Moore, a former chief justice of Alabama known for his controversial interpretations of the Bible, and who was twice suspended from the bench for defying judicial orders, argued that a section of the U.S. Code forbids professional athletes from taking a knee during the national anthem. The U.S. Code, however, is a compilation of most public laws currently in force, and is not actually the law itself. And the section that Moore was referring to does not specify legal penalties.
When I tell Pat Toomey that he seems hotter these days (and not in a good way) than during his hotly contested, nationally watched 2016 reelection race...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies. The president, at first, spoke approvingly of the deal, but as conservatives...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former staffer for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez gave testimony at his bribery trial Wednesday that differed from the prosecution's version of events.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led Senate rejected Democratic attempts to spare health programs for the poor and elderly from cuts, absorbing political hits as the price for advancing a $4 trillion budget plan that's a crucial step in the GOP's drive to rewrite the tax code later this year.
Comcast Corp. gave the most of a group of about 20 politically influential companies and organizations to host a private room for lawmakers at the 2016 Republican Convention, published reports say. Comcast had no comment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when - and how - the probes will end.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's former nominee to be the nation's drug czar is defending his role in writing a law that critics say weakened the government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.
U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, a seeming lock for Trump's drug czar, withdrew his name from consideration Tuesday, after the publication of an explosive report about a little-noticed law that severely limits the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to go after the drug manufacturers that supply pill mills...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Testimony from defense witnesses in the bribery trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Tuesday included a curious story involving the former governor of Florida and a zinger by a prosecutor that left jurors chuckling but earned an admonition from the judge.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats and environmental groups on Tuesday denounced a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it would defile a crown jewel of U.S. wilderness to promote oil exports to China and other nations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top-ranking Congressional Democrats are calling on a federal watchdog to review whether Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt broke the law by making a video for a private group opposing an Obama-era clean-water rule.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage.