Sarah Palin responds to a Defenders of Wildlife ad campaign targeting her support of aerial wolf hunting.
The nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services bowed out Tuesday over tax missteps, as did another Obama pick.
Republicans elect new chairman, Michael Steele, but are split on the future direction of the party.
Blagojevich's replacement, known as populist with an unassuming manner, has inherited a state government in crisis.
Some 4 million more children would bring the total to more than 11 million covered