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Budget head has passion for growth

Incoming House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan wants to turn his fiscal ideas into reality. Read more……

The end of big government?

The incoming GOP freshmen are hoping to learn from the experiences of the Class of 1994. Read more……

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Wal-Mart Appeal

The issue in the biggest sex discrimination case on record is whether claims by employees may be merged. Read more……

National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Hearing on Death Penalty Halted

The State Court of Criminal Appeals granted a request by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to stop an unusual court hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in…

National Briefing | Washington: Company Faulted for Helicopter Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board said that a firefighting helicopter crash was caused by the understatement of the aircraft’s weight by Carson Helicopters. Read more……

Report Finds Oil-Drilling Inspectors in Disarray

Federal inspectors charged with ensuring the safety of offshore oil drilling are overwhelmed, insufficiently trained and lack official procedures for crucial decisions, investigators found. Read more……

Political Times: Murmurs of Primary Challenge to Obama

That a primary is being discussed reflects how fully the president’s relationship with his party’s liberal activists has ruptured. Read more……

Illegal Immigrant Students Await Votes on Legal Status

Both houses of Congress were set to vote on a bill that would give legal standing to hundreds of thousands. Read more……

Liftoff of Private Rocket to Usher In a New Phase

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for launching on Wednesday. Read more……

House Republican Leaders Select Committee Chairmen

House Republican leaders chose committee chairmen for several powerful panels, including the Appropriations Committee. Read more……