November 6, 2013 4:37 pm
A new report accuses the U.S. government of directing doctors, nurses and psychologists to participate in the abuse of detainees in Afghanistan, Guantánamo and Iraq.
October 30, 2013 4:23 pm
Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, said Wednesday that he would vote for a nondiscrimination bill that protects gay men, lesbians and transgender people.
October 2, 2013 2:09 pm
Administration officials now live in fear of a 19th-century law that could get them fired, penalized or even imprisoned if they make the wrong choices while the government is shut down.
October 1, 2013 3:53 pm
President Obama explains the effects of what he’s calling the “Republican shutdown” and urges the G.O.P. to drop the fight against the Affordable Care Act.
September 24, 2013 3:30 pm
Few say it’s because they can’t find jobs. But is that a reason to take away their food stamps?
February 7, 2013 1:21 pm
The White House on Tuesday defended targeted assassinations of Americans thought to consort overseas with terrorists as “necessary,” “ethical” and “wise,” as the Obama administration faced fresh questions about its sharply expanded drone war.
January 18, 2013 11:52 am
Build this Death Star, we will not. That’s the message from the White House in an official response to a petition urging President Barack Obama to build the moon-sized planet-killing space station from Star Wars.
December 14, 2012 6:09 pm
After 12 months of waiting for the rules to go into effect, Americans will finally begin to enjoy the benefits of the CALM Act, which takes effect today. Congress passed the law — which requires the FCC to prevent ads from being louder than the programs they accompany.
December 7, 2012 4:25 pm
Only 1.8% of the $25.7 billion states will collect from both taxes on cigarettes and the 1998 tobacco settlement — about $460 million — will go to tobacco prevention and treatment programs in 2013.
November 9, 2012 3:36 pm
In races around the country, an unusually large number of lawmakers facing charges of wrongdoing were unceremoniously ousted from their jobs on Tuesday — which is quite rare, because more than 90 percent of the incumbents seeking re-election to Congress typically return for another term.