Rep. Raul Labrador

[WATCH] Rep. Labrador schools MSNBC panelist on immigration reform

If there’s one thing MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner panel learned today, it’s not to mess with Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho).

8 courses every young conservative should take in college

Pencil

Becoming a young conservative activist doesn’t just happen because you serve on the leadership board of a political organization at your school or had a Hill internship that one summer. It also comes from studying hard and preparing yourself in the classroom to be the best possible activist you can be after graduation.

Texas Rep. introduces bill to stop schools from punishing kids for playing with imaginary weapons

Rep. Steve Stockman

Enough is enough for Texas Rep. Steve Stockman when it comes to punishing children who play with imaginary weapons at recess.

Seeing Opening, House G.O.P. Pushes Delay on Individual Mandate in Health Law

Obamacare protest

THE NEW YORK TIMES - House Republican leaders on Tuesday seized on the Obama administration’s one-year delay of a mandate for larger employers to offer health insurance or face penalties, demanding the same postponement for the mandate on individual insurance purchases and promising a series of showdowns aimed at dividing Democrats from the White House.

Read more at The New York Times.

Michelle Kwan, Sam Kass kick off summer reading program

Michelle Kwan Arne Duncan Let's Read

When it came to figure skating, Olympic silver medalist Michelle Kwan dreamed big. But what about her Washington career? She’s currently at the State Department, while working with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and the Special Olympics, too. Would she ever want to be secretary of state?

Minn. town selects 4-year-old to serve as its mayor

Bobby Tufts

Just because he hasn’t yet finished kindergarten doesn’t meant Robert “Bobby” Tufts can’t run an entire town.

George Lucas, always a welcome force in Washington

George Lucas

“Star Wars” director George Lucas was among those being awarded the 2012 National Medal of Arts at the White House Wednesday.

Tsarnaev pleads not guilty

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Boston Marathon bomber

USA TODAY – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 30 counts of using a weapon of mass destruction stemming from the Boston Marathon bombing.

Read more at USA TODAY.