- NY expands 'yes means yes' policy to private colleges Updated: Jul-07-15 2:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state's private colleges and universities have a new sexual consent policy after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law Tuesday in an effort to combat campus sexual violence.
- Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes Updated: Jun-30-15 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines.
- McConnell: New trade deal triumph despite partisan divide Updated: Jun-29-15 4:44 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The brief alliance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with President Barack Obama to pass trade legislation last week marked a triumph amid divided government, McConnell said Monday, and he offered to work together across partisan lines to shore up Medicare and Social Security for future generations.
- California lawmakers applaud decision in redistricting case Updated: Jun-29-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Members of California's congressional delegation on Monday applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the use of independent commissions to configure electoral districts.
- United Nations charter, signed in San Francisco, turns 70 Updated: Jun-26-15 7:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of people packed the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall to mark the 70th birthday of the signing of the United Nations charter.
- The Latest: Bishops object to court's gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-26-15 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern)
- House completes Obama's trade items as Pacific pact looms Updated: Jun-25-15 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican-led Congress rounded out President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program just weeks after it was stymied.
- The Latest: Obama says health law is 'here to stay' Updated: Jun-25-15 11:50 am
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern)
- Trade dispute exposes House Democrats' turmoil, challenges Updated: Jun-20-15 8:38 am
WASHINGTON - Congress' upheaval over trade has exposed turmoil within a House Democratic caucus that's grown smaller and more liberal in recent years as moderates have been ousted in successive election bloodlettings.
- Obama, Pelosi put aside trade dispute to raise campaign cash Updated: Jun-19-15 9:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - President Barack Obama is calling House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi an "extraordinary partner in Congress," despite their split on trade.
- Pope Francis' climate message fails to move GOP Updated: Jun-19-15 10:02 am
WASHINGTON - Pope Francis' call for dramatic action on climate change drew a round of shrugs from congressional Republicans, while a number of the party's presidential candidates ignored it entirely.
- Obama says he, lawmakers on same team, 'the American team' Updated: Jun-17-15 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says democracy is frustrating and messy, but he's reminding lawmakers who disagree with him that they all play for the same team, "the American team."
- Clinton: Obama should use trade fight to his advantage Updated: Jun-15-15 12:02 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that President Barack Obama should use a setback in Congress to seek the best possible trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, pointing to the stumbles over the pact as an opportunity to address Democrats' concerns about job protections and wages.
- Pelosi to oppose trade measures, for now Updated: Jun-12-15 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON - In a public rebuke to President Barack Obama, top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Friday swung against legislation aimed at making it easier for the president and his successor to negotiate free trade deals.
- Obama attends congressional baseball game before trade vote Updated: Jun-11-15 9:31 pm
WASHINGTON - Forget the peanuts and Cracker Jack.
- Organized labor takes gamble by battling Obama's trade bill Updated: Jun-10-15 7:57 am
WASHINGTON - Organized labor's fierce opposition to President Barack Obama's trade agenda threatens to split the political left and deal a new blow to unions if the president prevails in a House vote that could come this week.
- For Dems who vote yes on trade, Obama offers help in 2016 Updated: Jun-09-15 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON - As the White House pleads with House Democrats for votes on trade, President Barack Obama is sweetening the deal with an offer of presidential campaign support if Democrats come under fire for their votes from unions and liberals in 2016.