Reich offers three takeaways for Democrats as the 2012 presidential election comes to a close.
A judge upheld a provision in the Alabama immigration law that forces public schools to check the immigration status of new students. Schools are scrambling to determine the impact.
The Senate rejected a bid to repeal Obama's health-care law on a party-line vote Wednesday. The GOP is ratcheting up pressure on potentially vulnerable Senate Democrats in 2012.
A middle school teacher in suburban Illinois was not permitted to perform the hajj, a once in a lifetime Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The US government says the school violated the teacher's civil rights.