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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic appeal, wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Congress on Wednesday to enact tougher curbs on guns, saying, "too many children are dying" without them. "The time is now. You must act. Be bold, be courageous,...
WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) last week stood in front of an array of assault weapons to launch her drive for tougher gun laws. But on Wednesday, a pair of Republican senators who oppose Feinstein’s bill had to use photos of...
WASHINGTON – Senators from both parties are expressing enthusiasm for pushing a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. But while immigration politics appears to have changed in the wake of sweeping Republican rejection...
Tags: Thomas R. Carper, Jack Reed, Ron Wyden, Max Baucus, Immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a "no budget, no pay" measure probably would have been stopped in its tracks. But with Congress' approval ratings in the gutter, House lawmakers...
As President Obama’s second term gets underway, there is a growing debate about whether comprehensive immigration reform will remain a priority given the ambitious agenda he has outlined, including the need to address the budget, tax reform, climate...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.WASHINGTON – With the “fiscal cliff” averted despite the failure to solve key budget issues, the 112th Congress will close out its widely criticized term and the 113th Congress will be sworn in Thursday. The outgoing Congress was...
The Hartford CourantOne way to look at your life right now is this: Even if there's somebody at work who gets on your nerves, there's still a strong chance that you get along better with your co-workers than do the people allegedly running this country. I mentioned in...
If a law enforcement agency wants to examine your snail mail or the contents of your computer hard drive, it must obtain a search warrant, which means it must convince a judge that there is probable cause that a crime has been committed. But no warrant is...
Sun-SentinelSept. 18: Envelopes containing letters and granular substances are sent to NBC News in New York and the New York Post. Both are mailed from Trenton, N.J. Sept. 22: Editorial page assistant at New York Post who opens letters to the editor notices...
In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's "Playing With Fire"...
Tags: Jeff Merkley, Jack Reed, Ron Wyden, Dianne Feinstein, Tom Harkin
WASHINGTON — President Obama and a key Senate Democrat said Friday they were willing to consider relaxing federal enforcement of the laws against marijuana for those who possess small amounts of the drug. They were reacting to new voter-approved...
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