Motorists could see gas prices rise by 25 to 30 cents per gallon next month-- well before the uptick we expect in September and October. Gas prices typically rise in the fall, but rocketing oil prices and a drop in gold could push the increase earlier, some analysts say.
Whatever comes of the investigations into the IRS's targeting of conservative groups, the scandal promises to have broad repercussions in Washington, potentially through the 2014 midterms.
Republicans might have good reason to believe that President Obama will be affected more by the IRS scandal than by new revelations about the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Gun control seen through the eyes of the misunderstood majority of gun owners is more nuanced and complex than the absolutism of America's big gun lobbies. The Obama administration is courting this breed of centrist, gun-friendly Americans on the fence about gun control.