WASHINGTON (MCT) — In an effort to address the nation’s growing prescription drug abuse problem, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will now allow hospitals, clinics and pharmacies to collect unused prescription drugs. The DEA’s new regulation will also provide residents at long-term health facilities with the option of turning in unused prescription drugs on-site. “We […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Congress returned Monday for a two-week session with a schedule that’s short on substantive action and long on political theater ahead of November’s midterm elections. Rather than go out in a blaze of legislative accomplishment before the Nov. 4 elections, members of the House of Representatives and the Senate appear satisfied with […]
(MCT) — Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the longest-serving member of Congress in history, was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Monday with abdominal pain. Dingell was being treated with antibiotics, and his staff in Washington said he was doing well and remained in good spirits. His office said doctors expect him to be released […]
AUSTIN, Texas (MCT) — Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry, indicted last month on charges related to his veto threat of money for the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, have filed another request for a judge to throw out the case. The motion to dismiss the indictment filed Monday makes many of the same claims as […]
ATLANTA (MCT) — S. Truett Cathy, who turned a humble hometown restaurant featuring a boneless fried chicken sandwich into the Chick-fil-A juggernaut, died Monday at 1:35 a.m. He was 93. Cathy, who died at home surrounded by loved ones, was known as much for his Christian principles — Chick-fil-A’s are closed on Sundays — as […]
A bill to fund the government, a resolution condemning the president for not notifying Congress about a prisoner swap, and a package of jobs and energy bills are all on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s latest memo to House Republicans. So is his take on a recent Forest Service article.
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Hiring in August disappointed with employers adding just 142,000 jobs last month even as the unemployment rate ticked down slightly, the government said Friday in a report that underwhelmed. Mainstream economists had projected hiring almost 100,000 jobs above the number that came in for August. The unemployment rate was essentially flat, dipping […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Welcome to the general election: Labor Day has passed, nearly every primary has finished, and Roll Call has revised its monthly list of the 10 most vulnerable House members. Since Roll Call last published this feature in August, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) lost his primary by a wide margin, while Rep. Scott […]
Campaign contributions for state races this election cycle likely will surpass a record $2.1 billion. The eye-popping total reflects growing recognition of the powerful role states play in regulating and taxing industries. It also reflects the fact that a wide array of hot-button issues are being shaped and implemented in the states.
The abrupt withdrawal Wednesday of the Democrats’ underfunded and lightly regarded Senate candidate leaves a wealthy maverick facing Republican Pat Roberts in a highly competitive one-on-one contest, meaning the GOP is going to have to work quite a bit harder to retain the seat and seize control of the Senate in November.