Eric Holder on Thursday became the first US attorney general to be held in contempt of Congress. The story of how race became entwined in the debate over the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal is a parable of the Obama presidency.
President Obama spoke soon after Mitt Romney, and took care not to 'spike the ball' after his victory in the Supreme Court. But now he's responsible for a law that gets mixed reviews in the court of public opinion.
Mayor Steve Bach said a more accurate account will be available later in the day of the damage from a blaze that has burned out of control for much of the week and forced more than 30,000 evacuees to frantically pack up belongings and flee.
Facing a July 1 deadline, Congress finally came to terms on a bipartisan agreement to extend the 3.4 percent rate on federally subsidized student loans. It is expected to pass, along with a long-delayed highway bill, this week.
Firefighters battled to save the US Air Force Academy and heavily populated areas around Colorado Springs and Boulder, as high winds drove the wildfires. President Obama plans to visit the devastated areas.