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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Mike Thompson
The government shutdown has placed thousands of federal workers on unpaid leave, but money is flowing to one group: Congress.
A bipartisan duo in the House said Wednesday they're not giving up on efforts to expand background checks for gun purchasers and pushed back against those who claim their proposal will lead to a national gun registry.
Four months after the Sandy Hook school shooting, a task force set up by the National Rifle Association issued a school safety report Tuesday that calls for more trained and armed personnel on school grounds, arguing the faster someone responds with a gun during an attack, the more lives can be saved.
President Obama's rallying cries in his State of the Union address for Congress to vote on his gun-control measures prodded his fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill into fighting mode, with one prominent party member warning House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday not to "hide from the American people" on the issue.
After conducting their own independent review of gun violence, House Democrats on Thursday outlined new gun-control proposals very similar to the White House plan: Broader background checks and bans on military-style semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who has been President Obama's point man on gun control over the past month, headed about 100 miles south on Friday with cabinet officials and lawmakers to discuss the administration's efforts on the issue.
A 27-year-old Florida man who served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. Marine Corps is back on American soil after four months spent in a Mexican jail cell.
Mike Thompson learned a lot the day he should have been in his 10th-grade class at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing to eliminate two state agencies and combine seven others as part of his 2012 government-reform agenda - an impressive-looking plan but one that will save the state about $4 million from an $80 billion biennial budget.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is calling for Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds to apologize for a slur that appeared to be directed at Sean Avery of the New York Rangers.
Firefighters worked through the night and into Tuesday hoping to put out spot fires erupting ahead of a wildfire in the mountains above the northern New Mexico town that is home to a government nuclear laboratory.
Fred Couples is a couple of decades older since finishing second in the last major tournament at Shoal Creek, and he has the aching back to prove it.
"Working on solving the shutdown takes priority," Thompson communications director Austin Vevurka told The Washington Times.
"It is a pro-Second Amendment, pro-gun violence prevention bill that requires background checks if you buy a gun at a gun show or through an advertised sale," Mr. Thompson said.