It's All Politics
Jun 17, 2013 — The Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law that required proof of citizenship to register to vote. But while celebrating a victory, voting-rights organizations are still waiting for the superstar voting case of the current term: a challenge to the Voting Rights Act.
Jun 17, 2013 — A year after he survived a recall attempt, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a folk hero among many conservatives and often talked of as a presidential contender in 2016. Walker dismisses that talk, but he has taken steps that hint at national ambition.
Jun 15, 2013 — Lawmakers will head back to work next week to try to patch the state's $100 billion pension hole. Every day they don't act, the burden on Illinois taxpayers grows larger.
Jun 15, 2013 — In music, as in so many industries, the lion's share of the money now goes to a relative handful of top performers, says White House economic adviser Alan Krueger. He says the music business offers valuable lessons about America's "superstar economy."
Jun 14, 2013 — Keeping tabs on the arm of government that constantly invokes national security to justify its opaqueness can be a frustrating experience for members of Congress.
Jun 14, 2013 — On issues such as foreign policy, the economy and NSA snooping, people tend to back policies based on where their party stands, rather than holding fast to deep-seated beliefs. When party control switches, so do their positions.
Jun 13, 2013 — The White House announced Syria had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons. Many of the GOP reactions suggested the announcement was long overdue. And they made clear they expect much more from the president than just arming the Syrian rebels.
Jun 13, 2013 — Energy production, military realignment, Hispanic immigration, student enrollment and changing retirement patterns are among the forces driving population gains in America's fastest-growing counties.
Jun 12, 2013 — The race in Massachusetts to fill the seat once held by John Kerry may be giving Democrats anxious flashbacks to 2010, when a Republican won Ted Kennedy's longtime seat. Controversies that have tarnished the Obama administration could give Republicans an edge.
Jun 12, 2013 — Some lawmakers have decried revelations that the government is collecting Internet and phone activity of millions of Americans. For the most part, though, there appear to be few calls for more oversight, let alone legislative changes.