No longer a backburner issue, immigration is roiling the presidential contest as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney seek to court the nation's swelling Hispanic population. The outcome could influence political battle lines and shape American politics for generations.Read More »
The House has approved so-called "Caylee's Law" bill inspired by the Casey Anthony case in Florida.Read More »
A bill to require random drug testing for recipients of two welfare programs is expected to be revived next year, but opponents argue that based on similar laws in other states, it would likely be ruled unconstitutional and not be cost-effective.Read More »
The Republican National Committee has rejected a plan to impose tougher sanctions on states that jump ahead in the presidential primary calendar.Read More »
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery isn't slowing down while her astronaut husband speeds around the Earth.
Giffords will undergo surgery Wednesday so doctors can replace a piece of her skull with a plastic implant, another encouraging step since the Arizona congresswoman was shot in the head more than four months ago.
It's a sight many Americans would surely love to see: a recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords watching as her astronaut husband blasts off into space.Read More »
Doctors helping Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot wound to the head talk enthusiastically about her progress, saying some of the greatest moments come when her personality shines through with big grins and excitement over her rehabilitation milestones.Read More »
All the big guns have been drawn for the perennial battle over just what exactly homeowners associations may do. For 2011, it’s over how much an association can charge for processing documents when a resident is selling his or her house. Sen. Andy Biggs, a Republican from Gilbert, wants to limit the fee to a per-page cost of 10 cents for the documents.Read More »
The bleakest year in the foreclosure crisis has only just begun.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer plans to propose significant changes to the state's personnel system, possibly including a reduction of current job protections held by many workers.Read More »