- The Latest: Snyder: Disaster loans approved for Flint Updated: Feb-05-16 6:11 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on Flint's water emergency (all times local):
- Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint Updated: Feb-04-16 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes.
- Flint crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it's a blame game Updated: Feb-03-16 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Government officials tangled on Wednesday over who was to blame for the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that allowed lead-contaminated water to flow to thousands of residents at a combative congressional hearing that devolved into a partisan fight over witnesses and no-shows.
- House leader: Criminal justice revamp doable, but could wait Updated: Feb-01-16 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON - An overhaul of the nation's criminal justice system may have to wait until next year, a top congressional Republican said Monday, in the latest indication that the bipartisan effort might succumb to election-year pressures.
- Cornyn a 'peacemaker' as GOP rift on criminal justice widens Updated: Jan-26-16 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON - A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation's criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of President Barack Obama's tenure despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort by the second-ranking GOP senator.
- As prospects dim, Lynch pushes criminal justice bill Updated: Jan-26-16 2:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Attorney General Loretta Lynch is urging the Senate to pass criminal justice reform legislation that, among other things, allows judges to give lesser sentences than current federal mandatory minimums.
- House votes to strengthen government records law Updated: Jan-11-16 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The House approved legislation Monday making it easier to obtain government records, as a new congressional report concluded that the freedom of information process under the Obama administration is broken and in need of serious change.