The 115 cardinals tasked with electing a new pope filed into the Sistine Chapel singing the Litany of Saints, a Gregorian chant imploring the saints to help guide their voting, as conclave began in Rome on Tuesday.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified to Congress last month that the border "has never been stronger." What she doesn't say is that the department no longer measures illegal immigrants who get away -- only those it catches.
House Republicans unveiled an ambitious cost-cutting plan Tuesday that would balance the budget in 10 years, while repealing ObamaCare and overhauling entitlements -- a document Democrats are sure to reject but could be used as a negotiating tool in talks with President Obama.
Monday's measure is the product of bipartisan negotiations and is the legislative vehicle to fund the day-to-day operations of government through Sept. 30 -- and prevent a government shutdown when current funding runs out March 27.