The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's sudden decision to abandon his campaign for the post.
Just days before the first Democratic debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton released a series of proposals aimed at cracking down on bad behavior by Wall Street, vowing that individual bankers who violate the law will be "prosecuted and imprisoned."
McClatchy's political correspondents talk about what exactly happened when California Representative Kevin McCarthy pulled out of the race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives today, and answer what it means for the Republican party and how it affects America overall.
Some companies took in tens of millions from Medicaid but didn't pay workers' wages last year. The state of North Carolina did very little to help the workers. Read more in the News & Observer series, "The Reluctant Regulator" coming Sunday, Oct. 11.
The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.
President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon, muting his message about the need for new laws to stem gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular.
Responding to criticism from civil liberties advocates, the Obama administration said Friday it has strengthened consumer privacy protections on the government's health insurance website as a new sign-up season nears.