In an interview with ABC's World News, Gov. Christie said his Port Authority appointee David Wildstein never told him about the lane closures. read more
"Catholic progressives were looking for Francis to push the president to move more forcefully against poverty and inequality around the world, not just at home. They want some of the pope’s searing criticisms of global capitalism by way of reminding Obama that the Catholic Church is well to his left on economic matters. Both sides, in other words, want Francis to bless their own positions inside the U.S. Catholic struggle. The progressives believe they now have a friend in Rome, and conservatives worry the progressives might be right. "
E.J. Dionne Jr., "The pope’s message to the president" in The Washington Post
A group of college athletes demanding the right to form a union won their first legal battle on Wednesday afternoon, when the Chicago branch of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in their favor. read more