Colorado Senator's Brother Found Dead After Six-Day Search

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_31ca801f97.jpgBill Clark/CQ Roll Call(SUBLETTE COUNTY, Wyo.) -- A search lasting six days for the younger brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall came to a sad ending on Wednesday. The body of James "Randy" Udall was discovered on a Wyoming mountain range, where he had told family he'd be hiking.

Read more...

Snowden Creates Another Conflict Between US, Latin America

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_4a9d259638.jpgAFP PHOTO / PATRICK DOMINGO(NEW YORK) -- Edward Snowden's travels have caused yet another incident between the U.S. and part of Latin America. On Tuesday, while traveling from Moscow to La Paz, Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to make an unplanned landing in Austria after France, Portugal, Italy, and Spain reportedly denied Morales use of their airspace on suspicions that he was smuggling the NSA leaker.

Read more...

Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_3ca1cc7060.jpgJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Implementation of the employer health-care mandate, one of the most vaunted provisions in President Obama’s health care law, will be put off for a full year, the administration said on Tuesday. In passing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats included -- and promoted -- the requirement that companies with 50 or more employees will have to provide health coverage to their employees, or face fines.

Read more...

Many Criticize Voting Rights Ruling

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_863bc45331.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Americans across racial groups are critical of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act, with disapproval of the decision exceeding approval by 15 percentage points among whites as well as by a vast 45-point margin among African-Americans.

Read more...

Reality Check Awaits Immigration Bill in House

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_e453b9cc2b.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(LYNCHBURG, Va.) -- The second act of the immigration debate is starting as a sharp reality check on the first, with House leaders bluntly declaring that they have no intention of being influenced by the Senate. “We shouldn’t feel pressured by the Senate, the president or anyone else,” Rep. Bob Goodlatte told an audience at a town meeting in Lynchburg, Va., Tuesday night.

Read more...