Massachusetts is the latest state to settle a legal battle over the failure of its welfare offices to meet federal voter registration requirements.
The lack of urban legislators in Republican states means cities will have their concerns largely ignored or challenged.
While many Republican states have made efforts to repeal the education standards, Wyoming appears happy to move forward. How has Common Core thrived in such a solidly GOP state?
With confidence in Congress at an all-time low, governors' distance from D.C. politics could help them win over some voters in the presidential race.