February 21, 2013 Using American slavery to make a point about contemporary politics can be downright tricky business, as some public figures have recently learned firsthand.
February 21, 2013 In the debate over immigration, many politicians seem to agree that people now in the U.S. illegally should wait at "the back of the line" for legal residency. But the backlog in processing applications means even those already in line face decades of waiting.
February 21, 2013 South Carolina's Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, rattled off the death toll during a talk Tuesday. But the CIA and Pentagon have not released official figures.
February 21, 2013 Mississippi got lots of attention this week for finally having ratified the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery. But many states have taken decades to join the rest of the country when it comes to amending the Constitution. And some have withheld approval to this day.
February 21, 2013 Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte is charged with drafting the House immigration bill. He is against a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants but says the "broken" system needs work. And he says President Obama "should calm down, back off and let the Congress do its work."
February 20, 2013 Florida's expansion of Medicaid will provide health insurance coverage to more than a million people. Florida will also become the seventh state headed by a Republican to agree to take the federal offer to provide Medicaid to all state residents with incomes up to about $15,000 a year.
February 20, 2013 The speech at next month's Conservative Political Action Conference will be the first extended public remarks from the former Republican presidential nominee since losing the November election. It was at this event last year that Romney famously declared he had been a "severely conservative" governor.
February 20, 2013 Republicans delayed a vote on President Obama's defense nominee, saying they wanted more answers about the attack in Benghazi, Libya, last year. In recent months, Benghazi has become a sort of catchword. To Republicans, it symbolizes everything bad about the Obama administration.