The Senate is slated to vote Wednesday on nine gun control provisions, but prospects for passage for several – including expanding background checks to more gun buyers – look dim. Here's why.
Polls show Mitt Romney trailing President Obama among women voters. This Mother's Day, to close the gender gap Romney will need to do more than flag Obama's failed economic record. He needs to push policies that appeal to women, like more workplace flexibility and better child care.
Eight Republicans joined Democrats to vote for an end to the 1993 'don't ask, don't tell' law banning gay troops from serving openly. Proponents compare it to ending racial segregation in the military.
Erskine Bowles is co-chairman of the presidential deficit commission, which votes Friday on US fiscal plan. As president of the University of North Carolina system, he's no stranger to budget-cutting. He's had to trim more than $550 million and 1,000 jobs.
Nikki Haley won the Republican primary runoff for governor of South Carolina on Tuesday. An Indian-American, she is the favorite to best Democrat Vincent Sheheen in November.