Government

McCain, two other Republicans, help defeat repeal of Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain's decision to buck his party early Friday and vote against a GOP plan to repeal Obamacare was both hailed as an example of "amazing courage" and derided as "betraying his conservative constituency."

Corporation commissioner: Market change forcing regulators to adapt

WASHINGTON - For most people, electricity is simple: Flip on a switch or plug into the wall and power your devices. But for power companies and the regulators who oversee them, emerging technologies and innovations have introduced complications that are forcing administrators to rethink how they do their jobs.

House OKs spending bill with border wall funds, other amendments

WASHINGTON - The House passed a $713.4 billion defense spending "minibus" Thursday that rolled four separate spending bills together with scores of amendments, including almost $1.6 billion to begin construction of a border wall.