Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans Monday to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the state?s border with Mexico, faulting federal officials for ?empty promises? in dealing with an influx of Central American children and families.
After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.
Republicans hoped that by filing a lawsuit against President Obama ? a move that is expected to win House endorsement Wednesday ? they would mobilize conservatives eager for a confrontation with the White House. But so far it appears to be rallying Democrats at least as much as Republicans.
The mother of a Mexican teenager killed in Mexico when at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire north of the border has filed suit, alleging that the agent violated the law, her attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.
In a seemingly dismal year for Democrats, who face the prospect of losing House seats and possibly control of the Senate, there is one bright spot: a chance to elect governors in several states run by Republicans.
The Houston Texans aren’t spoiling the suspense this time. Unlike eight years ago, when they last had the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, the Texans aren’t tipping their hand about who they will select first overall Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall. On the day before the 2006 draft, the Texans dispelled any mystery about the No. 1 pick when they signed North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams instead of USC running back Reggie Bush. The team offered them both the same contract, and Williams took the deal. This time, the heavy favorite to be selected first overall is South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, although there’s an outside chance the...