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Newtown parents want more enforcement of gun laws

Newtown parents want more enforcement of gun laws

Parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws and tougher penalties for violators Monday at a hearing that revealed the divide in…

Claims don’t match facts in Chuck Hagel debate

Claims don’t match facts in Chuck Hagel debate

Republican-leaning groups opposing President Barack Obama’s choice of Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department have let loose a barrage of claims about the former GOP senator. They say he…

Obama set to sign Superstorm Sandy aid bill

Obama set to sign Superstorm Sandy aid bill

President Barack Obama said he’ll sign a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk. Three months after Sandy ravaged coastal…

Feinstein admits assualt weapons ban faces a tough fight

Feinstein admits assualt weapons ban faces a tough fight

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who’s leading the push to restore an assault weapon ban, acknowledged on Sunday that the effort faces tough odds to pass Congress and she blamed the nation’s…

Obama to gun control advocates: Listen to rural voices

Obama to gun control advocates:  Listen to rural voices

President Barack Obama urged gun control advocates to listen to views of rural Americans who use guns for hunting and said bridging a cultural divide in attitudes to gun ownership…

Senators reach deal on immigration reform

Senators reach deal on immigration reform

A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws. The deal, which was to be announced at a…

Obama ways he will miss Hillary Clinton

Obama ways he will miss Hillary Clinton

President Barack Obama lauded Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as one of his closest advisers and said their shared vision for America’s role in the world persuaded his one-time…

Lawyers want Gitmo torture prisons preserved as evidence

Lawyers want Gitmo torture prisons preserved as evidence

Lawyers for five alleged 9/11 conspirators who claim they were tortured in secret CIA prisons have asked a U.S. military judge to order that the prisons be preserved as evidence.…

Thousands march for gun control in Washington

Thousands march for gun control in Washington

Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as “Ban Assault Weapons Now,” joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from…

Paul Ryan to GOP: Be careful which fights you pick with Obama

Paul Ryan to GOP: Be careful which fights you pick with Obama

Rep. Paul Ryan has a message for fellow Republicans: Let’s stick together and carefully pick our fights with President Barack Obama. In a speech Saturday to conservatives, the Wisconsin congressman…