Cruz rips GOP's 'show vote' on debt ceiling

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) Sen. Ted Cruz thinks that Republicans’ “show vote” on the debt ceiling last week is the “sort of trickery” that has made Americans hate Congress. “Republican leadership more…

Rand Paul: Restore voting rights for felons

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER) FRANKFORT — Despite misgivings from Democrats, a state constitutional amendment that would restore most felons' voting rights after a five-year waiting period passed the state Senate more…

Legal setback for Keystone pipeline

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) A Nebraska state court ruling Wednesday opened up the possibility of even more lengthy delays for the long-postponed Keystone XL pipeline. The ruling tossed out the state more…

Teachers union blasts 'botched' Common Core

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) The nation’s largest teachers union is pulling back on its once-enthusiastic support of the Common Core academic standards, labeling their rollout “completely botched.” National Education Association President more…

Idaho sued over 'gay'-marriage ban

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) Four couples suing the state over Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal judge to rule in their favor without a trial, contending the facts more…

Outrage as FCC pushes for newsroom access

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fox News) Critics of a proposed Federal Communications Commission study that would send researchers into newsrooms across America say the new chairman's vow to tweak the plan doesn't more…

Cruise-ship worker accused of raping passenger

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) A cruise ship worker is accused of raping a passenger aboard a Holland America Line vessel and then trying to throw her overboard, authorities said Tuesday. more…

Ex-soldier who killed Iraqi family hangs self

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) A medical examiner said Wednesday that a former soldier hanged himself at a federal prison where he was serving life sentences for raping and killing a more…

DHS cancels national license-plate tracking plan

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of a plan by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to develop a national license-plate tracking more…