Federal Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth, Texas found core provisions of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional in a ruling in response to a Republican-backed lawsuit. It could affect insurance for Americans.
State officials plan to close five state-operated group homes on the campus of a state facility for developmentally disabled people and place the homes' nearly 20 occupants in intermediate care facilities on the same campus.
U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor, who struck down a key element of the Affordable Care Act that sent the rest of its structure toppling, is no stranger to the conservative resistance to Obama administration policies.
President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of contention for the job.
A small group within the Tarrant County Republican Party has been calling for Dr. Shahid Shafi to be removed from his post as vice chairman because he is a Muslim. Many more have come out in support of Shafi.