Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead at a Texas ranch Saturday morning, kicking off a fierce battle over the future of the high court. Here's a look at the influential justice and what his sudden death means for America.
The U.S. Senate narrowly defeated President Obama's nominee to oversee the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division due to Republican and law enforcement objections to the role he played in the defense of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: milk prices running as high as $8 by January.