Jun 11, 2013 — The informal guideline named for the former GOP speaker says no bill should pass without the support of the majority of the majority. The reason the groups want it codified is because House Speaker John Boehner has violated the rule several times in recent months.
Jun 5, 2013 — As hurricane season begins, New Yorkers are debating how to protect the city's 520 miles of coastline from major storms and rising sea levels. One camp favors giant offshore barriers to divert storm surge. The other says barriers are too expensive and too risky. They argue New York must learn to live with water by making streets, subways and buildings more resilient to flooding.
Jun 5, 2013 — The death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg has thrown a monkey wrench onto the plans of N.J. Gov. Chris Christie. Calculations about Lautenberg's successor, and when to hold the special election, may affect Christie's re-election path this year ... as well as a potential White House bid in 2016.
Jun 5, 2013 — Since the 2012 election, Republican strategists and leaders have called for changes in the party's approach to voters. Some argue that the GOP must appeal to younger and more diverse demographics or risk losing congressional seats next November.
Jun 4, 2013 — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling a special election to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died Monday. The decision means the state will have two statewide elections three weeks apart. NPR's Joel Rose reports.
Jun 2, 2013 — Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz, a freshman senator from Texas, has seen his star rise in recent months. His appearances at events like a big New York City fundraiser this week are fueling speculation about a presidential bid in 2016 — a move he's not ruling out.
Jun 1, 2013 — As with Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, nearly all deaths from hurricanes come from storm surge. The danger isn't well understood by the public, however, so the National Hurricane Center is retooling its forecast and warning systems to better track and alert vulnerable residents.
Jun 1, 2013 — It's tranquil now, but forecasters predict an above-average six-month season with a good possibility of six major storms.
May 31, 2013 — When Congress voted on federal relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, five of the seven Oklahoma representatives and senators voted no. Rep. Tom Cole, who voted yes, warned that someday Oklahoma would be asking for help. That day came last week after a massive tornado hit his district.