The monumental fight over a health care law that touches all Americans and divides them sharply comes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The justices will decide whether to kill or keep the largest expansion in the nation's social safety net in more than four decades.
President Barack Obama plowed back into the "War on Women" at a speech during the Planned Parenthood annual conference Friday, blasting conservatives who have pushed to restrict abortion access at the state level.
As we anticipated, the Republicans have climbed down on making the debt ceiling the key battle line in their plan to impose spending cuts. Good Democrats applauded that move as a sign that Obama had displayed toughness and prevailed.
It’s not quite that simple.
Obama used his second Inaugural Address today to spell out his big ideas for his second term. He hit on some big liberal ideas: Gay rights, gun control, climate change, and immigration. The real bombshell was what he didn't include, however.