One of the defining elements of the 2012 presidential campaign is money. Two-dozen wealthy Americans have put in at least $1 million each. And one of the biggest donors is Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who has almost single-handedly kept Newt Gingrich's campaign afloat.
Despite losses in Alabama and Mississippi, Mitt Romney lost little ground to Rick Santorum in the delegate chase last week — thanks primarily to wins in offshore territories, whose residents will not be allowed to vote for president come November.
It's another furious dash to the finish line as delegate-rich Illinois holds its Republican presidential primary Tuesday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is looking to increase his delegate lead. And he's still searching for that decisive win over former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
An investigative journalism project concluded that New Jersey led the nation with the toughest government accountability laws and enforcement while Georgia had the dubious distinction of being ranked last.
The Northern Arapaho tribe in Wyoming has won a permit to hunt two bald eagles for religious purposes. It's the first time federal authorities have granted such approval for bald eagles. The move comes in the wake of a lawsuit that alleged that refusing such permits violated tribe members' religious freedom.
At the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, the justices heard arguments in a case testing whether children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent are eligible for Social Security survivors benefits.
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