The issues that mattered most to voters, including sluggish economic growth and the high unemployment rate, figured prominently in the governor election results.
11/03/2010 11:37 am
Ranchers want to die before year end to avoid the estate tax, claims Rep. Lummis. Whether or not the story is true, the underpinnings are myths: the family ranch and a looming 'death tax.'
11/03/2010 09:05 am
Beige Book is the Federal Reserve's periodic survey of economic conditions around the US.
10/21/2010 10:45 am
After a deadly mountain goat attack in Washington, authorities say the goat was known as aggressive.
10/18/2010 09:47 pm
Arizona is attracting millions in out-of-state donations to defend its tough immigration law. Far-flung immigrant rights groups, too, are helping to make the state a test bed for the reform fight.
10/15/2010 05:15 pm
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
09/23/2010 06:05 am
Sen. Lisa Murkowski angered GOP colleagues by reentering the Alaska Senate race as a write-in candidate. But they didn't have the heart to strip her of a leading role on the energy committee.
09/22/2010 06:30 pm
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a controversial process for extracting natural gas from shale. Critics of fracking question the environmental and health effects of pumping thousands of gallons of water and chemicals underground.
09/13/2010 07:09 pm
Neither Sarah Palin nor Glenn Beck is currently running for anything, but both are deftly navigating today's media landscape and having some success steering the national debate.
09/13/2010 06:08 pm
Many contributions made online or sent by mail are $20, $50, or $100 – for a total of $3.6 million. As long as donations keep coming, state taxpayers are off the hook as Gov. Jan Brewer defends the Arizona immigration law.
09/10/2010 09:26 pm