The South Carolina House has approved a measure that allows them to consider removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. Legislators convened a session Tuesday to pass a state budget.
The debate over Confederate flags is moving quickly Tuesday. Hundreds rallied in South Carolina calling to take down the Confederate flag that flies in front of the State House. Virginia's governor announced Tuesday he's begun the process to remove the flag from Virginia license plates. In Mississippi, where the old Confederate battle flag is part of the state flag, there was debate Tuesday about its future.
The 60-37 vote clears away procedural hurdles for legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade pacts and then put them on a so-called fast track through Congress.
While the Obama administration maintains it will not negotiate with terrorists, it will allow families to negotiate on their own for release of their children taken hostage.
If the Supreme Court finds health care subsidies unconstitutional, conservatives will boast a win over Obamacare. But Republicans face a challenge — many of their constituents are getting subsidies.
Airports want Congress to raise passenger fees to pay for improvements, but airlines say the move would hit passengers in the pocketbook and might discourage people from flying.
Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol, following the shooting last week at the historic black church in Charleston. Nine people died.
After a massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina's governor called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the grounds of the state Capitol. The flag has a long and divisive history.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with South Carolina State Rep. Doug Brannon, who says he will file a bill next session to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds.
NPR's Melissa Block interviews Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on the second anniversary of the president's Climate Action Plan.
NPR's Robert Siegel took a drive through West Miami with Marco Rubio in 2009 before he was elected to the U.S. Senate.
When Sen. Marco Rubio's parents came to the U.S., they put down roots in West Miami, a nearly all-Cuban neighborhood. That's where the senator and his family still live.
Since the shooting deaths of nine African-Americans in Charleston, S.C., people across the state are debating the Confederate flag's place on the state house grounds.
After the shooting in Charleston, S.C., the political fallout continues. Gov. Nikki Haley renewed a push to remove the Confederate flag from the state house grounds in a press conference Monday.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a group of California raisin growers who objected to being forced to participate in a crop set-aside program.
Cyber hacking and tension in the South China Sea will be among the issues discussed during the seventh annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, on Monday in Washington, D.C. The three-day event focuses on addressing the immediate and long-term economic and strategic interests of both countries.
President Obama spoke frankly about race relations and gun violence in America with comedian Marc Maron. The two issues were brought to the forefront by the mass shooting in Charleston, S.C.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is expected to call for the Confederate battle flag to be removed from a prominent place on the State House grounds.
The Justice Department said it will not seek a rehearing after Sister Megan Rice's sabotage conviction was thrown out last month.
The place that the confederate flag should occupy has long divided the country. Many want the flag to be removed. But some leading Republicans have defended the right of South Carolina to display it.