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‘I Am Not A Sixth Grader’: Sens. Feinstein, Cruz Spar On 2nd Amendment

‘I Am Not A Sixth Grader’: Sens. Feinstein, Cruz Spar On 2nd Amendment

Earlier yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

China Calls For Rules, U.S. Calls For End Of Cyberattacks

China Calls For Rules, U.S. Calls For End Of Cyberattacks

In separate events, the Chinese and American governments called for standards regarding cyberattacks.

General’s Dismissal Of Sex Assault Conviction Sparks Anger, Review Of System

General’s Dismissal Of Sex Assault Conviction Sparks Anger, Review Of System

An Air Force general’s decision to dismiss the charges against a lieutenant colonel who was convicted of sexual assault has outraged many members of Congress and led new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to say he’s ordered a review of the case.

Today: First Key Votes On Gun Laws Since Newtown Shootings

Today: First Key Votes On Gun Laws Since Newtown Shootings

The most aggressive attempts to change federal gun law since 1994, when Congress passed a ban on assault-style weapons, come up for key votes today.

Obama Taps Nominees For EPA, Budget Office And Energy Department

Obama Taps Nominees For EPA, Budget Office And Energy Department

President Obama on Monday morning nominated Gina McCarthy, Ernest Moniz and Sylvia Matthews Burwell.

U.S. To Give Syrian Opposition $60 Million More In Non-Lethal Aid, Kerry Says

U.S. To Give Syrian Opposition $60 Million More In Non-Lethal Aid, Kerry Says

The Obama administration will ask Congress for an additional $60 million in aid to help the Syrian opposition council provide basic goods and services in areas under rebel control, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday in Rome.

In Discussion About Internet Privacy, It Comes Down To Expectation Versus Reality

In Discussion About Internet Privacy, It Comes Down To Expectation Versus Reality

Do you expect that your email communications are private? That police, for example, need the OK from a judge before they dig through your email or the GPS data transmitted by your phone?

Caught Their Attention: House Committee Will Hold Hearing On Asteroids

Caught Their Attention: House Committee Will Hold Hearing On Asteroids

The two hulking rocks hurtling toward Earth today seem to have caught Congress’ attention: Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith, a Republican from Texas, is calling for a Congressional hearing on what we can do to protect our planet from asteroids.

Eerie Echoes From The First State Of The Union

Eerie Echoes From The First State Of The Union

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

Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control Strategy

Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control Strategy

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