Bob Casey Was an Understated Senator. Then Came Trump.

Casey, an even-tempered Democrat from Pennsylvania, has been ahead of the pack in his criticism of the president, at some political risk.

Legal Fight Could Make Kentucky Only State With No Abortion Clinic

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG May 2, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As states across the nation enact increasingly aggressive restrictions on abortion, perhaps nowhere has the political climate shifted as much as here in Kentucky, where the E.M.W. Women’s Surgical Center, a squat...

Trump Signs Law Taking Aim at Planned Parenthood Funding

The legislation nullifies a rule barring state and local governments from withholding federal funding for family planning services, regardless of whether they performed abortions.

A Polarized Supreme Court, Growing More So

By ADAM LIPTAK April 9, 2017 WASHINGTON — Viewed one way, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch’s confirmation will not do much to change the dynamics of the Supreme Court. His appointment is a one-for-one swap, a conservative replacing another conservative. But there is a more...