A roundup of the most important political stories of the day.
The President has faced increasing pressure to use the power of his pen to help stem the high number of deportations.
Sara West asks: What would cause a parent to do such a seemingly unnatural thing as kill a child?
And is it fair to pit grandmotherly desires against political ambition?
(The last paragraph of this April 16 story has been corrected to say Chuck Hagel is U.S. Defense Secretary)