In what some call an effort to demonize the Islamic faith, all but 16 states have recently considered banning their courts from taking foreign, international or religious law into account.
In what resembled a presidential campaign speech, the recently indicted Texas governor called for increased federal controls against illegal immigration before Congress considers immigration reform.
In breaking with his predecessors, the mayor isn’t focused on one or two big priorities. Instead, he’s sweating the small stuff -- at least for now.
In at least five gubernatorial races this fall, the outcome may depend on how well a third-party candidate fares.