- Beretta leaves Maryland over gun laws, heads for Tennessee
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- Top federal judge uses pizza to explain complex Obamacare situation
- Obama, Biden overhaul job training programs
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- ISIL now forcing Iraqi shopkeepers to veil mannequins in Mosul
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Thank you for the recent article "Lawmakers have not tightened travel belts, fly in the face of budget rhetoric" (Web, Sept. 18). The issues surrounding congressional travel costs are important, and the American people should be aware of the amount of taxpayer money that is used to facilitate overseas trips for members of the House and Senate.
A Maryland man with business ties to a prolific political donor at the center of a widespread D.C. campaign finance investigation was charged Thursday with making a straw donation in a House of Representatives race.
For President Obama, this is the summer of his discontent. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, a reliable supporter of the president, has had enough. He recently said: "In Watergate, Sen. [Howard] Baker said it all; everybody uses this: 'What did he know, and when did he know it?'"
News organizations are convinced that the Obama administration trampled on freedom of the press when the Justice Department seized Associated Press phone records in pursuit of a government source who leaked details of a thwarted terrorist plot last year.
The federal government has a "powerful interest" in a single, uniform definition of marriage, even if it excludes gay unions that are legal in individual states, the lawyer defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act said Wednesday as the Supreme Court concluded two days of landmark arguments on gay marriage.
In one of the most far-reaching gun control proposals in decades, President Obama on Wednesday unveiled plans to ban military-style so-called assault weapons, limit ammunition clips to a maximum of 10 bullets, require universal background checks for all gun purchasers and announced 23 executive actions designed to address gun crime, mental health and school safety.
The latest updates and debate on the 113th Congress covering key issues such as immigration, defense, cybersecurity and taxes along with demographics, historical data and biographies of the newest members of the Senate and House of Representatives.
If some Republicans have their way, the party soon will make history for all the wrong reasons.
In a recent letter to the editor, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, incorrectly wrote that "an anonymous Republican hold" had prevented swift passage of legislation implementing two treaties, one on nuclear and radiological terrorism and another on preventing nuclear proliferation ("Nuclear terrorism bill delay unwarranted," Sept. 20).