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White House: Evidence Syria Used Chemical Weapons

White House: Evidence Syria Used Chemical Weapons

A White House official reiterated much of what was in the letter sent to Capitol Hill, but added that “all options were on the table in terms of our response.” The official said that reports of the use of chemical weapons in Aleppo in March was one of the incidents being examined.

Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales

Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales

A bipartisan compromise that would have expanded federal background checks for firearms purchases has been rejected by the Senate.

Obama: ‘All Americans Stand With The People Of Boston’

Obama: ‘All Americans Stand With The People Of Boston’

During a short statement to the country, President Obama promised to find out who perpetrated a bombing attack at the Boston Marathon this afternoon.

Mine Safety Reform Stalled Three Years After Deadly Blast

Mine Safety Reform Stalled Three Years After Deadly Blast

Another 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.

‘Historic’ Gun Bill To Become Law In Connecticut

‘Historic’ Gun Bill To Become Law In Connecticut

Legislators in Connecticut, where 20 children and six educators were killed four months ago in one of the worst mass shootings in the nation’s history, approved legislation early Thursday that puts extensive restrictions on the sale of weapons, ammunition and ammunition magazines in the state.

U.S. Spent $3.7 Million On Former Presidents In 2012

U.S. Spent $3.7 Million On Former Presidents In 2012

The United States spent nearly $4 million on the the pensions, travel, office space, staff of former presidents.

Court Says CIA Can’t Have It Both Ways on Drones

Court Says CIA Can’t Have It Both Ways on Drones

A federal appeals court has rejected an effort by the CIA to deny it has any documents about a U.S. drone program that has killed terrorists overseas, ruling that the agency is stretching the law too far and asking judges “to give their imprimatur to a fiction of deniability that no reasonable person would regard as plausible.”

ICE Now Admits It Released More Than 2,000 Undocumented Immigrants Due To Budget

ICE Now Admits It Released More Than 2,000 Undocumented Immigrants Due To Budget

Backpedaling, the Obama administration is now admitting that it released more than 2,000 undocumented immigrants from immigration jails because of budget contraints prompted by the sequester.

Labor Relations Board Will Take Recess Appointment Decision To Supreme Court

Labor Relations Board Will Take Recess Appointment Decision To Supreme Court

The National Labor Relations Board says it will ask the Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that invalidated three of President Obama’s recess appointments, casting a legal cloud over more than 1,000 board actions over the past year.

Update: Senate Committee Approves Expanding Background Checks For Gun Sales

Update: Senate Committee Approves Expanding Background Checks For Gun Sales

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday is set to approve expanded federal background checks for gun buyers, moving the measure to the full Senate, where it could come up for a vote next month before going to the GOP-controlled House.