Politics Jun 29

OxyContin tablets, morphine-like painkillers, are widely abused as a recreational drug. Photo by Leonard Lessin/via Getty Images
GOP adds opioid money to struggling Senate health bill

Top Republicans have agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their struggling health care bill, but the measure's fate remained uncertain as leaders confront an expanding chorus of GOP detractors.

Politics Mar 17

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Supreme Court nominee meets with Congressional Democrats

President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee judge Merrick Garland made his first official visit to Capitol Hill Thursday morning, meeting with key Senate Democrats including Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). For more on the morning’s events and the coming Congressional confirmation…

Feb 16

Senate GOP to Obama: Don’t bother nominating to Court

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans united behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in insisting that President Barack Obama's successor fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Democrats looking to reclaim the Senate majority immediately accused them of putting…