| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) --
In a solid show of bipartisanship, the Senate has voted to renew the two-decade-old Violence Against Women Act with new provisions to ensure that gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native American women have equal access to the act's...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:30 PM
The recent reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act has some Alaska Native tribal groups upset, over provisions they say deny their villages the ability to protect families from domestic violence.
The act, which passed the U.S. Senate...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a "no budget, no pay" measure probably would have been stopped in its tracks.
But with Congress' approval ratings in the gutter, House lawmakers...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 5:26 PM
America's most interesting development since November is the Republican Party becoming more interesting. Consider the congressman from Grand Rapids, Mich., who occupies the seat once held by Gerald Ford, embodiment of vanilla Republicanism. Justin Amash,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:40 PM
For the second time in less than six months, just three House Republicans signed their names to gay rights legislation. And one of them is again Lehigh Valley Rep. Charlie Dent.
Dent added his name Thursday to a bill making it illegal to discriminate...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Victim's Services Inc. and the Somerset County District Attorney's office have provided Somerset Hospital with equipment purchased through the Violence Against Women Act.
The equipment — consisting of a camera, a Wood's lamp and a carrying bag...