Close
MORE NEWS

local

National Election Results
Local Weather
Houston, TX
7 PM
Clear
60°
1 AM
Clear
51°
7 AM
Clear
46°
1 PM
Sunny
61°
Headlines

Updated 12:21 p.m. CST

  • Grid
  • List
Washington

Can Chinese President Xi Jinping have it all?

Can Chinese President Xi Jinping have it all?The former CIA deputy director explains why Xi has more hanging in the balance than any other Chinese leader in recent memory.
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Texas

Texas Senate vote does away with two-thirds barrier for bills

Texas Senate vote does away with two-thirds barrier for billsThe Texas Senate voted Wednesday to adopt rules which will make it easier for the Republican majority to adopt legislation.
  • Texas
  • 3 days, 9 hours ago
Washington

House passes bill to prohibit federal funding for abortion

House passes bill to prohibit federal funding for abortionA vote on a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks was dropped after GOP women objected.
  • Washington
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
News

Protest on campaign spending disrupts Supreme Court

Protest on campaign spending disrupts Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court was disrupted Wednesday by Citizens United protesters.
  • News
  • 4 days, 4 hours ago
Movies

Ex-Disney star to play Ronald Reagan in biopic

Ex-Disney star to play Ronald Reagan in biopicDavid Henrie from 'Wizards' to play the 40th POTUS.
  • Movies
  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
Nation Now

Ernest Moniz wins best hair at the State of the Union

Ernest Moniz wins best hair at the State of the UnionOur love for Ernest Moniz's State of the Union hair is vast and undying.
  • Nation Now
  • 4 days, 5 hours ago
Washington

Fact check: Obama's State of the Union

Fact check: Obama's State of the UnionIn his sixth annual address, the president stretched some facts on his record.
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
Washington

Republicans reject Obama's economic proposals

Republicans reject Obama's economic proposalsCongressional Republicans say no to the main economic proposals outlined in the president's State of the Union Address.
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 10 hours ago
News

Rubio: Ex-governors don't have edge in White House race

Rubio: Ex-governors don't have edge in White House raceRepublican senator says solid grasp of foreign policy an essential qualification.
  • News
  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
Texas

Abbott becomes Texas' 1st new governor since 2000

Abbott becomes Texas' 1st new governor since 2000Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick will take the oaths of office in a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Texas
  • 4 days, 19 hours ago
The Oval

Obama's 'designated survivor': Anthony Foxx

Obama's 'designated survivor': Anthony FoxxTransportation secretary will stay away from the State of the Union in case of emergency.
  • The Oval
  • 4 days, 22 hours ago
Texas

Texas governors pass on spiritual messages through Neff Bible

Texas governors pass on spiritual messages through Neff BibleMonday marked a special tradition between governors and successors that has carried on for nearly a century.
  • Texas
  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
News

Graphic: Shortest to longest State of the Union addresses

Graphic: Shortest to longest State of the Union addressesU.S. presidents have used the constitutionally-mandated message to Congress to outline proposals for the country in written or oral form.
  • News
  • 5 days, 6 hours ago
Politics

Complete Coverage: State of the Union Address

Complete Coverage: State of the Union AddressThe address presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, traditionally in January. It allows the President to report on the condition of the nation and to outline the legislative agenda for the coming year.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Money

Former oil exec: $5-a-gallon gas on the way

Former oil exec: $5-a-gallon gas on the wayJohn Hofmeister attracted national attention in 2010 when he predicted that average U.S. gasoline prices would soar to $5 a gallon in 2012, thanks to rising crude oil prices.
  • Money
  • 5 days, 11 hours ago
News

Obama: 'The shadow of crisis has passed'

Obama: 'The shadow of crisis has passed'President promotes 'middle class economics' in speech to Republican Congress.
  • News
  • 4 days, 19 hours ago
Washington

Joni Ernst gives the GOP response to Obama. Who is she?

Joni Ernst gives the GOP response to Obama. Who is she?Freshman senator providing GOP response has already made history.
  • Washington
  • 5 days, 5 hours ago
Washington

Full text: Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address

Full text: Obama's 2015 State of the Union AddressRead the full version of Obama's speech.
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 21 hours ago
The Oval

White House announces State of the Union guests

White House announces State of the Union guestsFormer Cuba prisoner Alan Gross will be among first lady Michelle Obama's guests Tuesday.
  • The Oval
  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
News

Obama follows through on State of the Union previews

Obama follows through on State of the Union previewsPresident has already outlined many proposals to be included in Tuesday's speech.
  • News
  • 6 days, 4 hours ago
News

Obama's State of the Union 'spoilers'

Obama's State of the Union 'spoilers'The president has already unveiled some plans he will discuss in his State of the Union.
  • News
  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
Health

'Super Sunday' raises Texas health insurance awareness

'Super Sunday' raises Texas health insurance awarenessIt was Super Sunday at St. Luke Community United Methodist Church in Dallas
  • Health
  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
Business

Report says richest 1% will control most wealth by 2016

Report says richest 1% will control most wealth by 2016In 2014, the 80 richest people had a collective wealth of $1.9 trillion.
  • Business
  • 6 days, 4 hours ago
The Oval

Biden: There's 'a chance' I will challenge Clinton

Biden: There's 'a chance' I will challenge ClintonVice president says he'll decide this summer whether to run for president.
  • The Oval
  • 4 days, 9 hours ago
Politics

Bill would withhold salaries from gov't employees who grant same-sex licenses

Bill would withhold salaries from gov't employees who grant same-sex licensesThe U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday the nine justices will determine whether states can ban same-sex marriage
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Washington

Shots fired outside Biden's Delaware home

Shots fired outside Biden's Delaware homeSecret Service says shots were fired from vehicle while VP, wife were not at home.
  • Washington
  • 1 week ago
Texas

Preparations set for Texas gubernatorial inauguration

Preparations set for Texas gubernatorial inaugurationThe stage is set, the chairs are in place and the Texas flag is up as the south lawn of the State Capitol has been converted into the venue for Gov.-elect Greg Abbott's inauguration.
  • Texas
  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
Nation

States look at hiking gas tax as fuel prices plunge

States look at hiking gas tax as fuel prices plungeWith $2 per gallon gas, lawmakers bet time might be right for gas tax move.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Nation Now

Watch: State of the Union speeches in the Obama years

Watch: State of the Union speeches in the Obama yearsIn this mashup video, USA TODAY Network pulls from each of Obama's previous speeches to form one representative State of the Union from the Obama years.
  • Nation Now
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

Casino billionaire joins Nevada gun-control push

Casino billionaire joins Nevada gun-control pushElaine Wynn will chair a panel pushing a 2016 ballot initiative to expand background checks.
  • News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Washington

Fact check: Competing Keystone claims

Fact check: Competing Keystone claimsTwo senators on opposite sides of the Keystone debate are spinning the facts to make their case.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Elections

Fact check: Unspinning Christie's State of the State

Fact check: Unspinning Christie's State of the StateFactCheck.org breaks down Gov. Christie's State of the State address.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Washington

Obama pushes paid sick leave

Obama pushes paid sick leavePresidential memorandum would give federal employees paid leave on birth of child
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Washington

Jindal doubles down on Muslim 'no-go zones' in Europe

Jindal doubles down on Muslim 'no-go zones' in EuropeIn London speech, Jindal will warn about immigrants establishing Sharia law in Europe.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

'Citizen' board of wealthy Texas donors will help lawmakers

'Citizen' board of wealthy Texas donors will help lawmakersBillionaire political donors and other special interest heavyweights are among "citizen advisory" members named by incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to help Texas lawmakers write bills over the next five months.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
News

Michigan couple poised to make gay marriage history

Michigan couple poised to make gay marriage historyTwo Michigan women and their four children are front-runners to challenge gay marriage bans.
  • News
  • 1 week, 3 days ago