'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Rep. James Lankford, Oklahoma Republican, said Tuesday morning that the state has actually had fewer tornadoes this spring than in recent years and that it had been a relatively quiet season up until the last few days.
President Obama has pleaded ignorance and said he knew nothing about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups during the 2012 election season until news reports surfaced last Friday.
Journalists of all stripes — along with politicians, analysts and scores of others — are hammering the Obama administration for its admitted collection of Associated Press telephone records.
Sen. Tom Coburn says that it is just a matter of time before the Senate passes the proposal it rejected this week that would allow gun owners to carry their weapons on federal lands managed by the Army Corps of Engineers in states where carrying weapons is legal already.
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" panel questioned conservatives' motives behind going after the Obama administration so fervently, following the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" panel weighed in on the National Rifle Association's executive vice president Wayne LaPierre's speech at the NRA convention over the weekend, with contributor Mike Barnicle going as far as saying the chief is capable of "inciting a riot."
Sen. Pat Toomey, one of the main architects of the failed Senate legislation to expand gun background checks, blamed misinformation for helping sink the bill.
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis called the cooperation and coordination between his department, state police and the FBI in pursuing the Boston bombing suspects "flawless."
Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat and one of the co-sponsors of a measure to expand gun-purchase background checks to sales online and at gun shows, said that proponents do not have the votes to pass it Wednesday.
The Obama administration's all-out push for the Senate to move forward on gun control this week included a rare foray into the legislative arena by first lady Michelle Obama, who urged senators in an emotional plea not to filibuster the proposals.
With a deal on gun background checks finally done, Sens. Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin have another difficult task ahead: selling the American people and their colleagues in Congress on the specifics.
He's skeptical about whether President Obama's budget truly will tackle runaway spending, but the House Republicans' budget point man believes the White House has taken a small step forward on the sticky issue of Social Security.
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough stood firm against GOP members' vow to filibuster gun control legislation, saying they are basically putting "rapists' rights over parents' rights" to keep their children safe.
Fresh off his victory in the GOP's congressional runoff, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Wednesday that the one thing that people know about Democrat nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch — his top rival for the 1st District seat — is that she is the sister of a "well regarded" comedian.
Sen. Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania says the Connecticut school shootings in December caused a significant change in his position on gun laws and now favors limits on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.