An explanation of Jan Brewer's praise of immigration reform

MSNBC's Benjy Sarlin explains why Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is offering kind words for the Gang of Eight's immigration reform bill.

Flake still not reconsidering stance on background checks

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has not changed his stance on tightening restrictions on background checks for gun purchasers, Luca Gattoni-Celli writes at The American Spectator's Spectacle Blog.

Fisher vs. University of Texas in plain English

Amy Howe, writing at SCOTUSblog, explains the Supreme Court's decision on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

Krugman and Cowen on Fed rates

Economists Tyler Cowen and Paul Krugman both had the same view of Fed rates in 2011 and were both wrong, Cowen writes at his Marginal Revolution blog.


IRS chief: Agency improperly screened groups until last month

The new acting chief of the Internal Revenue Service said the agency had still been improperly screening groups seeking tax-exempt status until May, The Hill's Bernie Becker reports.

Leahy offers bill to sunset FISA provisions

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and a number of other senators offered new legislation to end a number of secret government surveillance programs. The Hill's Pete Kasperowicz has more.