The controversial Arizona immigration law that was largely put on hold because of court action should receive a final verdict any day now. In the next two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a verdict in that case as well as one in the case of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.
A Michigan State Representative has lost her speaking privileges on the floor of that legislative body. She's accused of not maintaining decorum when she used the word vagina in her speech over a women's reproductive rights bill.
Undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents before the age of 16 are about to get a reprieve from the threat of deportation that's long hung over their heads. The Obama administration announced a new proposal to suspend deportations of specific immigrants and grant them work authorization.
When Shanghai was preparing to host the Expo in 2010, a number of apartment buildings were cleared to make way for new facilities. But at least some of those who lost their jobs didn't receive compensation, they say, nor were they relocated to new homes. They're pushing back and demanding answers.
Voters in southern Arizona are at the polls, picking who they want to serve out the balance of the term they elected Gabrielle Giffords to in 2010. Giffords resigned in January so she could focus her energy on recovering from the shooting that took the lives of six people and injured 13 more, including Giffords.
With billions of Google searches conducted across the country, it can be a powerful tool in divining what really interests Americans. For example, porn is a more popular search than weather. But it can also provide political intelligence, as one Harvard researcher recently discovered.
The Latino population in Texas is booming to the point that in 20 years, the state could be majority Latino. Couple that with hard-line Republican policies on immigration and budget cuts at the state level and you have a recipe for turning the once-Republican stranglehold of Texas into a more purple, or even blue, state in the future.
Egypt's expected to get the results of its first round of presidential elections sometime this weekend. All-in-all, many Egyptians seem pleased. But there have been reports of improprieties and flaws, leading some to wonder how fair the elections are.
At a summit meeting on Wednesday, European leaders signaled they're pushing ahead for contingency planning for a Greek exit from the euro. But that possibility may lead to further unimagined problems.
In the most recent fiscal year, U.S. taxpayers paid millions of dollars for the offices, phones and postage of our four living former presidents. All the while, many of those same ex-presidents were making millions on the speaking circuit, on top of a nearly $200,000 federal pension. One Congressman wants to rein in that spending.