| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The attempted seduction of Sen. John Cornyn by immigration reformers is akin to my effort to get Neil Patrick Harris, the best emcee ever of any awards show, to sing at my next birthday. No matter how much I offer him, he'll turn me down.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:39 PM
PIERRE — This summer and fall, nine members of the Legislature will oversee a comprehensive review of domestic abuse in South Dakota.
There is a divisive undercurrent that helped lead to the study. That is treatment of same-sex couples...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:50 AM
A bill that deregulates certain types of knives could make it to a vote on the Senate floor this week.
HB33, by Rep. Mark Neuman, regulates knives the same way as firearms. Its practical effect would be to deregulate one-handed hunting and utility...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — An assault weapons ban won't be in the gun-control legislation that Democrats bring to the Senate floor next month, a decision that means the ban's chances of survival now are all but hopeless.
The ban is the most controversial...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a Democratic bill expanding required federal background checks for nearly all gun purchases.
The panel approved the measure by 10-8, supported by all Democrats and opposed by every...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:00 PM
WASHINGTON – Top conservative leaders, along with tea party activists from across the nation, have crafted a letter of opposition to the Senate’s bipartisan immigration overhaul.
The open letter to the Senate, which will be released Tuesday,...
| May 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
WASHINGTON — Not since George Wallace, perhaps, has an Alabamian taken as passionate a stand for a lost cause as the one Jeff Sessions is taking now.
Bipartisan immigration legislation is making its way inexorably through the Senate Judiciary...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:23 PM
The Boston bombings have put a spotlight on student visas.
An alleged accomplice of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was allowed to re-enter the United States although his student visa had expired.
Tuesday, The Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to boost...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Two out of three Floridians support or strongly support the idea that immigration reform should include a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented residents, according to a new poll.
The political activism group Project New America with support from...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 7:13 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In May 2009, then 36-year-old Sterling Heights firefighter Chris Slezak, went to his doctor on a Monday because he felt out of shape and worn out. By that Friday, Slezak, who was active and healthy his entire life, got his...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Some Washington County lawmakers are calling for another look at the state prison system and how the prisons are run after federal charges were filed against 13 female corrections officers, seven inmates and five others with alleged gang ties last week at...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:19 PM
SAN DIEGO — Kathy Gomez estimates that U.S. Border Patrol agents catch 75% of the migrants who try to run through the strawberry fields at her farm near the border with Tijuana. Farther east, Miguel Diaz thinks the number hits 90% at his junkyard...