The wealthy Virginia county outside Washington, D.C., has been free of the nasty political environment home to its neighbors – until now. Causing the controversy is a proposed streetcar, which nearly a dozen cities are building.
The number of people North Carolina had sterilized from 1929 to 1974 under its forced-sterilization program. The legislature established a $10 million fund last week to compensate any victims that come forward.
Attorney General Eric Holder, explaining the Justice Department's move to take Texas to court for discriminating against Latino voters in a 2011 redistricting effort and foreshadowing future action against other states.
Thanks to recent revenue increases, some states are unfreezing public workers’ pay for the first time since before the recession. But looking at pay levels rather than total compensation hides a great deal of the story.