Jury selection began on Thursday for John Edwards, the one-time presidential candidate. Although he was once a rising star in the Democratic Party, Edwards is accused of using campaign money to hide an affair after he fathered a child.
In an otherwise turbulent legislative session, Maryland voted to ratify the 17th amendment to the Constitution 100 years after it went into effect. State senator and professor Jamie Raskin discusses the amendment's meaning to the populist movement.
The U.S. government will pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits filed by 41 American Indian tribes, who had accused federal agencies of mismanaging tribal money and resources. The agreement ends nearly two years of negotiations; some claims date back more than 100 years.
How will Mitt Romney bring around the party's skeptical evangelical base? What work does he need to do within the party as he pivots to a full-on general election battle with President Obama? Four GOP strategists offer some tips.
New York Times reporter Jason DeParle recently traveled to Arizona, where many people have been dropped from the welfare program. Republican leaders now want to apply the changes made to the welfare program to other aspects of the social safety net, such as Medicaid and food stamps.
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