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Gun control advocates struggle to keep focus on issue

Gun control advocates struggle to keep focus on issue

Gun control forces are targeting Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Max Baucus and others as they struggle to persuade five senators to switch their votes and revive the rejected effort to expand…

Internet sales tax bill a tough sell in the House

Internet sales tax bill a tough sell in the House

Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet. The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday…

Obama’s golf outreach turns into Senatorial hole-in-one

Obama’s golf outreach turns into Senatorial hole-in-one

So much for overshadowing your rivals, Mr. President. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss didn’t seem fazed by a rare congressional invitation to golf with President Barack Obama Monday, sinking a hole-in-one…

Fat chance? Christie tried surgery to lose weight

Fat chance? Christie tried surgery to lose weight

Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent gastric band surgery in February to try to lose weight at the urging of his family. The father of four agreed to the surgery, in…

The days of tax free Internet shopping may soon end

The days of tax free Internet shopping may soon end

Attention online shoppers: The days of tax-free shopping on the Internet may soon end for many of you. The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would…

Yegads! Republicans want to mess with overtime pay!

Yegads! Republicans want to mess with overtime pay!

It seems like a simple proposition: give employees who work more than 40 hours a week the option of taking paid time off instead of overtime pay. The choice already…

The war over gun control will get worse

The war over gun control will get worse

National Rifle Association leaders told members Saturday that the fight against gun control legislation is far from over, with battles yet to come in Congress and next year’s midterm elections,…

Why the American economy stays in the crapper

Why the American economy stays in the crapper

The American economy and job market are moving in the right direction, just not very quickly. The news Friday that U.S. employers added a solid 165,000 jobs in April and…

NRA set to install another loudmouth president

NRA set to install another loudmouth president

  The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a long history with the powerful gun rights lobby and a penchant for bold statements that are sure to inflame…

NRA, confident after victory in Congress, opens convention

NRA, confident after victory in Congress, opens convention

Fresh off a huge victory over President Barack Obama on gun control, the message from the National Rifle Association is clear: The fight has just begun. The powerful gun rights…