Three federal appeals court judges on Friday will be asked to allow Texas to ban “sanctuary cities” after a district judge last month blocked much of the law before it took effect.
Three weeks after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, Texans who first endured storm-force winds followed by historic flooding now have another mountainous problem on their hands: millions of tons of garbage.
A Dallas County election official claimed months ago that Russians tried to hack the county's voter registration rolls—but a new report is challenging that account.
Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is never one to mince words – just look at the response his office gave a reporter who questioned his security detail.
Lawmakers in California on Saturday passed “sanctuary state” legislation even as President Trump and his administration have vowed to crack down on jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration agents.
The Maryland city that drew national attention this week for passing a measure to allow illegal immigrants and other non-citizens to cast ballots in local elections said Friday night that the change is void because it didn’t get enough yes votes.
A small Maryland city drew national attention this week for allowing non-citizens including illegal immigrants to cast ballots in local elections – but it's just the latest municipality to do so, in a trend that has some worried the changing definition of 'voter' could erode what it means to be a citizen.
California lawmakers gave a green light Monday to a bill that would reduce penalties for knowingly exposing someone to HIV without telling them, claiming the current felony charge for the crime is discriminatory.
A city council in Maryland has voted in favor of allowing resident non-citizens such as illegal immigrants to participate in local elections.
GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis mocked Mayor de Blasio on Thursday, saying he should go back to using his given German name after his refusal to defend statues of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.
Former President Barack Obama released a lengthy statement on Tuesday, criticizing President Trump's decision to end a program giving illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a reprieve from deportation.
The head of the Chicago Republican Party is claiming the city reported thousands more votes cast than voters in the 2016 election -- sparking a battle with Chicago officials who call the allegations overblown.
Well before the deadly Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville and the ongoing violent clashes with white supremacists and other groups, federal authorities warned local officials the actions of left-wing extremists were becoming increasingly confrontational and dangerous.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Gov. Rick Scott (R.) has the power to remove cases from controversial state's attorney Aramis Ayala (D.).
Voter satisfaction with the direction of the nation is down by double digits, as a majority says President Donald Trump is tearing the country apart.
A coalition of 21 state attorneys general filed a brief on Friday urging the Supreme Court to hear a case against Maryland's assault weapons ban.
Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation on Monday that would limit cooperation with federal immigration officials, angering members of his own party who say the law creates a "sanctuary state."
Welfare reform implemented in Kansas caused individuals to reenter the labor force while earning higher incomes, according to a report from the Foundation for Government Accountability.
Wil Cardon, an Arizona Republican who unsuccessfully ran against Jeff Flake for the U.S. Senate seat in 2012, died Saturday. He was 46.
Allies of the state senator in Missouri fighting to keep her seat after saying she hopes President Trump is assassinated have set up a website that encourages people to donate money to the embattled Democrat.
Ohio's capital city may be named for Christopher Columbus, but that hasn't stopped the city council of Oberlin, Ohio, from voting to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous People’s Day.
What began as a generally peaceful gathering of protesters outside President Donald Trump’s rally in Phoenix on Tuesday turned disorderly after the event, prompting police to fire tear gas and pepper spray into the crowd, authorities said.
Thousands of protesters gathered outside the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday night ahead of a speech by President Donald Trump, his first political event since the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.
A Democratic state senator in Missouri is apologizing and facing resignation calls for posting on Facebook Thursday she hopes President Trump is assassinated.
This has been one of the biggest questions being asked as cities and towns from Baltimore to Los Angeles hasten their plans to remove the 718 statues, plaques and other homages to the Confederacy amid a nationwide debate over the public display of the 710 Confederate monuments nationwide.
With Oregon’s gubernatorial race just a few months away, Republican lawmaker Knute Buehler’s campaign received a $500,000 boost from Nike co-founder Phil Knight to help fend off the Democratic incumbent, Kate Brown.
President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is not happy about it.
A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions praised Miami-Dade on Wednesday for shedding its "sanctuary" status, while using a visit to the Florida county to draw a sharp contrast with Chicago -- painting the city as a crime-ridden cautionary tale for its refusal to cooperate with the administration’s illegal immigrant crackdown.
A Texas “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season.