What were the issues George Washington raised in the State of the Union address 223 years ago? Some of the same ones you’re likely to hear from President Obama on Tuesday night.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Gun control historically has been one of the most divisive issues in Congress, between the parties and even inside the Democratic coalition. Yet some in President Obama’s own party say he has put together a gun agenda that is sweeping without being too painful for most Democrats to support.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
You’ve heard of the war on women, the war on religion, and more recently even the war on the Second Amendment. Washington is full of so-called wars. But a war on Wi-Fi?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Tuesday may be one of the few to call for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Some worry that the House hearing signals Republicans’ continued opposition to compromise.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month’s mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
When Congress first wrote the bill 20 years ago, it required a check up every few years. But the Congress that just wound down failed to agree on another round of the legislation.
Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine, who cruised to victory last week running as an independent, said Wednesday that he will caucus with Senate Democrats, giving them in effect a 55-45 seat advantage next year.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate. But advocates say the fact that her sexual orientation wasn’t part of the campaign is the real signal of change.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
When the 113th Congress convenes in January, New Hampshire will have the first-in-the-nation all-female congressional delegation (as well as a female governor). And each of these women started her political career while raising young kids. That got NPR intern Elizabeth Brown thinking about her childhood in the Granite State.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Mitt Romney’s White House run raised the profile of his Mormon faith, and made many fellow Mormons hope that misunderstandings of their faith could be dispelled. And, of course, there was pride in seeing one of their own come so close to the White House. Those hopes were dashed with his loss Tuesday.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us