Recent Politics News
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap farm measure on Thursday to avert a potential doubling in dairy prices next month while lawmakers wrap up a new farm bill that cuts food stamps for the poor and expands subsidized crop insurance.
WASHINGTON - The Democratic-led U.S. Senate on Thursday approved six of President Barack Obama's nominees, including four judges, on the second day of its around-the-clock confirmation marathon that Republicans were unable to stop because of a rule change.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Challenges to North Carolina's new voter regulations that limit early voting and require voters to show photo identification at the polls will not go to trial until after the 2014 mid-term elections, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the annual defense policy bill on Thursday, authorizing $633 billion in spending for 2014, strengthening protections for victims of sexual assault in the military and easing some transfers from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.