The National Tactical Officers Association, the lobbying group for 1,600 SWAT teams across the country, e-mailed all legislative staffers in the U.S. House and Senate this week, the Daily Beast reported, and assured the legislative aides that its members share "our nation's grief" over the rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. 

Thursday's wedding date for same-sex couples in Virginia was postponed indefinitely Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Texas Governor Rick Perry was booked on two felony charges of abuse of power.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon is demanding that law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, adhere to “international standards.”

The Obama administration is engaged in unprecedented stonewalling of federal agency and department inspectors general, according to a letter to lawmakers from a strong majority of the supposedly independent government watchdogs.

Expired federal wind power subsidies could mean an end to high electricity bills.

On August 15, 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a Travis County grand jury for allegedly misusing the veto power granted to him by the state constitution. And on August 15, 1787, it was that very power — the power of the executive to negate acts of the legislature — that occupied the delegates’ time at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

A Travis County, Texas, grand jury on Friday indicted Governor Rick Perry on two charges of abuse of power — a first degree felony — and one charge of coercion, a third degree felony.

Six Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives vie to join Justin Amash's Liberty Caucus in Congress this  November.

In the days following the police shooting of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri, officials had not revealed the identity of the police officer involved in the shooting in fears that protesters may retaliate against the officer and his family.

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