As heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune, the notoriously reclusive Scaife, Continue reading
JACKSON, Miss. — After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor.
Their request? Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority. Continue reading
Recent data from the IMS Institute document a sharp change during 2013. The share of privately insured women who got their birth control pills without a copayment jumped to 56 percent, from 14 percent in 2012. The law’s requirement that most health plans cover birth control as prevention, at no additional cost to women, took full effect in 2013. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Thursday’s jobs report McDaniel not backing down in Mississippi Georgia’s new gun law takes effect The advantages of incumbency Jobs numbers: The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent with 288,000 jobs added in June. That … Continue reading
Wednesday marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race, ethnicity and sex. Gwen Ifill is joined by Todd Purdum to discuss his new book, “An Idea Whose Time Has Come,” which tells the story of how the legislation came to be. Continue reading
A bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has unanimously adopted a report that endorses some of the National Security Agency’s Internet surveillance programs. The programs provoked worldwide controversy when they were revealed last year by news organizations after leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Continue reading
The former Republican presidential nominee is set to endorse Senate candidate Scott Brown on Wednesday, campaigning publicly in New Hampshire for the first time since the early hours of Election Day 2012 as he continues a larger effort to re-emerge as a force in Republican politics. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama faced immediate demands for bold action to stem deportations Tuesday, a day after declaring immigration legislation dead and announcing plans to act on his own.
At the same time GOP opposition to the president’s go-it-alone strategy mounted, setting up an election-year clash with no certain outcome. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Where does immigration go from here? Unaccompanied minors issue drove the final nail Corporations have religions, my friend By the way, 200 more troops are going to Iraq Immigration: All the pretense is finally gone. … Continue reading