The “war on drugs” has become a chief target for Democratic presidential hopefuls who use outsized rhetoric to say drug laws, particularly those regarding marijuana, are filling the nation’s prisons and jails with nonviolent offenders who shouldn’t be behind bars.
Senate GOP leaders face a major test over the next two weeks in trying to round up enough Republicans to back a bill that would gut Obamacare and strip funding from Planned Parenthood — but they’re caught in a tug-of-war between powerful conservative lobbies who view the issues in very different ways.
Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa was explicit earlier this year when asked what it would take for developing countries to sign up for the emerging U.S.-led climate deal: “Money.”
Donald Trump still holds a lead in the Republican presidential polls in Iowa, but Ben Carson is fading and Sen. Ted Cruz is catching up fast as the first-in-the-nation caucuses prepare for another wild finish.
Planned Parenthood officials on Sunday blamed the “hateful speech” of conservative lawmakers and Republican presidential contenders for contributing to Friday’s deadly shooting at a Colorado clinic, but conservatives said the left is trying to use the tragedy for political gain and to again push for gun control measures.
Carly Fiorina said Sunday that Donald Trump “only feels big when he’s trying to make everyone else look small” and that his actions clearly demonstrate he’s not a serious contender for the White House.
Donald Trump said Sunday that “hundreds of people” have called and tweeted his campaign to confirm that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey publicly celebrated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The Obama administration released new rules last week imposing stiffer requirements on catfish sold as food — a move Southern lawmakers cheered, hoping it will push foreign catfish out of the U.S. market and help local producers.
Republican presidential candidates Sunday piled on front-runner Donald Trump, suggesting the real estate mogul lacks the policy knowledge and the self-discipline to be commander in chief.
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President Obama condemned the shooting deaths at a Colorado Planned Parenthood office Saturday, saying America cannot allow such gun violence to become “normal.”
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and “encouragement” to the host nations.
Former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock has agreed to turn over roughly 3,000 records to federal prosecutors to avoid a “prolonged legal battle.”
Donald Trump denies mocking a New York Times reporter’s disability during a campaign speech Tuesday night, saying he’s never seen the reporter before and has no knowledge of his physical appearance.
Rep. Alan Grayson said Wednesday that he plans to file suit if Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, wins the Republican presidential nomination.