- After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights' grip on Congress Updated: Jun-24-16 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON - How has the Orlando shooting slaughter affected the politics of gun control in Congress? A bipartisan House measure barring firearms sales to some suspected terrorists nicely captures the mix of new and familiar forces in play.
- Congress stalemated on guns despite shooting, filibuster Updated: Jun-16-16 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The slaughter in Florida and an attention-grabbing filibuster in the Senate did little to break the election-year stalemate in Congress over guns Thursday, with both sides unwilling to budge and Republicans standing firm against any new legislation opposed by the National Rifle Association.
- Hillary Clinton wins DC primary, as she meets with Sanders Updated: Jun-15-16 2:02 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton brought a close to the presidential primary season with a win Tuesday in the nation's capital and a meeting with dispatched rival Bernie Sanders, hoping to set a tone of Democratic unity heading into next month's party convention in Philadelphia.
- Some on terror list can buy guns, and Dems try to capitalize Updated: Jun-14-16 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Omar Mateen, investigated twice by the FBI, was on the government's terrorist watch list for 10 months before being removed. Yet even had he remained on that listing, it wouldn't have stopped him from buying the firearms he used in Sunday's Orlando shooting rampage.
- Dems seek Senate vote on barring guns for terror suspects Updated: Jun-13-16 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON - Democrats will try forcing a Senate vote on a proposal making it harder for suspected terrorists and people on government terror watch lists to buy guns and explosives, they said Monday as Congress moved toward a possible partisan fight following the weekend's mass shooting in Orlando.
- 'Hamilton' takes 11 Tony Awards, falls short of tying record Updated: Jun-13-16 12:05 am
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- Senator: Struggling colleges should warn students earlier Updated: Jun-12-16 11:02 am
NEW YORK - A U.S. senator says federal education officials should be forcing colleges that are struggling to stay afloat to notify students the schools are on the brink of closure as soon as they realize they are in dire financial straits.
- Sen. Schumer: Phone companies should offer robocall blocking Updated: Jun-05-16 9:15 am
NEW YORK - Sen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation that would require phone companies to offer a free service that would block robocalls from bill collectors, politicians and other sources.
- NPR ombudsman has issues with funding by pro-Iran deal group Updated: May-31-16 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON - National Public Radio should consider avoiding grants such as one the Ploughshares Fund provided for coverage of the Iran nuclear agreement and related issues, the radio network's ombudsman said. The White House recently identified Ploughshares as a group that helped sell the multinational deal to a skeptical public.