In an editorial, the New York Times claimed that Republican recalcitrance is forcing the president to make recess appointments.

Sources inside Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's office indicate that he might allow the Second Amendment Preservation Act passed by the state legislature to become law without his signature.

Agents from the Department of Homeland Security posing as national “police” were deployed across the country this week to monitor and intimidate Tea Party activists, who were peacefully protesting the Obama administration and its abuse of the IRS to target conservative groups. The apparently unlawful spying and bullying has drawn outrage from analysts, experts, and commentators from across the political spectrum worried that the federal government is going off the rails.

Connecticut's seven-week-old gun law, passed in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook School in Newtown in December, has been challenged in federal court. 

The editors of Antiwar.com are suing the FBI for access to surveillance files they say the agency has compiled on them and their online magazine.