The Supreme Court is debating not only the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law, but also whether they can even take up the case yet, or whether an obscure federal law will keep it out of the court until 2014. Arguments continue Tuesday and Wednesday.
Pope Benedict XVi is travelling to Mexico this weekend to say mass and meet the faithful. But he's coming at a time of deep division among Mexican Catholics. Mexico City has passed liberal laws allowing for same-sex marriage and abortions — two practices banned by the Catholic Church and in much of the rest of Mexico.
As Republicans struggle over presidential nomination, declining influence of party elders is on display
This election cycle, most of the party's elites are lined up behind Mitt Romney. But Romney, though ahead in the delegate count, has struggled to unify the base of the party in a way that will force his challengers out of the election. It shows how far the influence of those elites has fallen.
The Republican presidential election marched on Wednesday with Mitt Romney winning the Illinois Republican Primary Tuesday night. Pundits said Rick Santorum will face must-win contests in April.
In the 2012 election, the Republican primary contest has shifted to Illinois. It's the latest state where voters are trying to choose from among the four, remaining mainstream Republican candidates, including Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
President Barack Obama's energy policy is described by his energy as an all-of-the-above policy, but by his critics as more of a none-of-the-above. This week, Obama is visiting four states to defend his plan as his re-election bid looms.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House budget writing committee, is preparing to unveil his latest plan for government spending. Democrats are already criticizing it as an example of Republicans breaking the agreement the two parties reached last August.
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have been campaigning in Puerto Rico this week in advance of the island territory's primary. But the issues in Puerto Rico have their own special orientation.
No Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are supporting the Democrat's version of the bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act — a bill that once enjoyed bipartisan support. They have their own, competing version that women's advocates say won't cut it.
Newt Gingrich is committed to making sure Mitt Romney isn't the Republican nominee for president of the United States. But on Tuesday, he failed to win two states that many had said were crucial to his victory.