WASHINGTON (ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press) — The Senate has passed Republican-backed legislation to repeal taxpayer funding for political conventions. Instead, $126 million over the coming decade will go for additional research into pediatric cancer and other childhood disorders like autism and down syndrome.
WASHINGTON (MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press) — The House has passed an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill that would make small cuts to food stamps and continue generous subsidies for the nation's farmers.
A bill in the Texas legislature that would impose some of the strongest restrictions on abortion in the country failed to pass before a midnight deadline on Tuesday, following extraordinary events in the State Senate that lasted all day.
Being a hero has a price — and sometimes, an actual monetary price. That’s what a Vancouver, WA lifeguard found out last month when he saved a young boy from drowning and later got a bill for his efforts.