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A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor takes notes in May during work on the border wall near Yuma. A legal challenge to then-President Donald Trump’s use of Pentagon money to build the wall was headed to the Supreme Court – until President Joe Biden dropped the funding policy last month.

The Supreme Court postponed upcoming hearings challenging the government's ability to divert Defense Department funds to border wall construction and on the administration’s so-called "remain in Mexico" policy Wednesday, after both had been reversed on the first day of President Joe Biden’s term. Read more»

Fast-growing for-profit colleges, under fire for saddling students with unmanageable debt, are rolling out new policies aimed at raising graduation rates while also hoping a Republican-controlled House will block unfavorable legislation. Read more» 1

Republican leaders Wednesday set their sights on repeal of the law. "It's pretty clear that the Obama-Pelosi agenda is being rejected by the American people," John Boehner, the speaker-in-waiting, told reporters. Read more»

In a foreboding ruling for the Obama administration, a federal judge in Florida decreed Thursday that a legal challenge to the new health care law by officials from 20 states could move forward. Read more»

Responding to a legal challenge from 20 states to the health overhaul, the Obama administration says it has constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce and impose taxes. Read more»

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told an Ecuadorean TV station that the Justice Department will sue over Arizona's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigration, but the Obama Administration would not confirm it Thursday. Read more»

Democrats and Republicans are continuing efforts to use the health reform law to their advantage as the American public sorts outs its feelings on the subject. Read more»

The Obama administration began mailing $250 checks Thursday to seniors who hit the Medicare prescription drug doughnut hole - a notorious gap in coverage - as part of the health overhaul. Read more»

Allies of the Obama administration, seeking to rally the public behind health care reform, are planning to spend $25 million during the next five years to promote the measure and beat back mischaracterizations of it that could harm Democratic candidates. Read more»

Border crossing in Nogales.

Arizona's tough new immigration law apparently hasn't slowed the rate of illegal border crossers into the state. Read more»

Abortion opponents fought passage of President Obama's health care overhaul to the bitter end, and now that it's the law, they're using it to limit coverage by private insurers. Read more»

President Obama's new health care law could potentially add at least $115 billion more to government health care spending over the next 10 years, congressional budget referees said Tuesday, Read more»

Apparently, some politicians think business can only get done when The Boss is present.

As Bruce Springsteen belted out his working-class anthems on the floor of the Verizon Center last May, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chairman of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, was raising money in the privacy of a luxury suite overlooking the stage. Read more» 1