DES MOINES, Iowa - Powerball is a game of numbers, and lottery officials say the majority of possible combinations have already been purchased ahead of Saturday night's near-historic $600 million drawing. The odds of winning the game's largest jackpot remain astronomically high: 1 in 175.2 million. But since about 80... more »
WASHINGTON - Even though she was in the majority in the 5-4 ruling upholding the majority of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is taking issue with the court's reasoning. The justices found that the individual mandate, requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance, was an... more »
BATON ROUGE - For the first time since Reconstruction, it appears the Republican Party will have control over the Louisiana Senate.
Unofficial results from Saturday indicate Jonathan Perry won the Senate District 26 seat.
GOP Chairman Roger Villere released a statement saying every non-federal statewide office is held... more »
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is promising a vote next week backing up the GOP's promise to cut spending for most Cabinet agencies back to the levels in place before President Barack Obama took office. Such a vote would put all House members on record behind cutting $100... more »
WASHINGTON - Republicans are spotlighting steps being taken by the new GOP House majority, including trimming members' operating budgets and moving to repeal President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The GOP contends the law extending coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans is a budget-busting job-killer. In the weekly GOP... more »
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay - once one of the most powerful and feared Republicans in Congress - was convicted Wednesday on charges he illegally funneled corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002. Jurors deliberated for 19 hours before returning guilty verdicts against DeLay... more »