Early reviews negative on Senate Republicans' health care bill

Initial reaction from religious leaders was negative to the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate's health care reform measure that was unveiled June 22 in "discussion draft" form by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.

High court: State erred in denying poor defendant independent evaluation

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, said the state of Alabama erred in denying an indigent defendant now on death row a separate psychiatric evaluation that would assist in his own defense.

Historians assess the promise and paradox of JFK at his centenary

JFK's faith: The centenary of Kennedy's birth has brought fresh appraisals of Kennedy, the first — and so far, only — Catholic to attain the presidency.

After furor over remarks, DNC chair to meet with pro-life Dems' head

After receiving backlash over saying that the Democratic Party should support only those candidates who support legal abortion, Democratic National Committee chairman Thomas Perez will meet with the head of Democrats for Life of America.