April 1, 2013 It's still far too early to know whether Congress will be able to achieve major changes to the nation's immigration laws. All that's certain at this stage is that lawmakers on both sides of the partisan divide, and in both chambers, continue to act as though they think they can.
April 1, 2013 The recruiting and vetting process already is under way for candidates who will run for Congress in 2014. For many candidates, part of that process involves hiring an investigator to look at their own background, as well as that of possible opponents. And there are even classes where you can learn how to do the digging.
April 1, 2013 Two county prosecutors fatally shot in Texas. Colorado's top prison official gunned down. And a dozen more members of the U.S. justice community — ranging from police to judges — victims of targeted killings since the beginning of the decade. An investigator who studies such crimes says he's worried about a possible trend.
April 1, 2013 Name your issue — abortion, gun control, taxes, health policy — and it's likely that your state is moving in exactly the opposite direction from some of its neighbors.
April 1, 2013 Immediately after previous shootings, polls shifted somewhat — then trended back toward earlier levels. A look at recent polls shows that happening again for the most part.
April 1, 2013 The daughter of the nation's 35th president has been talked about as a potential envoy to Tokyo. Now, multiple news outlets say they've been told she's President Obama's choice and is being vetted for the job.
April 1, 2013 I couldn't possibly go on vacation this week without leaving a ScuttleButton puzzle to be solved behind.
March 31, 2013 An agreement between labor and business chiefs clears one of the last — and perhaps largest — hurdles for concrete legislation. Senators from the bipartisan group working to overhaul immigration say a deal is close but not complete.