Budget rules sow discord among Democrats as new Congress set to open

House Democrats are clashing over rules for the new Congress before it even opens, with three members slamming a budget provision they say will hamper their plans for health care and other priorities. The House’s rules package for the Congress that convenes Thursday contains what’s known as a pay-as-you-go provision, which would require new spending to be offset with either […]

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Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday, the eve of the sign-up deadline for coverage next year. In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled that last year's tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under "Obamacare" by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage. Continue Reading Below Supporters of […]

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Judge rules no punishing Smithfield Foods for hog complex

A federal judge in North Carolina is shutting down a lawsuit against a Smithfield Foods hog feeding operation by some neighbors who complained of odors, flies and noises. U.S. District Judge David Faber on Thursday declared there wasn't enough evidence for those neighbors to pursue punitive damages. Continue Reading Below Jurors in Raleigh determined Wednesday that eight neighbors of a […]

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Federal appeals court rules against Trump administration on DACA

Judge orders that the DACA program be restarted Analysis from the ‘Special Report’ All-Star panel. A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled against the Trump administration Thursday, saying the government cannot immediately end the DACA program that gives young undocumented immigrants a chance to continue living and working in the U.S. without the threat of deportation. The administration had […]

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4 Retirement Rules to Live By

Though many working folks look forward to retirement, it can be a challenging adjustment, both from a social and financial perspective. Here are a few important rules to follow that will help you make the most of your golden years. 1. Assume your spending won’t go down Continue Reading Below Many people expect their spending to plunge substantially once they […]

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Federal court rules against DeVos in for-profit fraud case

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' move to delay Obama-era protections for students defrauded by for-profit colleges was dealt a setback when a federal judge found her actions to be "arbitrary and capricious." Continue Reading Below U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss ruled Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the delay that had been filed by Democratic attorneys general from 19 states and the […]

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