Xavier Alvarez is a serial liar. He lied, as his lawyers concede, about playing in the National Hockey League. He lied about being wounded in the course of rescuing the American ambassador during the Iran hostage crisis.
The Obama administration appears to have found an elegant way out of its contraceptive problem - or, perhaps more to the point, to the political problem created by its approach to contraceptive coverage.
Goodbye for now, and good riddance, No Child Left Behind.
Minnesota was one of 10 states to get the go-ahead last week to scrap easily one of the most frowned upon federal education mandates in America.
No budget can be judged in isolation. The baseline question is: compared to what?
Republicans will make much of President Barack Obama's failure to fulfill his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term.
At long last, federal and state authorities have reached an out-of-court settlement with five leading mortgage lenders, a major step in resolving the furor over "robo-signing" and other dubious foreclosure practices that came to light in October 2010.