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  • Sen. Feinstein's 'assault weapons' ban not nearly as effective as she claims: Report

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein's, D-Calif., most famous piece of legislation, a ban on so-called "assault weapons," was far less effective than she and the gun control crowd claims it was, according to a report released this week by the nonprofit ProPublica.

  • Michigan loses seniority, but not clout

    No congressional delegation will lose as much seniority and clout next year than Michigan. Of its four members who are retiring, three are chairmen of powerful committees. The fourth is the longest serving current member of Congress.

  • New Hampshire Republican Party adds 'personhood' to official platform

    The platform now states: "Support the unborn child's fundamental right to life and establish that, in NH law, personhood begins at conception."

  • Boxer blasts Goodell for NFL's handling of domestic violence

    Sen. Barbara Boxer has appealed directly to the NFL's new government affairs liaison to root out domestic violence among players after chastising league Commissioner Roger Goodell for not doing enough to address the problem.

  • Millions pour into Iowa U.S. Senate race as candidates remain tied

    WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Despite the millions of dollars being spent to persuade voters, the latest poll shows U.S. Rep. and Senate-candidate Bruce Braley still tied with his Republican rival, state Sen. Joni Ernst, a tea party favorite. A Friday Rasmussen Reports poll showed the...

  • The death of the republic part II: Knowledge of Congress edition

    A disturbingly large number of Americans are unable to state which political party controls the U.S. House of Representatives and which party controls the U.S. Senate, according to a new Gallup report.

  • Gillibrand's weight critic revealed

    For days, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has refused to reveal which male colleague called her "chubby," an anecdote she's used to demonstrate problems facing female politicians.

  • GOP pushes voters to the polls via Facebook app

    By using the "Voter to Voter" Facebook app, GOP voters pledge their support in the November elections, and then are prompted to challenge three other friends to do the same -- much like the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge."

  • The other candidate in Michigan's Senate race lays low

    Gary Peters is no wallflower, but in the race for Michigan's open Senate seat, he's clearly been overshadowed by his colorful Republican opponent.

  • Republicans must act with urgency if party captures Senate

    In an otherwise solid address at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, disappointed on two key fronts.

  • Senators look to lame-duck session to pass Internet sales tax bill

    Top Senate lawmakers think they have found a way to allow states and local governments to tax Internet purchases: Link online sales taxes to separate legislation prohibiting Internet access taxes, then pass it in the post-election "lame duck" session of Congress.

  • Senate GOP charts agenda for the majority

    Republican leaders are promising a complete makeover of the Senate chamber that goes beyond changes in legislative priorities, according to knowledgeable GOP sources.

  • Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago. The...

  • Senate passes Syria resolution, clearing it for Obama's signature

    The Senate on Thursday passed a government funding measure that includes a provision authorizing President Obama to equip and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.

  • Boxer indicates big decision to come next year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — California Sen. Barbara Boxer indicated Thursday that she will announce early next year whether she will seek a fifth term. Boxer, 73, said she loves her job and sees no roadblocks to returning to the Senate if she decides to run again. California has several high-profile...



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