| Jan 24, 2015
| 3:29 PM
A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.
Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials.
In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 1:31 PM
President Barack Obama's proposal last week to make tuition free for students attending community colleges would have far-reaching consequences for higher education in this country. In effect, it would transform the first two years of college into an...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:24 AM
Connecticut's elected officials and educators were enthusiastic Friday about the proposal by President Barack Obama to provide two years of free community college tuition to millions of students who maintain good enough grades, with one educator saying...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 8:36 AM
WASHINGTON - El presidente Barack Obama pidió esta semana al Congreso respaldar su plan para "rebajar a cero" el coste de los dos primeros años de "community college" (centros públicos de educación superior), y abrir así un "camino a la clase media"...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 2:25 PM
By turning down more than $50 billion from Washington over the next decade to expand health care coverage, Florida's Republican legislative leaders have been stubborn, not smart. They've let their aversion to the Affordable Care Act, where the funding...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The serial capitulation of red-state governors to the Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act has left the holdouts increasingly isolated.
Tennessee, Wyoming, Indiana, Utah, and Alabama either have reached agreement with the federal...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 9:46 PM
The White House on Thursday announced a proposal that President Barack Obama said would make community college "free for everybody who is willing to work for it." But administration officials provided no details about the program's costs or where the...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:56 AM
President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.
| May 23, 2014
| 7:44 AM
So what do you do when you’re a death penalty state and the rest of the civilized world refuses to sell you the drugs for your lethal injections? Turn back the clock, apparently.
In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a law that would...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:16 AM
With questions about the effectiveness and humaneness of lethal injections to execute inmates growing across the nation, Tennessee has turned to the electric chair as an alternative, becoming the first state to require electrocution if the needed drugs...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:15 AM
"Despicable, unconstitutional, ridiculous, immature, idiotic, and mendacious." And that's just how Tennessee newspapers characterized the state's "ag-gag" bill now awaiting Gov. Bill Haslam's signature.
"Ag-gag" bills criminalize whistleblowing that...