- US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate Updated: Jun-25-15 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity.
- Senate halts for emotional salute to Charleston victims Updated: Jun-24-15 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Fighting back tears, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday led an emotional Senate salute to the nine churchgoers slain in a Charleston shooting last week and the families who almost immediately forgave the suspect.
- Paul Ryan's step-by-step future starts with trade Updated: Jun-11-15 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON - First, give presidents the power to strike trade deals. Then, overturn President Barack Obama's health care law, overhaul the tax code and rework the nation's welfare system. And someday? Perhaps a run for president.