The pontiff is the fourth to address the United Nations. He spoke extensively about climate change and the environment, equality of opportunity and international justice.
Boehner became the 53rd speaker of the House in 2011. His tenure has been marked by fierce confrontations with Democrats and sometimes his own party.
The deadline to fund government agencies is Sept. 30. Democrats blocked a vote on a bill to extend current funding because it would have deleted money for Planned Parenthood for a year.
Walker wants the legislature to consider a tax targeting undeveloped natural gas still in the ground, and buying out Canadian pipeline builder TransCanada’s ownership stake in a proposed natural gas pipeline.
The recovered data includes personal and work-related emails that were deleted from Hillary Clinton’s private computer server. The recovery might mean the emails may eventually become public.
Eric Fanning is President Obama’s choice to lead the Army, which could make him the first openly gay secretary of one of the military branches.
The Forest Service is raising the entrance fee at the visitor center from $3 to $5 starting in May. Murkowski said the increase is reasonable, but was leery of plans to expand the fee area beyond the visitor center.
Most of those watching the measure expect it will pass. If so, Anchorage would become the first city in Alaska to extend full legal protection against discrimination on the basis of gender expression and sexual orientation.
Almost every state bought new computerized voting equipment after the disputed 2000 election. But the machines are coming to the end of their useful lives, and there’s little momentum to replace them.
LGBT rights has been a decades-long battle. The state now has marriage equality, but not much else.