Loughner Defense: Because the insanity argument is now seldom successful, legal experts said, lawyers for Jared Loughner will more likely use any mental health problems they find to stave off the death penalty, if he should go to trial and be convicted, according to The New York Times.
Let's Cooperate: As the U.S. government cracks down on insider trading at hedge funds, technology companies and expert-networking firms, more than a dozen traders, lawyers and executives have turned on friends and associates in bids for leniency, Bloomberg reports.
EPA's Chilly Climate: Republicans have made unraveling the Obama administration’s climate rules one of their top priorities this year, and with the GOP-led House expected to easily pass a measure to handcuff EPA’s authority, the rules’ fate may be determined by how hard the agency’s champions in the Senate will fight, according to Politico.
More Popular: President Barack Obama is getting a bump in his approval ratings from an improving U.S. economy but Americans want him to focus on reducing U.S. debt and spending, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed today.
School Integration: Pledging to "say no to the social engineers!" North Carolina’s Wake County School District has abolished the policy behind one of the nation's most celebrated integration efforts, the Washington Post reports.