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Viral Story About Free Wi-Fi Spotlights Mostly Hidden Policy War

Viral Story About Free Wi-Fi Spotlights Mostly Hidden Policy War

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

Critics Question Witness List Ahead Of Immigration Hearing

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

Democrats reintroduce assault weapons ban

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.

Congress fails to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

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.

Maine Independent Angus King To Caucus With Senate Democrats

Maine Independent Angus King To Caucus With Senate Democrats

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

Senate Win In Wis. A ‘Turning Point’ For Gay Rights

Senate Win In Wis. A ‘Turning Point’ For Gay Rights

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

Why Election Day Was Sort Of Like Mother’s Day

Why Election Day Was Sort Of Like Mother’s Day

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

After Romney’s Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have Been

After Romney’s Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have Been

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

Potential Election Day Firsts: Races To Watch

Potential Election Day Firsts: Races To Watch

Tuesday offers a smorgasbord of possible history-making opportunities across the nation — from New Hampshire, which could end up with the nation’s first all-female congressional delegation, to Arizona, which could elect its first Hispanic U.S. senator.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And Pricey

Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And Pricey

California’s 7th Congressional District is the site of one of the most expensive races in the country. After California’s independent redistricting committee redrew the district’s boundaries, the seat has become competitive, and Democrats have put it on their list of seats they think they can take.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us