Lobby Blitz: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's attempt to rein in derivatives - one of the world's most secretive and profitable financial products - has fallen short of the vision that Chairman Gary Gensler promoted four years ago. Bloomberg details how the CFTC was subject to "one of the largest sustained lobbying attacks on a single Washington agency."
Suicide: Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was found hanged in his Ohio prison cell late on Tuesday, Reuters reports. He was sentenced to life in prison for the kidnapping, rape and beatings of three women he held for years.
House Hearings: Obama administration officials face a tougher examination of plans for military intervention in Syria, squaring off today against tea party Republicans and other skeptical House members, the Associated Press reports.
Baby Veronica: A man who has been fighting for permanent custody of his daughter under Native American tribal law can continue to raise her for the moment in Oklahoma, a new twist in a high-profile legal case already decided by the Supreme Court, CNN reports.
From Sharks to Trolls: Patent trolls aren’t new - in the 19th century, they were called “patent sharks” and they went after farmers for infringing patents on barbed wire and sliding gates. But lately, patent trolls have become a hot-button issue, the Washington Post reports.
Signature Issue: The Bush family is quietly but forcefully gearing up for another, still-developing debate: The fight on Capitol Hill over a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, a deeply personal issue for the family, The New York Times reports.