By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Mark McGwire is coming home as hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, lured by the chance to spend more time with his wife and five young children.
Amid withering criticism from media watchdogs, NBC News said Monday that it will conduct an internal probe into how and why an audiotape of George Zimmerman's 911 call was altered to make the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer sound racist.
Utah Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, 77, reported Tuesday that his campaign raised $1.5 million in the final quarter of 2011, another sign that he has no intention of following former Sen. Bob Bennett into forced retirement.
Wisconsin Democrats sought Tuesday to hold the ground they gained in last week's recall elections by fending off Republican attempts to oust two senators who fled the state in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's proposal curbing public employee collective bargaining rights.
The recall elections targeting Wisconsin lawmakers amid the bitter fallout from the state's new collective-bargaining law began in lackluster fashion with a Democratic senator easily keeping his seat. But the other eight races may not be so easy, and the stakes are high.
A Wisconsin state senator will try to defend his seat Tuesday during a recall election that is giving voters the most direct opportunity yet to react to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's plan that stripped most public workers of their collective-bargaining rights.
The Wisconsin elections board ruled Tuesday that three more Republican state senators will have to face recall elections in coming weeks.
Nationals utility man Alex Cora had never been released from a ballclub in 11 years as a major leaguer. Then it happened twice last year, by the New York Mets and Texas Rangers. He spent September watching games, waiting for a call and wondering if he was done.
Hansen said Hatch is not beholden to any particular group other than the residents of Utah.
"He was referring to the possibility that the Obama campaign and friends of Obama will attack the Mormon Church," Mr. Hansen said. "We hope we don't see it, but worry we might."