Published December 12, 2012
An Arizona judge on Wednesday sentenced a man to 57 months in prison for his part in the gun-smuggling ring that is connected to the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent and was the target of the Justice Department’s failed Operation Fast and Furious.
Published December 10, 2012
After millions in tax breaks and handouts, the solar power industry's honeymoon is over with some counties and ratepayers, as the expected jobs, savings and revenue have not materialized.
Published December 06, 2012
Smoking marijuana in Washington state is legal as of Thursday, but driving while high is not.
Published November 21, 2012
A labor dispute at America’s third busiest airport turned what was already a bad travel day into a nightmare for some travelers.
Published November 16, 2012
Rancher Kevin Kester works dawn to dusk, drives a 12-year-old pick-up truck and earns less than a typical bureaucrat in Washington D.C., yet the federal government considers him rich enough to pay the estate tax -- also known as the "death tax."
Published November 05, 2012
Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore in 2000 won roughly 500,000 more votes than Republican nominee George W. Bush but lost the election. This year, some anticipate a similar scenario, where one candidate wins the popular vote and the other the Electoral College.
Published November 01, 2012
President Obama may have been tossing a bone to his base, but one answer in the second presidential debate could come back to haunt him with a key voter group -- gun owners.
Published October 25, 2012
Celebrities, with their unique ability to connect with people, are arguably the most influential voices in American life. From George Clooney fundraisers to Bruce Springsteen concerts, celebrities are the glam and glitter of political campaigns -- bringing star power to otherwise mundane events and policy discussions.
Published October 22, 2012
Already among the most taxed in the nation, Californians will have to pay even more if Gov. Jerry Brown gets his way. Faced with a $16 billion deficit, Brown is pushing a ballot measure that would increase taxes by up to 30 percent on those earning more than $300,000.
Published September 11, 2012
Dozens of senior-level U.S. government officials turned a blind eye to public safety as they pursued an ill-conceived and poorly managed investigation into gun trafficking in Mexico, according to a long-awaited inspector general's report on Operation Fast and Furious.