President Donald Trump took steps to begin unraveling the centerpiece of the Obama environmental agenda, signing an order to reverse rules aimed at pushing U.S. utilities to shift from coal plants to cleaner-burning fuels.
More than half the Democrats in the Senate say they will vote against President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, setting up an acrimonious showdown over Judge Neil Gorsuch’s bid to fill the seat.
After their loss on the health law, GOP leaders are weighing two options for accelerating changes to the tax code. Also on the table: working with Democrats.
A growing number of states are considering expanding their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, after last week’s abrupt collapse of the GOP health bill and a development that could make it harder for Republicans to undo the law in the future.
Police groups who say they have the ear of President Donald Trump hope to deploy military gear banned under the previous administration and get tougher laws on violence against officers.
House lawmakers voted to overturn an Obama-era privacy rule for broadband providers, buoying telecommunications firms but potentially muddying consumer-protection standards.
Republican leaders signaled they were likely to exclude contentious provisions from legislation needed to keep the government running past April, such as cutting off Planned Parenthood and funding a border wall.
President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration plans to recuse himself for a year from agency decisions on more than 20 companies—including several drug giants.
President Donald Trump hosted more than half the Senate members at the White House on Tuesday for an evening of music and political banter in his first bipartisan outreach since the implosion of his health-care bill on Friday.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is heading to Harvard University as director of the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
The Senate ratified legislation backing Montenegro’s bid to become the 29th member of NATO, a move that could increase tensions with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Supreme Court sided with a Texas death row-inmate who claimed he shouldn’t be executed because he is intellectually disabled.
Promoters of tax-advantaged land conservation investment deals, stung by an IRS decision last year that cracked down on the activity, are lobbying Congress to protect their interests.
President Donald Trump will host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi at the White House on April 3 to discuss the fight against Islamic State and regional peace and stability, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.
Is the populist tide cresting? It’s too early to draw definitive conclusions, but the forces of nationalism and populism suffered setbacks in elections in the Netherlands, Australia and Germany in recent days, Gerald F. Seib writes.
The Pentagon is appointing new leaders for two big military programs that President Donald Trump criticized as too expensive.
The Trump administration is looking to compel countries around the world to share information about their own citizens, including criminal histories, before they can be admitted into the U.S.
President Donald Trump and GOP leaders enter their next big battle facing stubborn opposition in both parties that increases Republicans’ worries that they will need more Democratic support than previously expected to avert a government shutdown.
Letters suggesting the Trump administration tried to discourage former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before Congress, in a hearing that ended up being canceled, are likely to inflame tensions over alleged Russian interference.
Lawmakers voted to extend Medicaid to cover more than 150,000 additional nondisabled adults under the Affordable Care Act, just days after Republicans in Washington pulled their bill to repeal and replace the law known as Obamacare.
Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta said he would follow President Trump’s order to review a landmark retirement-advice rule, stressing that the White House has laid out clear guidelines for determining whether the Obama-era regulation should be repealed or revised.
Judge Neil Gorsuch is expected to face questions this week about his judicial philosophy and long record of rulings from the bench when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee starting Monday. Democrats intend to ask about what they say is a history of decisions by Judge Gorsuch that favor corporations and employers over ordinary citizens and workers. His defenders say he is a model judge deeply knowledgeable in the law and well-prepared for the hearings.
A look at who is bankrolling the 2016 election—and at which candidates are benefiting most from the biggest donations.