Many conservatives see the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. as clear evidence that border protection is failing. They argue that before the immigration system can be reformed, the border needs to be secured.
Take Two's ticket to all the latest political news coming out of downtown Los Angeles. This week, KPCC's political team of Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton talk about the leading candidates for mayor and the upcoming mayoral debates.
It's a landmark moment for women in the military. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday is expected to formally announce that he's lifting the ban on women in combat. The move will open up hundreds of thousands more front-line jobs to women, and allow female soldiers already on the front lines to receive recognition for their service.
The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut has opened a new national dialogue about guns and gun violence. In some communities people are trying to push the idea that gun violence is a public health emergency.