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Democrats, Republicans, Independents Differ on Issues That Worry Them Most

-Bruce Drake

Republicans say federal spending is their top worry; Democrats name health care; and independents say the overall economy is their top concern.

Survey Rebuts Rep. Peter King's Claims on Radicals and Mosques

-David Gibson

Research shows the more Muslims attend services the more they accept American values, contradicting King's argument for Thursday's hearing

Most Americans Favor Citizenship for U.S.-Born Children of Illegal Immigrants

-Bruce Drake

While the public still favor strong measures to crack down on illegal immigration, a majority oppose proposals to change the Constitution so that children born here to illegal immigrants would not become citizens.

Arizona's Stormy Senate Race: Why the National GOP Is Watching

-Luisita Lopez Torregrosa

The split in Arizona Republicans between traditional conservatives and hardline tea partiers is a deep one. How the party comes together, or doesn't, may be a blueprint for the nation.

Rebellious Arizona -- the Perfect Venue for Next Week's Tea Party Summit

-Suzi Parker

The Tea Party Patriots chose Arizona to host their big shindig as a show of support. Tea Partiers identify with Arizona's anti-government streak on issues ranging from immigration to bills that would nullify federal law there.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Raises Stakes in Immigration Fight With Obama

-Tom Diemer

Brewer is suing the federal government in a counterclaim to the Justice Department's challenge to Arizona's hard-line immigration law. She calls illegal immigration 'by far the number one issue' the state faces.

Arizona Countersues Federal Government Over Immigration

-Christopher Weber

Gov. Jan Brewer said the state is seeking the right to police its border with Mexico. She calls border security 'by far the No. 1 issue' in Arizona.

Four Mysteries That Will Shape the Fate of Centrist Democratic Senators in 2012

-Jill Lawrence

Jim Webb and Kent Conrad are retiring, but five other centrist Democrats are running for reelection to the Senate. Can they possibly win?

Illegal Immigration: Numbers Holding at 11.2 Million Despite Crackdowns

-Politics Daily Staff

High unemployment, a weak recovery and stepped up enforcement efforts apparently have not discouraged people from slipping into the country -- and staying -- without documentation.

Poll: Democrats and Republicans Strongly Favor Alternative Energy Incentives, Tax Overhaul

-Bruce Drake

A Gallup poll asked about eight possible actions that Congress could take in 2011 and the two that got the biggest majorities across party lines were providing incentives to develop alternative energy and revamping the tax code.

Obama's Centrist Tone Hits Right Note; State of the Union Ratings Soar

-Melinda Henneberger

The president's address neither soared nor stumbled, but poll numbers suggest his centrist tone is popular: 81 percent said they now approve of Obama's economic plans.

State of the Union: Obama Calls Investment in Innovation 'Our Sputnik Moment'

-Alex Wagner

'We know what it takes to compete for the jobs and industries of our time,' the president said. 'We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.'

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