Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaking in South Carolina Monday, said he removed the Confederate flag from the Florida Capitol grounds as governor because it was “the right thing to do” and that the flag has become a “racist” symbol in the country’s recent history.
The Obama administration proposed new rules Tuesday that would allow more workers to claim overtime pay, a move that some employers say will force them to cut back on hours.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has been among the most vociferous critics of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage, and he has since called for holding judicial retention elections for high court justices.
While a majority of Americans now approve of how President Obama is handling race relations in the country, more Americans still think relations between blacks and whites have gotten worse under Mr. Obama.
Six in 10 Americans say having stricter gun control laws would not reduce the amount of violence or the number of gun-related deaths in the country, a new CNN/ORC poll said.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who spent three years as president of his high school class, is returning to his alma mater to announce he’s running for president of his country.
After big wins for President Obama in the courts last week, the president’s approval rating has hit 50 percent for the first time in more than two years, said a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday.
After piling up the most debt in U.S. history and vowing to exceed spending caps in Congress this year, President Obama had few solutions to offer Monday as escalating debt emergencies in Greece and Puerto Rico roiled global financial markets.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can use independent commissions to redraw their congressional districts, turning away a challenge by Arizona lawmakers who said the Constitution clearly vested that power in state legislatures alone.
President Obama signed hard-fought trade legislation Monday, thanking Republican leaders who helped get it done and saying the package will “reinforce America’s leadership role in the world.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to announce his 2016 presidential intentions in Columbus on July 21, with a website for the Ohio governor offering people the opportunity to sign up to attend a “special announcement.”
The Obama administration still hasn’t fully rescinded the 2,000 three-year amnesties it wrongly issued four months ago in violation of a court order, government lawyers recently admitted in court, spurring a stern response from the judge who said the matter must be cleaned up by the end of July — or else.