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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.

Today: First Key Votes On Gun Laws Since Newtown Shootings

Today: First Key Votes On Gun Laws Since Newtown ShootingsThe 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 DepartmentPresident 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 SaysThe 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.