The Supreme Court decided on a few cases significant to the First Amendment today. Marcia Coyle, Chief Washington Correspondent for the National Law Journal, explains what these rulings mean. Continue reading
Republicans controlling a powerful Senate committee moved Thursday to block Obama administration initiatives to curb global warming, issue new clean water rules and regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land.
For many ex-felons, finding employment can be hard, even well after they have served their debt to society. As part of our series “Broken Justice,” William Brangham looks at “Ban the Box,” a movement that aims to make it easier for those with a criminal background to find employment. Former inmate Daryl Atkinson and Beth Milito of the National Federation of Small Business debate the movement. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — When Republican Lindsey Graham suggested his sister “could play” first lady if his long-shot presidential bid proves successful, the life-long bachelor knew what he was talking about. Daughters, daughters-in-law, sisters and nieces all have subbed as first lady for America’s bachelor and widowed presidents.
He’s a cultural phenomenon, television showman and billionaire whose business runs from real estate to clothing to international beauty pageants. Donald John Trump has been an Emmy nominee, best-selling author and was twice named statesman of the year in Sarasota, Florida. Here is where Donald Trump stands on ten key issues. Continue reading
Should he get in, Trump would be required to release a personal financial disclosure that would reveal intimate details about his personal finances. The disclosure would include his net worth, sources of income, liabilities and assets. He would have to reveal the same information for his wife and dependent children. Continue reading
The field of presidential primary contenders is getting crowded. NPR’s White House correspondent Tamara Keith and the Cook Report’s Amy Walter talk with Hari Sreenivasan about how Jeb Bush’s candidacy will affect the race, as well as Hillary Clinton’s opinions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the defeat of the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, Jeb Bush has announced his candidacy for president. Also, Rachel Dolezal stepped down as president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, following controversy over her racial identity, and the archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul has resigned amid allegations that he failed to protect children from sexual abuse. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from North Carolina to revive a requirement that abortion providers show and describe an ultrasound to a pregnant woman before she has an abortion. Continue reading