Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the Middle East country of Yemen poses a global threat. She arrived in Yemen for an official visit Tuesday. Yemen, on the Arabian peninsula, has seen a surge in al-Qaida activity and internal unrest.
A judge in Arizona has appointed veteran public defender Judy Clarke to represent Jared Loughner in court. Clarke is the former head public defender in San Diego County, Calif. She has a long list of notorious clients, including "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski and Atlantic Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph.
While the people of Tucson try to deal with the tragedy that struck in their town, people who work in the Capitol are reeling as well. Rep. Giffords is well known and well liked by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. And the death of her young staffer has been a blow to other Congressional aides.
Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay was sentenced to three years in prison Monday on charges he conspired to launder campaign donations. Delay was known as "The Hammer" for his tough brand of politics.
If you were in Denver this past weekend it probably wasn't a good time to crack your favorite joke about an economist walking into a bar. That's because 10,000 of them were in the Mile-High City for the annual meeting of the American Economic Association. The buzz was about ethics, and whether economists should adopt a code for their profession.