6:03AM ET
The Democratic Party has caught up to the populist former senator since he lost to Ron Johnson in 2010.
May 14, 2015 6:07AM ET
A bipartisan bill passed by the House on Wednesday would end the NSA’s bulk-data-collection program.
May 13, 2015 3:33PM ET
Lawmakers reached a deal to move forward on President Obama’s fast-track bill, just a day after Democrats blocked it from coming to the floor.
May 12, 2015 6:03AM ET
The spotlight-seeking New York mayor unveils his own progressive agenda.
May 8, 2015 1:12PM ET
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces a formal investigation into whether police practices violate the Constitution.
May 7, 2015 4:14PM ET
Lawmakers passed the measure Thursday after Mitch McConnell blocked amendments from two members of his own party to preserve a compromise. The bill allows Congress to review a final deal with Tehran.
May 4, 2015 6:00AM ET
Cities and states have shot far past Congress in raising the minimum wage. Will the feds ever catch up?
Apr 28, 2015 4:48PM ET
The Orioles will play a home game on Wednesday after two days of postponements due to the riots, but it will be closed to the public.
Apr 23, 2015 2:05PM ET
The Senate approved her Thursday on a vote of 56-43 after a wait of 166 days—longer than any nominee in 30 years.
Apr 18, 2015 7:00AM ET
John Roberts reports for jury duty in Maryland.
Apr 16, 2015 6:00AM ET
If Clinton hopes to excite liberals, she'll have to embrace their priorities.
Apr 14, 2015 4:44PM ET
Facing overwhelming opposition on Capitol Hill, the White House on Tuesday agreed that lawmakers should be able to review a nuclear deal before it takes effect.
Apr 10, 2015 6:00AM ET
The Obama administration wants Capitol Hill to stay out of nuclear talks, but legal scholars say lawmakers will eventually have their say.
Apr 9, 2015 7:00AM ET
The state's budget problems didn't go away after Governor Sam Brownback's reelection—they got worse. Will the lesson of tax-cuts-gone-awry give Republican candidates pause in 2016?
Apr 8, 2015 7:30AM ET
A new study finds broad support for the party among the general public in 2014, even as it was resoundingly defeated at the polls.
Apr 3, 2015 8:20AM ET
Four years into a crisis of unknown duration, residents of the Golden State have the chance to change their habits, and find new ways to thrive.
Mar 31, 2015 10:47AM ET
In Washington, raising the levy on fuel is a non-starter. But Republican legislatures that actually have to balance their budgets are finding increases indispensable.
Mar 27, 2015 2:11PM ET
An all-night 'vote-a-rama' on the Republican budget revealed bipartisan backing for giving new benefits to same-sex spouses and American workers.
Mar 27, 2015 9:09AM ET
The longtime Senate Democratic leader, battered by election losses, won't run again in 2016.
Mar 26, 2015 2:58PM ET
Unless a court intervenes, the state will have to allow an attorney to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would authorize mass murder.
Mar 25, 2015 8:00AM ET
A deal in Congress would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program, a key part of the Democratic frontrunner's legacy as first lady.
Mar 23, 2015 7:00AM ET
Now that advocates have won, will they surrender some of their gains to make sure their victory lasts?
Mar 20, 2015 6:59AM ET
Under a first-of-its-kind law, Oregon will mail a ballot to any citizen with a driver's license. Is mandatory participation coming next?