The Texas Senate voted 19-11 for harsh anti-abortion measures that include a 20-week ban on abortions, with no exemptions for rape or incest.
Over 4,000 North Carolinians came together during the first day of the workweek to protest and participate in acts of civil disobedience.
The White House warned Republican lawmakers not to block a comprehensive immigration reform bill just to appease "far-right" conservatives.
This week, immigration reform advocates face some of their biggest hurdles ever.
The bottom line reality is how "this Republican state budget reeks from top to bottom."
The Supreme Court today gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 decision. Before the ink even dried on today's landmark ruling its implications quickly became stunningly clear.
Fifty years after Dr. King first gave his "I Have a Dream Speech" to 100,000 in this city, a diverse sea of people again flooded a two-mile stretch of Woodward Ave, Detroit's main thoroughfare.
"This is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day, for eight days," said Patricia Norris as she held up her bottle of water. Norris is on a "water only" fast outside Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's regional office.
Boehner's statement is important because it gives his 234-member caucus a virtual veto over what Congress does, regardless of the Senate.
The SAFE Act has harsh features including criminalizing, at the misdemeanor level, the mere act of being in the country without authorization.