No sooner did Air Force One land at Andrews Air Force Base just outside Washington, returning President Obama from his Latin American trip, than did Speaker John Boehner make public a letter to Obama demanding clarification on many aspects of the U.S. intervention in Libya.
Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said he respected the president's role as commander-in-chief. But he took Obama to task in his letter, accusing the president of spending more time consulting foreign allies than he did Congress about the mission.
When Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota signed into law Tuesday one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation, abortion-rights groups were quick to fill reporters' inboxes with statements condemning the measure and promises to file suit.
The silence from nation's largest anti-abortion groups, which you'd normally expect to match every statement, was notable.