December 25, 2012 Undocumented students have played a crucial role in calls for immigration reform. Now, as lawmakers from both parties resume talks of legislation, student leaders have expanded their fight. Sofia Campos, who's at the forefront of the movement, shares her story of unyielding activism.
December 22, 2012 After initially remaining silent about the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the NRA called for placing armed guards at all of the nation's schools. Critics said the remarks were tone-deaf and not a way for the group to be a constructive part of the debate about gun violence.
December 21, 2012 Over the years, the National Rifle Association has become synonymous with protection of gun owners' rights. But other groups have taken an even stronger line in defense of Second Amendment protections. On Friday, the NRA echoed some of those groups, calling for "qualified armed security" in all schools.
December 20, 2012 NRA leaders say that when they break their silence on the Sandy Hook shootings Friday, they will be speaking for the group's 4 million members. But they will also be speaking for the gun industry, which has close financial links to the association.
December 19, 2012 The horror of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school murders, still fresh in the minds of so many Americans, took a back seat to Washington's obsession with budget talks and the city's partisan divide.
December 19, 2012 Given President Obama's embrace of the issue, there appears to be no doubt that Congress will debate gun control legislation in the coming year. Its chances for passage depend largely on the present mood of outrage sustaining itself for months to come.
December 19, 2012 Known as a charming and witty man in private, Bork, who died Wednesday, was dour and humorless in his Senate confirmation hearings, and his answers seemed to play into the stereotype liberals painted of a man who cared little for the public. His Senate rejection changed the way future nominees have testified.
December 19, 2012 His 1987 nomination hearing was a hotly contested battle of ideas. "On a whole host of subjects, from individual privacy to civil rights, he defied the conventional wisdom and said the Supreme Court had been wrong," NPR's Nina Totenberg has said. The Senate turned Bork down by a vote of 58-42.