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Mental-Health Reform Gaining Momentum in Congress

While gun control divides Congress in the wake of mass violence, mental-health reform is uniting it.

Rick Perry Toughens Up on Banks as Wall Street Cash to His Campaign Dries Up

The former Texas governor used to be a recipient of major banks' cash, but he has not seen as much money come in from the industry so far this cycle.

NASA Wants to Experiment With Drones That Can Fly in Space

Space exploration goes robotic.

The Air Force Wants To Make Its Drones Smarter and Deadlier

The Reaper's next chapter includes better sensors, more autonomy, bigger weapons.

A Rare Red-State Accord for More Voter Access

Voting-rights groups and Republican-led Oklahoma reached a settlement that could help get more people to the polls.

Climate Agenda Puts Purple-Staters in a Difficult Spot

Political fallout from the White House regulations could put moderates in jeopardy.

Bidenmentum Has Not Reached the Senate

The vice president's former colleagues still love him. That doesn't mean they want him to run for president.

How Democrats Lost Ohio, and How They Plan to Win It Back

The new '1618' plan is supposed to reverse a quarter-century of failure, but can it work?

How Congress Cuts Its Own Budget

House committee offices have taken the biggest budget hit in recent years.

Inside the GOP’s Plans to Stop a Social Security Meltdown

One serious option: interfund borrowing, where the much bigger retirement fund would loan money to the disability program.

After Controversies, the Capitol Police Chief Is Retiring

Kim Dine, who has presided over the department through a string of embarrassing incidents, will leave in January.

Obama Climate Plan Revives Talk of a Carbon Tax

Sweeping power-plant regulations would enable states to use pollution trading, fees to cut heat-trapping emissions.

No Deal Yet to Expedite Cybersecurity Bill Before Recess

Senators have not reached an agreement that would allow them to add amendments to a cyberinformation-sharing bill in exchange for quickening its passage.

Senate Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

The Senate on Monday voted 53-46 against advancing legislation ending federal funding of Planned Parenthood, falling short of the 60 votes needed to move forward.

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