Workers on the front lines of the immigration system are raising concerns about the workload that would be created by the proposed changes. Some unions are calling on lawmakers to oppose a bill they say would make things worse, not better.
President Obama has chosen to nominate Katherine Archuleta as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Archuleta served as national political director for Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. If confirmed, she would be the first Hispanic to serve as director of the OPM.
Robert Siegel speaks with Rob Lang, director of Brookings Mountain West, about the latest S&P Case-Shiller home price index numbers. In particular, cautious optimism is returning to the Las Vegas housing market, but some see it as a new bubble.
Tea Party favorite and former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced that she would not run for re-election to her Minnesota House seat. Bachmann was facing a tough fight, having barely beaten an unknown Democrat in a district that Republican nominee Mitt Romney carried by 15 points.
A Chinese food company is buying Virginia-based Smithfield Foods in a deal valued at $4.7 billion. It's being called the largest acquisition of a U.S. company by a Chinese buyer, but the deal will likely face close scrutiny.
Residents were outraged when The Times-Picayune cut its paper-and-ink edition to three days a week to focus on its website. Now the paper is facing a new competitor for the local media market — one based 80 miles away.
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