Former Vice President Pence expected to launch White House campaign next week, joining Trump in 2024 race
The field of Republican presidential contenders continues to grow, with former Vice President Mike Pence joining former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and others, in the 2024 White House race
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin sends 100 National Guard soldiers to US-Mexican border
“The ongoing border crisis facing our nation has turned every state into a border state," Youngkin said in a statement. “As leadership solutions at the federal level fall short, states are answering the call to secure our southern border, reduce the flow of fentanyl, combat human trafficking and address the humanitarian crisis."
Debt ceiling: House nears vote to avert default with Biden, McCarthy confident of passage
The debt ceiling and budget cuts package is heading toward a crucial U.S. House vote on Wednesday. Here's what to know.
Youngkin: Virginia agencies eliminating higher-ed degree requirements for some state jobs
The state of Virginia is set to make a big change in a hiring practice by eliminating the requirement or preference that applicants for many executive branch jobs have a higher education degree.
NC political strategist ejected from boat, dies trying to swim ashore
Conen Morgan, 42, of Raleigh, whose consulting agency clients have included the campaigns of U.S. Reps. Alma Adams and Valerie Foushee, died Sunday, the park service said in a news release.
Biden, McCarthy reach final deal in debt ceiling talks, look to sell Congress
The Democratic president and Republican speaker spoke with each other Sunday evening as negotiators rushed to draft the bill text so lawmakers can review compromises that neither the hard-right or left flank is likely to support.
What's next on debt ceiling: Congress has little time to approve deal before default deadline
Lawmakers are not expected to return to work from the Memorial Day weekend before Tuesday, at the earliest.
Debt ceiling talks 'closer to an agreement,' stuck on work requirements for food aid
The US could default on its debt obligations by June 5 if lawmakers don't act in time.
Henry Kissinger celebrates 100th birthday
In recent years, Kissinger has continued to hold sway over Washington's power brokers as an elder statesman.
Debt ceiling deadline extended to June 5 as Congress breaks for holiday
An upbeat President Joe Biden says a deal to resolve the government’s debt ceiling crisis seems “very close."
Indiana doctor reprimanded for speaking publicly about 10-year-old girl's abortion
A medical board voted that Dr. Caitlin Bernard didn’t follow privacy laws when she told a newspaper reporter about the girl’s treatment in a case that gained attention in the national abortion debate.
Federal court deals blow to ATF pistol brace rule ahead of gun accessory registration deadline
Gun rights groups argue the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lacks the authority to force millions of gun owners to register their weapons equipped with stabilizing braces.
Supreme Court sharply limits EPA's ability to police pollution into certain wetlands
Environmental advocates say the ruling will strip protections from millions of acres of the wetlands across the country.
Abortion providers scramble amid 'decimation' of access in US South
Providers have had to quickly determine how to comply with the pending laws amid the "decimation of abortion access across the South."
Lawmakers look to loosen child labor laws, even in bars and on school nights
In Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are backing a proposal to allow 14-year-olds to serve alcohol in bars and restaurants.
Indiana doctor who provided abortion for 10-year-old girl to face discipline hearing
The hearing comes after Indiana's attorney general accused Dr. Caitlin Bernard of violating state law by not reporting the girl’s child abuse to police and federal patient privacy laws by telling a newspaper reporter about the girl’s treatment.
Kevin McCarthy's Republicans push debt ceiling talks to brink, lawmakers leaving town for weekend
Legislators are just days out from a possible devastating debt default if Congress fails to act to raise the borrowing limit. The fallout could hurl the global economy into chaos.
Debt ceiling talks stuck, sides 'far apart' as June 1 deadline nears
A defiant House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says the debt ceiling standoff is “not my fault" after he sent Republican negotiators to the White House to finish out debt limit talks.
It's official: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is running for president
Gov. Ron DeSantis finally confirmed his bid for the White House, ending months of speculation in a video announcement on his Twitter Wednesday evening.
Who is running for president in 2024? Meet the candidates
From a former president to a current president, here’s all the people who have launched campaigns to win the White House in 2024.