June 19, 2012 A Bloomberg News poll found 64 percent of voters agreeing with Obama's decision to order a stop, for now, to deportation efforts against young immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children.
June 19, 2012 Now that President Obama has relaxed his deportation policy, you now have more time to figure out this week's ScuttleButton puzzle.
June 19, 2012 Groups such as Crossroads GPS, which has run ads attacking President Obama on many issues, can't make politics their primary purpose. That's because they are classified as social welfare organizations, or 501(c)(4) groups, under the tax code. But political scientists say the line between issue ads and express advocacy has almost been erased.
June 18, 2012 An interesting case of identity politics is playing out in New York's new 13th Congressional District. A Dominican-American state senator is threatening longtime Rep. Charles Rangel in the district, which is now majority Hispanic. Yet Rangel rarely discusses his Puerto Rican heritage.
June 18, 2012 Rafalca, a 15-year-old Oldenburg mare, and her rider qualified for the Olympics this weekend. The Romneys' involvement in dressage, often considered the snobbiest of the horse sports, has brought the event considerable attention of late — including mocking from Stephen Colbert.
June 18, 2012 While Mitt Romney is focusing on small towns, many observers are focusing on who's joining him on the stump. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin have made appearances with Romney.
June 18, 2012 While the current president has gone golfing much more often than his predecessor, he lags far behind two other former occupants of the White House.
June 18, 2012 Thursday is the next day when we may hear how the justices rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — better known as the health care overhaul enacted in 2010.
June 18, 2012 A Montana case could lead the Supreme Court to take a second look at Citizens United, a campaign finance decision that politicians have been fighting about since it was handed down in 2010. Recently, some of the criticism has been aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts and his role in the case.