Time will tell whether the House Republican leadership is able to coax the party's just-say-no backbenchers to support a rational approach to immigration policy, one that includes permanent deportation relief for millions of illegal immigrants.
President Obama's proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would connect the United States with 11 other nations in a free-trade area encompassing 40 percent of the world's economic output. It promises to open Japan's notoriously closed market to U.S.
Marijuana is in the news a lot lately, thanks largely to Colorado's recent legalization of its recreational use. Minnesotans, though, are about to face (again) a much different debate on the controversial-but-common drug.
The outside world seems to have grown numb to reports of atrocities from Syria - "barrel bombs" dropped on schools, Scud missiles aimed at apartment houses, blockaded neighborhoods where children die of starvation.
Since last spring, the country has engaged in a sharp and sometimes overheated debate about the National Security Agency (NSA). On Friday, President Obama took a step back and offered a usefully balanced view.
There is a new normal when it comes to closing of schools for weather in Minnesota, the fourth coldest state on average in the country and the northern most state in the lower 48 states.
The decision by Gov.