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Details of assault weapons ban bill

1:02 pm Jan. 24, 2013

What follows are the details of a bill introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and other Democrats in the Congress, which would restrict over 150 semi-automatic weapons and place new limits on the size of ammunition magazines. This information, including a list of weapons, was provided by backers of the …

Congress looks ahead to automatic cuts

6:52 am Jan. 24, 2013

As the House on Wednesday approved a GOP plan to move a debt limit deadline to mid-May, the focus was quickly shifting to the next battleground over automatic budget cuts, as some lawmakers predicted that across the board budget cuts would take effect in March. “I do think we will …

GOP pushes more than debt limit increase

10:04 pm Jan. 22, 2013

As the House votes Wednesday on a GOP plan that would extend the nation’s borrowing authority into May, there is much more going on behind the scenes than just simple talk about raising the debt limit, as Republican leaders try to regroup on the budget. “It’s time for us to …

Republicans back away from quick debt limit fight

6:01 pm Jan. 21, 2013

A new plan unveiled on Inauguration Day by House Republicans would postpone any showdown on a debt limit increase until mid-May, a big change for GOP lawmakers who wanted to use the debt limit as a major battle over budget cuts. “To ensure the complete and timely payment of the …

President Obama lays out second term agenda

4:35 pm Jan. 21, 2013

Often an Inaugural Address is more about themes and broad policy matters than specifics, and while President Obama did not go into fine details in his second Inaugural, he certainly did set out some legislative markers for what he wants done in the Congress during his next four years in …

President Obama’s Second Inaugural Address

12:11 pm Jan. 21, 2013

Here is the text of President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address at the U.S. Capitol. The text was provided by the White House. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ January 21, 2013   Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, …

DC ready for second Obama Inauguration

9:59 pm Jan. 20, 2013

Washington, D.C. and the hallways of Congress were alive with a historic spirit on Sunday, as thousands of Americans made their way to the nation’s capital for the second Inaugural of President Barack Obama. “My father keeps calling me every ten minutes, he says he’s looking for us on TV,” …

Saying farewell to Neal Boortz

9:48 pm Jan. 17, 2013

To say Neal Boortz has created a bit of controversy over his many years on the radio may be a bit of an understatement, but as he signs off the air, I can’t let his departure go by without making clear that it certainly has been fun to be part …

Looking back in Congress on guns

9:33 pm Jan. 17, 2013

As the Congress begins to consider President Obama’s plans for new gun controls, it’s important to look back as we try to figure out what will happen in coming weeks and months on these matters. Even the President acknowledged this week that it will not be easy to get any …

President Obama calls for action on guns

9:44 pm Jan. 16, 2013

As President Obama urged Congress to quickly act on his new plans to deal with gun violence, there was little to suggest that lawmakers would drop everything and get cracking on an issue that is clearly the subject of a serious political divide over the Second Amendment. “I thank the …