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The Washington Times' political blog.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, said Sunday she is going to introduce a bill on the first day of the 113th Congress to ban assault weapons, in the wake of the Friday shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that left 26 dead, including 20 children.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday that in the wake of Friday's school massacre in Connecticut, President Obama should take immediate steps to better enforce the nation's gun laws and lead the effort for new regulations.
Connecticut Sen.-elect Chris Murphy said Sunday the time for delaying talk of gun policy implications of tragedies such as Friday's deadly shootings is over, and he and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said they will be on the floor of the U.S. Senate soon to do just that.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, said Sunday he wished Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, who was shot as she lunged at gunman Adam Lanza, had had access to a rifle on Friday as the deadly shootings were occurring in Newtown, Conn.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut independent, said Sunday the United States should restore a federal ban on assault weapons and also create a national commission on mass violence to examine gun laws, mental health laws, and the link between entertainment and violence in the wake of the deadly shootings in Newtown, Conn., that left 26 victims dead, including 20 children.
President Obama will travel Sunday to Newtown, Conn., the site of the deadly elementary school shooting that took the lives of 20 children, the White House announced Saturday evening.
President Obama, who smoked marijuana often in high school, said recreational pot smoking in states that have legalized the drug isn't a big concern for his administration.
President Obama is reaching across the aisle to fill one of the top administration national-security posts for his second term.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter Thursday to the Environmental Protection Agency demanding to know whether Administrator Lisa Jackson used a secret email address to communicate within the agency.
Two top Democratic leaders in Congress said Thursday that raising the Medicare eligibility age is off the table in ongoing budget talks — and both say the White House has their back on the issue.
The Death Star petition on the White House website has gained enough signatures to merit a response from President Obama's administration.
While there are no negotiations scheduled with congressional leaders on the so-called "fiscal cliff," President Obama is conducting interviews Thursday with four television stations around the country to make his case for higher taxes on top earners.
Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, said Wednesday that the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is 10 times bigger than the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals put together.
The ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee said Wednesday that he is growing increasingly concerned that House Speaker John A. Boehner is waiting to be re-elected to his leadership post next year before agreeing to a "fiscal cliff" deal with President Obama.
House Speaker John A. Boehner told three Republican members who were recently removed from their committees that there was no voting "scorecard" used to determine their assignments, as has been alleged by the congressmen claiming they were booted for bucking leadership on key votes.
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