Ahead of Congress' midnight Thursday deadline, snags caused by policy differences are holding up a $1.1 trillion, government-wide spending bill.
This Human Rights Day, LGBT and human rights groups are calling for human treatment for LGBT people in immigration detention facilities in the United States.
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said Monday his administration's top priorities will be bolstering early education, securing the Texas-Mexico border, cutting taxes and pumping $4 billion annually into the state's overloaded road and water infrastructure networks.
The Religious Right is making one last attempt to block the creation of a new museum dedicated to American women's history, despite numerous failed efforts to derail the project.
When President Barack Obama was not seriously defending his economic record, his executive actions on immigration on "The Colbert Report," he was playfully confiding that the trappings of the presidency really don't go to his head.
After declaring President Barack Obama's new policy on deportations "null and void," House Republicans are ready to fund the federal government before a Thursday deadline without additional immigration-related controversy.
Check the skies for flying pigs, the Log Cabin Republicans are coming out against their own to support an executive order issued by President Obama.
The state of Michigan may soon write discrimination into law with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, legislation that would allow those with deeply held religious beliefs to discriminate against those who don't share those beliefs.
An audacious conservative, Rep. Michele Bachmann stood out from the moment she was first elected to Congress in 2006. Democrats were ascendant and Bachmann was a stridently Republican new arrival with a homespun Minnesota twang.
Apple CEO Tim Cook -- the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to come out as gay, in October -- has lent his support and his name to an anti-gay workplace discrimination bill in his home state of Alabama.