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Indiana governor defends religious freedom law 1:30pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Sunday defended a new state law that opponents worry may support discrimination against gay people, saying he had no plans to add extra protections but would consider new suggestions from state legislators.

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Exclusive: Upset by Warren, U.S. banks debate halting some campaign donations

NEW YORK - Big Wall Street banks are so upset with U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said. | Video

Elizabeth Warren, Arts, Money 27 Mar 2015

U.S. ethics panel probes Kentucky lawmaker over wife's lobbying

WASHINGTON - A special investigative panel will probe allegations that a Kentucky lawmaker helped his wife lobby on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States, the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday.

27 Mar 2015

Pentagon vows 'demanding but fair' in F-35 talks with Lockheed

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Defense Department on Friday said it will be "demanding but fair" in negotiations with Lockheed Martin Corp for the next two batches of F-35 fighter jets, one of the Pentagon's largest-ever sole-source contracts.

27 Mar 2015
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Kerry orders probe of U.S. State Department email procedures

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has asked the department's inspector general to look into procedures for handling emails by State Department employees, the department said on Friday.

27 Mar 2015