Regulators were about to announce that as of 2014 all new cars would have to include rearview cameras so drivers could see what's directly behind them. Then they delayed the rule. Safety advocates say the auto industry is stalling; carmakers see the proposal as government overreach.
Cities are struggling to figure out how to deal with a cut of about $1 billion over the past two years in federal community development block grants. Critics say a complicated funding formula has hit some cities especially hard, with cuts of more than 40 percent from last year.
On TV and radio in Big Sky Country, a battle is playing out that could help determine control of the U.S. Senate. It involves candidates and money, of course, but also the state's historic skepticism of outside interest groups.
A law requiring Virginia voters to show identification has passed the state senate. Some voting rights advocates say its a blatant attempt to disenfranchise voters, but others defend it as necessary to prevent fraud.
The tussle over every last delegate in the GOP nomination battle could get ugly, if what happened in Michigan is any indicator. The Credentials Committee of the Michigan Republican Party apparently reversed course on a stated delegate selection formula, turning a delegate tie into a Mitt Romney win.
For the better part of a year, the GOP presidential hopefuls have staked their campaigns on the lousy economy under President Obama. Now, with the jobs picture in the swing states of the Midwest actually better than the national average, Republicans may have to recalibrate.
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