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Lawsuit Leads to New Limits on Solitary Confinement at Juvenile Prisons in Illinois

A lawsuit filed by the American Liberties Union of Illinois led to the new policy, one of several changes in the treatment of young offenders across the ...

9:20 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Dean Skelos, New York Senate Leader, Aided Son at All Costs, U.S. Says

Efforts by Senator Dean G. Skelos to use what prosecutors said was his political influence to help his son could send both men to prison — and cost the Long ...

9:18 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Why presidential candidates from Rubio to Clinton are talking income inequality

Presidential hopefuls talking about income inequality on the stump may encounter receptive audiences, a new poll shows.

7:47 PM ET CNN POLITICS

Some Progress Is Reported in Informal Afghan-Taliban Talks

While not binding, agreements on matters such as the Constitution and the presence of foreign troops raised hopes about the long deadlocked process.

7:32 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Marine Corps Commandant Named to Lead Joint Chiefs

President Obama’s choice of Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, a former commander in Afghanistan, must be confirmed by the Senate.

7:25 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Mosby's message to Baltimore: Your lives matter

With stunning announcement of the homicide case against 6 cops in Freddie Gray's death, the State Attorney called for justice while standing up for cops

7:08 PM ET CNN POLITICS

We don't shoot people for bigoted views

The group holding Mohammed cartoon-drawing contest shot up by two men is loathsome, but so what? Free speech a right in a civilization

7:08 PM ET CNN POLITICS

Obama to tap Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs

President Barack Obama plans to name a trusted military adviser with ties to his drawdown of troops in Afghanistan as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ...

7:06 PM ET CNN POLITICS

'Air Force One' returns to Obama after 18-month tune up

Before taking off on his trip to New York on Monday, President Barack Obama's Air Force One was returned to him after an 18-month long tune-up.

7:06 PM ET CNN POLITICS

First Draft: Clinton Team Bolsters Its Defense Ahead of Negative Book’s Release

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign team is ratcheting up its pushback on “Clinton Cash,” a book about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, by creating a ...

6:58 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS