Gun debate foes traded barbs in the wake of Monday's mass shooting at Washington Navy Yard, but neither Congress nor President Obama seems to have the stomach right now for another fight over gun laws.
Here are some of the most compelling responses to a recent web op-ed by Elizabeth Jahr, "Pro-life groups don't really protect the unborn."
Speculation is afoot after the Justice Department signaled it will mostly leave to states the responsibility to regulate use. Washington State and Colorado are already working out details of legal marijuana.
In promising to sign the bill allowing illegal immigrants driver's licenses, California Gov. Brown said he hoped it would 'send a message to Washington that immigration reform is long past due.'
Washington Mayor Gray vetoes legislation that would have forced large retailers to pay workers at least $12.50 an hour, a huge boost to the city's $8.25 minimum wage. Several companies lobbied against the targeted minimum wage bill, including Wal-Mart, which threatened to scrap plans for six stores in the area.