Tuesday’s ruling by the Supreme Court on the use of race as a criteria in colleges' and universities’ admissions policies is the latest blow to affirmative action programs.
In a 6-2 ruling – Justice Elena Kagan did not participate – the court essentially found that the U.S. Constitution does not bar voters in a state from banning the use of race as a factor in considering whether someone should be admitted to a state college or university.
The New York Times’ replacement for the departed FiveThirtyEight is out with its first election forecast of the cycle, predicting that Democrats have about a 51% chance of keeping majority control in the Senate this November.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed both a brief defending the Ohio Elections Commission from a pair of conservative groups that argue the state law barring false political statements impinges on their free-speech rights and a separate brief calling into question the constitutionality of the false-statements law.
Vice President Joe Biden, speaking Tuesday to Ukrainian lawmakers from various regions, stressed the need for Kiev to create a trustworthy judicial system and move toward energy diversity. Here is the transcript of his remarks, as provided by the White House.
One of the lessons Russian President Vladimir Putin is learning during the Ukraine crisis is that if you have oil and gas, you'll never be lacking for friends and much will be forgiven and much will be forgotten. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains what this means for U.S. sanctions in this video.
First Lady Michelle Obama applied a healthy-eating theme to this year's Easter Egg Roll, as she and President Barack Obama lead the annual festivities Monday under sunny skies on the South Lawn of the White House.
For one of the most aggressive rebuttals to the Republican “war on women” since Democrats adopted the line of attack a few years ago, look to Arizona Republican Martha McSally, the first American female combat pilot.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last year approached five organizations seeking money or technical help for Enroll America, a nonprofit working to increase participation in the federal health law, according to a Government Accountability Office report to be released Monday.
There remains a narrow band of voters whose attitude toward the law and whose political allegiance may still be up for grabs: Voters who don't like the law but don't want it repealed. Democrats are counting on those few to come their way.
Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child. Here is the transcript of her remarks, provided by Federal News Service (www.fednews.com), followed by the video.