| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:47 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee plans to meet this week to consider three gun-related bills introduced in the first week of the state's legislative session.
Gun purchases and licensing information would...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
Russia's ban on art loans to American museums has lasted more than two years now -- a strange and disruptive boomerang effect of a rancorous legal battle between the Russian government and the Chassidic...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama, in his year-end interview on "Meet the Press" Sunday, was asked what his priorities were for the first year of his second term. He listed four: immigration reform, stabilizing the economy through debt reduction and...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Bork, v., trans., "To defame or vilify (a person) systematically, esp. in the mass media, usually with the aim of preventing his or her appointment to public office; to obstruct or thwart (a person) in this way."
--Oxford English Dictionary in an entry...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Robert H. Bork, the conservative legal champion whose bitter defeat for a Supreme Court seat in 1987 politicized the confirmation process and changed the court's direction for decades, died Wednesday. He was 85.
The former Yale law professor and judge on...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:44 PM
Declaring the time for action overdue, President Barack Obama promised on Wednesday to send Congress broad proposals in January for tightening gun laws and curbing violence after last week’s schoolhouse massacre in Connecticut.
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
A bill that U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller twice introduced to create a World War I memorial in Washington, D.C., no longer bears the name of the late Frank Buckles, the West Virginia veteran who pushed for it.
Nor does the version the Senate was considering...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:34 PM
A year ago, we predicted President Barack Obama would edge Mitt Romney 48-47 with 286 electoral votes, plus we’d get a Democratic Senate and Republican House; the numbers were a bit off, but who’s counting?
So plunging past the fiscal...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of last week's elementary school shooting must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the nation deals with individuals suffering from serious mental illness....
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:42 PM
You remember that serious conversation we were going to have about guns? Here’s how serious it has turned out to be.
Recently, President Barack Obama described himself in an interview with The New Republic as an avid skeet shooter. Conservatives...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Gabrielle Giffords received a Profile in Courage award this weekend at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. The award is fitting, though she is displaying a different kind of courage than was celebrated by the late president in his 1957 best-selling...