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Congress Has A List Of Deadlines, Is Checking It Twice

Congress returns this week for a pivotal work period with multiple deadlines, a busy schedule for an institution that tends to wait until the very minute to get things done.

December 1, 2015

Join A Terrorist Group, Lose Your Citizenship

Governments around the world seeking to strengthen their defenses against terrorism are threatening to revoke the citizenship of those joining the Islamic State or other militant groups training in the Middle East for global jihad.

November 30, 2015
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LA, On Cusp Of Controversial Quake Retrofit, May Want To Follow SF’s Blueprint

Los Angeles’ law would require as many as 13,500 quake-vulnerable wood-frame apartments to be strengthened, compared to 5,000 in San Francisco.

October 7, 2015

Push Is On For Mandatory Kindergarten In California

Kindergarten is what first grade used to be.

August 31, 2015
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Conservatives: Charleston Shooting Is About Anything But Race

Law enforcement officials are calling it a hate crime. So why is it that some conservatives — including two running for president — have such a hard time using that phrase?

June 18, 2015
Photo: The University of Texas at Austin might be a tobacco-free campus, but if a new law is passed by the state legislature, it won't be a gun-free one. ctj71081 via Flickr

Texas House Passes Measure To Allow Concealed Handguns On College Campuses

Texas moved closer to allowing concealed handguns in classrooms and other areas on public and private college campuses late Tuesday night, as House members gave tentative approval just minutes before the midnight deadline.

May 27, 2015

113th Congress Just Barely Avoids Distinction Of Least Productive In History

The outgoing Congress will have to settle for “bad” instead of “worst.”

December 18, 2014

Former Georgia Gov. Sanders Dies

By Mark Davis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS) Former Georgia Governor Carl E. Sanders, Sr., a statesman, businessman and philanthropist, champion of education and better government, died Sunday. He was 89. As a young man, Sanders gave up his role as a quarterback at UGA to go off to fight a war, now nearly 70 years […]

November 17, 2014

Competing Sides Gear Up As Obama Pledges Action On Immigration

A band of Central Florida groups will support Obama’s push for executive action on immigration.

November 17, 2014

As Congress Returns To Work, Politics Is High On The Agenda

By William Douglas, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Congress returned Monday for a two-week session with a schedule that’s short on substantive action and long on political theater ahead of November’s midterm elections. Rather than go out in a blaze of legislative accomplishment before the Nov. 4 elections, members of the House of Representatives and […]

September 8, 2014

Democrats, Republicans In Congress Deadlocked On Border Crisis

By Lisa Mascaro and Kate Linthicum, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Failing to agree on how to handle the crush of children on the Southwestern border, Congress has stalemated amid a fresh round of political brinkmanship that is likely to prolong the crisis and increase federal costs involved. Rather than compromise over the White House’s […]

July 24, 2014

Newt Gingrich — Still Running — Outlines New Contract With America

Newt Gingrich seized the Speaker’s gavel of the House in 1995 after touting a “Contract with America” across the country in 1994. Running for president this year, he saw his campaign implode over the summer when most of his advisors and consultants jumped ship — many went to Rick Perry’s nascent campaign. But despite those […]

September 28, 2011

Have We Learned Anything From The BP Oil Spill?

Following the first news of the BP oil spill in April 2010, the public sense of outrage and frustration spread as quickly as the 200 million gallons of crude oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. But more than a year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Congress has not passed any legislation […]

September 15, 2011

Dem. Congressmen: Get Rid Of Debt Ceiling

Democratic Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Hank Johnson (D-GA), and Jim Moran (D-VA) introduced legislation today that would eliminate the federal debt ceiling. A spokesman for Nadler said that the heated negotiations to raise the debt ceiling in August — which resulted in Standard & Poor’s downgrading the United States’ credit rating for the first time […]

September 14, 2011