There's still no proof the family planning provider did anything wrong.
House Republicans created a special committee on Wednesday to investigate abortions, fetal tissue procurement and the use of federal funds at Planned Parenthood. Lawmakers voted 242-184 on a resolution establishing the committee, which will function as an Energy and Commerce subcommittee and will have the power to subpoena documents and testimony. Its stated mission, among other things, is to examine "medical procedures and business practices used by entities involved in fetal tissue procurement" and "federal...Read more
There is a photo by Pete Souza, the White House’s canny and peripatetic photographer, that surfaces from time to time online. The setting is Marine One, and it features a modest cast of five. Valerie Jarrett, dressed in a suit of blazing pink, is staring at her cell phone. Barack Obama, twisted around in his seat, is listening to a conversation between his then–body guy, Reggie Love, and Patrick Gaspard, one of his then–top advisers. Obama’s...Read more
Trust Shonda Rhimes to be brutally straightforward about how she dropped over one hundred pounds. The TV boss reveals that the road to skinny is paved with hard work and small portions. The 45-year-old mogul recently debuted her new figure at a special #TGIT Shondaland party, showing off her 117-pound weight loss.
Instead of waxing poetic about loving exercise and eating organic, Shonda kept it all the way 100 about how she dropped the extra pounds. "I hated it the...Read more
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court embarks on a new term Monday that would make Yogi Berra proud: It truly is déjà vu all over again. The justices will rule on affirmative action for the third time in four years. They will rule on public employee union fees for the third time in five years. They will deliver verdicts on class-action lawsuits and death penalty appeals, as they do virtually every year.
Before the term is out next June,...Read more
Republican White House front runner Donald Trump has backed out of an appearance at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the group confirmed Friday.
Trump had previously agreed to participate in a question-and-answer session with the business organization on October 8 in Washington, but the chamber said the billionaire real estate tycoon was "unwilling" to abide by the terms of the format.
"Trump's decision to forfeit the Q&A session was motivated by the concern of being 'put...Read more
Alabama requires photo ID to vote, but this week the state announced that it would stop issuing driver’s licenses in counties with the highest percentage of nonwhite voters.
Alabama requires a photo ID to vote.
This week Alabama decided to announce that it would stop issuing driver's licenses in certain counties because of budget cuts. Those counties happen to contain the highest percentage of nonwhite voters, an AL.com columnist has pointed out.
According to the report, the Alabama Law Enforcement...Read more
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the House's investigation of the 2011 Benghazi attack wasn't meant to hurt Hillary Clinton's presidential chances -- and he didn't mean to suggest otherwise.
"This committee was set up for one sole purpose, to find the truth on behalf of families for four dead Americans," McCarthy told Fox News on Thursday night. "Now, I did not imply in any way that that work is political, of course it is...Read more