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.
It's easy to frame the fight over SOPA and PIPA as Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley - two huge industries clashing over whose voice should dictate the future of Internet policy - but it's absolutely wrong. The bills are dead, thanks to widespread protest.