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Senate Approves Online Sales Tax Bill

Senate Approves Online Sales Tax BillThe Senate has passed the Marketplace Fairness Act by a vote of 69 to 27, the measure would end tax-free shopping for online purchases.

On-The-Job Deaths Continue At Steady, Grim Pace

On-The-Job Deaths Continue At Steady, Grim PaceDying on the job continues at a steady pace according to the latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Mine Safety Reform Stalled Three Years After Deadly Blast

Mine Safety Reform Stalled Three Years After Deadly BlastAnother year passes without the mine safety reform promised by members of Congress and President Obama in the wake of the worst mine disaster in this country in 40 years.

Once Again, Polls Show Attitudes Toward Guns Returning To Pre-shooting Levels

Once Again, Polls Show Attitudes Toward Guns Returning To Pre-shooting LevelsWith the Senate soon to vote on initiatives including expanded background checks of gun purchasers and increased penalties for gun trafficking, a scan through data from polls about gun laws underscores how attitudes for the most part seem to be close to pre-Newtown levels.

President’s Pen Establishes New National Monuments

President’s Pen Establishes New National MonumentsPresident Obama on Monday designated five new national monuments, including one in Maryland dedicated to anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman and another setting aside Washington state's San Juan Islands.

Saturday Mail Delivery: Safe For Now?

Saturday Mail Delivery: Safe For Now?Does the budget bill passed by Congress this week derail the United States Postal Service (USPS) plan to end Saturday delivery of first class mail?

House Ethics Committee investigating Don Young

House Ethics Committee investigating Don YoungThe U.S. House Ethics Committee has unanimously voted to create a subcommittee to investigate whether Congressman Don Young violated official code of conduct.

‘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 AmendmentEarlier 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 CyberattacksIn 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 SystemAn 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.