Stories for February 21, 2013
Citing American slavery to make a point about contemporary politics can be downright tricky business, as some public figures have recently learned firsthand.
As the March 1st deadline for automatic federal budget cuts approaches, their potential effect on California is becoming increasingly clear. "Sequestration” cuts could slow the state’s economic recovery – and perhaps even create a new budget deficit.
The most heated part of the fight between the Obama administration and religious groups over new rules that require most health plans to cover contraception actually has nothing to do with birth control. It has to do with abortion.
In the back and forth between Congress and the White House over immigration, both sides seem to agree that people now in the U.S. illegally should wait at "the back of the line" for legal residency -- meaning no green card until all other immigrants get theirs.
The 2004 Major League Baseball playoffs will always be remembered for an astonishing Red Sox comeback and a bloody sock worn by pitcher Curt Schilling.
Frustration over a change in federal copyright policy that makes it illegal to unlock new cellphones has resulted in more than 100,000 signatures on a petition at the White House's website, meaning the executive branch must now respond to calls to rescind the ruling or "champion a bill that makes unlocking permanently legal."