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NRA says answer is to get ‘homicidal maniacs” off streets

NRA says answer is to get ‘homicidal maniacs” off streets

Greater efforts are needed to identify and lock up mentally ill people who are dangerous, a top National Rifle Association official responding to the recent Washington Navy Yard shootings said Sunday. The nation’s mental health system is “in complete breakdown,” resulting in not enough of the mentally ill being committed to psychiatric hospitals, National Rifle […]

At Navy Yard service, Obama rails against gun violence

At Navy Yard service, Obama rails against gun violence

President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea on Sunday for Americans to overcome their “creeping resignation” about gun violence and demand tougher gun laws following the country’s latest mass shooting. “I’m here today to say there’s nothing routine about this tragedy. There’s nothing routine about your loss,” Obama told families at a memorial service for […]

Hillary Clinton pondering pros and cons of expected White House run

Hillary Clinton pondering pros and cons of expected White House run

Hillary Clinton acknowledges that she is wrestling with whether to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, well aware of the “political and governmental challenges” she would face if she wins. The former U.S. secretary of state and first lady said in an interview with New York magazine that has not decided if she will […]

Issa plans Libya trip as part of probe into Obama’s actions

Issa plans Libya trip as part of probe into Obama’s actions

Republican Representative Darrell Issa, a leader of the congressional charge to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi attacks, is scheduled to travel to Libya next week as part of the probe, according to documents made public on Friday. An itinerary for the trip said Issa was leaving on Sunday for a trip to […]

GOP government shutdown tactics split presidential contenders

Sen. Ted Cruz says he will fight “with every breath” to stop the health care overhaul, even if it means shutting down segments of the federal government. That approach, warns former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, is “quite dicey” politically for Republicans. A clear divide over President Barack Obama’s health care law separates the emerging field […]

Republicans approve killing Obamacare as part of move to avoid government shutdown

Republicans approve killing Obamacare as part of move to avoid government shutdown

Charting a collision course with the White House, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday to wipe out the three-year-old health care law that President Barack Obama has vowed to preserve — and simultaneously prevent a partial government shutdown that neither party claims to want. “The American people don’t want the government shut down, and they […]

Obama regroups for showdowns on budgets, debt and health care

Obama regroups for showdowns on budgets, debt and health care

Locked in a tug of war with lawmakers over spending and borrowing, President Barack Obama is pressing his case in America’s heartland that Congress mustn’t jeopardize fragile economic progress with threats of a government shutdown. A recently expanded auto plant near Kansas City, Mo., is the venue for Obama to argue Friday that the U.S. […]