The bill, HB 126, would prohibit abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy — after a heartbeat is detected — though many women often don’t know they’re pregnant in that time. The bill includes exceptions for medical emergencies but not for pregnancies that are the result of rape or incest. Its companion bill in the GOP-controlled […]

The move would avert retaliatory tariffs Canada and Mexico had been considering to pressure Trump on the issue. “Things are pretty much settled, but nothing is done until it’s done,” a second person familiar with the situation told CNN. It also clears a key hurdle for ratification of Trump’s replacement for the North American Free […]

At an initial appearance hearing in Virginia federal court, Daniel Hale also waived his write to a speedy trial, acknowledging what a judge said could be an unusually long trial because of the amount of sensitive information it will cover. Hale was arrested last week in Nashville and charged with multiple counts of mishandling national […]

The bill, known as the “Equality Act,” would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other civil rights laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics. But critics argue it raises serious concerns for religious communities as well as women’s sports. It passed largely along party lines in the Democratic-controlled House, […]

The talks will come as there has been growing unease on Capitol Hill about the looming spending cuts and need for a debt ceiling increase set to come into play at the end of September. The top four congressional leaders include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]