February 5, 2013 The AFL-CIO is among the groups leading the charge for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. But it wasn't long ago that unions viewed illegal workers in the U.S. as a threat and fought against proposals that would allow them to become citizens.
February 5, 2013 A lawsuit over congressional district lines in Florida produces emails showing coordination between lawmakers and Republican Party officials, which is prohibited by the state Constitution.
February 5, 2013 Hopefully, many people figured out the ScuttleButton puzzle that came out right before SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. (Wait, is that a hint?) Anyway, the new puzzle is up, and there are no hints for this one.
February 5, 2013 A March 1 deadline looms. That's when deep, automatic federal spending cuts are set to kick in. The president is asking for a small package that the White House says would give Congress more time to reach a permanent solution to budget problems.
February 5, 2013 There are always losers in politics. But even some of the winners wind up so badly outnumbered that accomplishing anything is a rare treat. On the surface, their jobs might seem so hopeless that you wonder why anyone took them on.
February 4, 2013 San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Tuesday may be one of the few to call for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Some worry that the House hearing signals Republicans' continued opposition to compromise.
February 4, 2013 Mitt Romney's eldest son reportedly is considering a bid for the Massachusetts Senate seat long held by new Secretary of State John Kerry. His candidacy would bail out Republicans there who were deflated by former Sen. Scott Brown's decision not to run in the June 25 special election.
February 4, 2013 Ed Koch was elected mayor of New York City in 1977 by being fresh, honest, optimistic and independent. By the time he lost, in a 1989 bid for a 4th term, voters had tired of corruption and racial tension that had become widespread in the city. Koch died on Friday at age 88.
February 3, 2013 A Super Bowl ad produced by a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses old video of the NRA chief calling for limited background checks. The ad, which will air in some markets during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, comes amid a heated debate over guns.