By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker John Boehner says he's sending a three-member House delegation to London for the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Boehner said in a statement on Monday that Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn will lead the delegation.
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Sen. Richard Lugar is being knighted on orders from the Queen of England, joining a select list of Americans to receive the distinction.
The Indiana Republican, who left the Senate earlier this year, will receive the rank of honorary
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal that sought to keep interviews with former Irish Republican Army members from being turned over to police in Northern Ireland.
Monday's order from the high court leaves in place a lower court ruling that ordered Boston College to
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is staying out of the gun debate for now.
The justices on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a strict New York law that makes it difficult for residents to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.
The court did not comment in turning away an
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a blistering report, Republican lawmakers sharply criticized Labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez over what they said was a questionable deal he brokered while serving as head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.
By DINA CAPPIELLOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the Senate set to begin debate on gun control legislation this week, a proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers picked up some key Republican support over the weekend. But it may not be enough to ensure the measure is adopted.
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of senators is almost ready to share with colleagues and voters an immigration overhaul crafted over several months.
The so-called Gang of Eight is finishing up the final details and is planning to unveil the proposed
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - As Congress readies for a drawn-out immigration debate, an expanding network of Republican fundraisers is pressing for a path to legal status for millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally.
Business leaders and donors who raised tens
By FRANK BAJAK and VIVIAN SEQUERAAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's government-friendly electoral council quickly certified the razor-thin presidential victory of Hugo Chavez' hand-picked successor Monday, apparently ignoring opposition demands for a recount as anti-
By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian