- Congress pursues legislative changes following pier shooting Updated: Jul-21-15 9:34 pm
WASHINGTON - Urged on by anguished testimony from the father of a murder victim, Congress plunged into a heated debate over immigration on Tuesday as GOP lawmakers vowed to shut down funding for so-called sanctuary cities like San Francisco that shield immigrants from deportation by federal authorities.
- Obama nominates US magistrate to federal bench in Iowa Updated: Jul-21-15 6:32 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - President Barack Obama has nominated a U.S. magistrate to fill an opening on the federal bench in Iowa.
- Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts Updated: Jul-14-15 7:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year's end.
- Christie to return to Iowa as presidential candidate Updated: Jul-08-15 4:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Chris Christie is returning to Iowa for the first time since he declared he was running for president.