Judges ask tough questions on Arizona immigration law

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. judges considering whether to let Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants take effect asked attorneys tough questions on Monday about the constitutionality of the law and whether federal authority prevents the state from taking action. Read the full story from Reuters

Republicans set to win House, gain in Senate: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans unhappy with the economy are poised to hand control of the House of Representatives to Republicans in Tuesday elections that are shaping up as a rebuke of President Barack Obama, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Monday. Read the full story from Reuters

Pentagon says Navy ships meeting likely this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. defense officials will meet soon, possibly this week, to review the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship program for a new class of warships that operate close to shore, a spokeswoman said. Read the full story from Reuters

Court keeps military ban on gays during appeal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay troops to remain in place while the Obama administration challenges a lower-court opinion declaring the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law unconstitutional. Read the full story from Reuters

Utah Election 2010

Utah’s electoral season started off with a bang as Bob Bennett, the presumed Republican nominee was ousted in the primary by Mike Lee. Read the full story from The Washington Post”

Bill Barol: Ted Sorensen, behind the scenes

I never met Ted Sorensen, who was an all-purpose Kennedy insider but most celebrated for being JFK’s principal speechwriter. But one had a sense that with Sorensen — unlike a later generation of political aides who cultivated public selves to feed the 24-hour news cycle — what you saw was pretty much what you got: […]