But the rhetoric is just as confrontational. And it’s got most of the likely GOP presidential candidates lining up for a straw poll.
But lawmakers – including most fellow Republicans – are ready to give the scandal-tainted South Carolina governor the boot if he doesn't resign.
First, Sen. John Ensign and Gov. Mark Sanford admitted to having affairs. Friday, Palin left politics (for now). But the list of potential Republican candidates for the White House is still long.
The provision in Louisiana puts the state in the center of a national debate about where to set the bar for high school graduation.
Did South Carolina's missing governor commit a 'serious offense' by going underground in Argentina?
After Katrina, the Big Easy is slowly attracting newcomers and rebuilding its economy.
Suicides are up and hard drugs are more prevalent – trends that are both linked to the hurricane's legacy, experts say.