On the Hill, momentum for reform is the highest it's been in years, with the focus on everything from penalties for drug crimes to "overcriminalization."
The bill, designed to rein in abusive patent-litigation practices, passed the House 325-91 with sweeping bipartisan support.
For Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, one small word made a very large difference.
Keith Alexander concedes his agency's surveillance methods can be "extremely intrusive," but says he knows no better way to ensure safety.
Organizing for Action, an offshoot of President Obama's reelection campaign, offers a view on measuring harm from climate change.
Longtime Republican aide Paul Teller has deep ties to conservative groups.
Left balks at proposal to take care of doctors but drop support for unemployed.
Poultry producers worry that the renewable-fuel standard requirement to mix gasoline with corn-based fuel is causing feedstock prices to soar.