A museum planned to honor America's literature is slated to be opened in Chicago by late 2020, if funding requirements can be met.
George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton will oversee the National Institute for Civil Discourse in Arizona, sparked by the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. But history shows it faces an uphill battle.
Politics used to be the art of the possible. Now it's the art of making pledges that render dealmaking untenable.
The mortgage giants used everything from lobbying to charity to maintain their special status.