Published February 20, 2013
State and federal officials say inmates across the country continue to collect millions each year in fraudulent unemployment benefits -- often the result of inadequate oversight -- with the most recent case in Pennsylvania where more than 1,000 people collected benefits while behind bars.
Published February 19, 2013
Minnesota businesses are blasting a plan by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to make the North Star State one of the few that taxes companies for business they do with other businesses.
Published February 18, 2013
States across the country are trying to protect gun ownership from the long arm of Washington by proposing bills declaring that firearms made and kept within their borders are not subject to federal restrictions.
Published January 29, 2013
The immigration overhaul plans being pitched by a group of senators and President Obama each include the possibility of citizenship for illegal immigrants -- and with that comes major electoral implications for Democrats and Republicans in future elections.
Published January 21, 2013
While the most sweeping provisions of the health care overhaul have not yet gone into effect, plenty of Americans will still be paying higher insurance premiums this year -- as insurance companies try to preemptively cover the cost of a tax increase included in President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Published January 19, 2013
Among the Capitol Hill lawmakers poised to have considerable influence in the gun-control debate, Arizona Rep. Ron Barber stands apart as the only one wounded in a mass shooting.
Published January 05, 2013
Delaware taxpayers appear to be getting soaked twice under a deal in which the Democratic governor lent $21.5 million to a hybrid electric carmaker to set up shop in the state. The company has yet to produce a car in Delaware, and taxpayers are footing the electric bill for the idle plant.
Published January 01, 2013
After an election year in which legislative business practically ground to a halt, Congress is poised to make up for lost time in 2013.
Published December 22, 2012
A vote last month that makes Californians among the highest-taxed residents in the country is sparking debate about whether the Democrat-back initiative will backfire, by forcing high-earners to join a long exodus from the cash-strapped state.
Published November 15, 2012
House candidate Mia Love looked every bit the future of the Republican Party, with her prime-time convention speech, backing from Mitt Romney and a run for office in deep-red Utah. But Love was narrowly defeated in a race that essentially unfolded like so many on Nov. 6 and emerged as a telltale for what went wrong for Republicans in 2012.