President Obama's domestic agenda has been as ambitious as any president's in the last 50 years – including health care, economic stimulus, and financial reform. But such ambition has not always been rewarded by voters.
In a detailed essay, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch laid out the reasons he will not support Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Republicans look set to follow his lead.
Congress has a full plate before November's midterms. Financial reform is likely to pass. But energy reform and immigration reform look like long shots. Here's what is on the docket.
Because Obama has avoided engaging the empathy debate, Republicans tried to use Kagan's mentor and former US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall as a way to taint Kagan's reputation.
Team Jacob or Team Edward? When Sen. Amy Klobuchar asked Elena Kagan about which character from "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" she preferred, the Supreme Court nominee declined to answer.
The president blamed Republicans for inaction on immigration reform, and called for greater border security, more workplace scrutiny, streamlining the US immigration system, and a plan for illegal immigrants to 'get right.'
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan deftly handled her second day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee and appears headed for confirmation.
Not much is known about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's views, so her praise four years ago for Israeli Chief Justice Aharon Barak have Republicans worried she will emulate his judicial activism.
A Thai Greenpeace activist wearing a gas mask holds a protest banner at the Ministry of Energy in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday. Greenpeace called upon Thailand's energy minister to divert all energy-related investments away from the nuclear energy option, and to invest instead in research, development and uptake of clean renewable energy.