House Speaker Paul Ryan mourned the victims killed in last week’s shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood facility and said it should spur Congress to take steps to combat mental illness.
An estimated 87,000 fewer patients died between 2010 from 2014 because of a marked reduction in infections and other conditions that can be acquired during hospital stays, according to an Obama administration report Tuesday that said the decrease saved $20 billion in health costs.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Monday that the GOP has no interest in restricting women’s access to contraceptives, and that the “war on women” is just a phony issue concocted by Democrats.
A national coalition of black churches on Tuesday called on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race, saying the New York billionaire is campaigning on a divisive message that runs counter to its history of fighting to “overcome racism and racist ideology.”
President Obama said Tuesday the shooting deaths at a Colorado Planned Parenthood show the need for stricter background checks on people buying guns, but acknowledged he can’t push gun-control legislation through Congress in his final year in office.
President Obama called himself an “island boy” Tuesday at the climate-change summit in Paris during a discussion of the impact of rising seas on island nations.
Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said bringing in Syrian refugees to the United States doesn’t solve the problem and that the refugees he spoke to on a recent trip to Jordan said they want to go back to their home country.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says 2016 GOP presidential rival Donald Trump’s claim that people in New Jersey could be seen cheering after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is “just wrong.”
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promised labor union construction workers $275 billion in new infrastructure spending Monday, adding to a pile of expensive promises she’s making on the campaign trail, with less detail on how she’ll pay for it.
Stung by criticism that President Obama lacks a strategy to defeat the Islamic State, the White House blasted Congress Monday for shirking its responsibility to pass measures to defend the homeland.
Attempting to kick-start his sputtering campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday crowed about his pro-gun credentials despite a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado just days earlier.
Like a star football player holding out before training camp, Donald Trump said he may demand CNN pay him to be in next presidential debate.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday he expects Congress to navigate a thorny debate over national security and abortion politics and strike a deal to keep federal operations moving past Dec. 11.
From federal regulations governing the taking of pictures with llamas, to taxpayer-funded studies of small woodland birds, there’s plenty of waste still left to be trimmed out of the government, Sen. James Lankford said Monday as he released his inaugural “Federal Fumbles” report calling out the government’s bizarre and bogus decisions.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lost Internet service “for two weeks” after Hurricane Sandy struck New York, disrupting the email server she kept at her home there, she told one correspondent in emails released Monday.