- States Move to Restrict Size of Gun Magazines
Democrats seek infusion of new faces
Democratic Party officials believe that Kevin Strouse is exactly the kind of candidate who can help them retake the House next year.
The Senate is more partisan, less collegial — like the House
The world’s greatest deliberative body has started to look a lot like its legislative little brother over the past few years.
Obama avoids war of words with North Korea
President Barack Obama is leaving it to other U.S. officials to respond publicly to North Korea's hostile rhetoric, as his administration balances a display of military resolve against the risk that its actions will escalate tensions with dictator Kim Jong Un.
N. Korea warns embassies to evacuate as tensions rise
North Korea asked Russia and other countries to consider evacuating their diplomats from the capital as tensions mount with its southern neighbor, warning that embassies can't be protected in the event of a conflict.
Millionaires take $80 million in U.S. jobless aid in downturn
The U.S. government paid almost $80 million in unemployment benefits during the worst of the economic downturn to households that made more than $1 million, including a record $29.9 million in 2010, tax records show.
Abortion debate riles Virginia Assembly
The Virginia General Assembly's decision Wednesday to prohibit insurers from offering abortion coverage in federally managed health-insurance exchanges under the federal Affordable Care Act has reopened an emotional debate along familiar partisan divides.
Democrats steer Maryland decidedly left
Benefits for illegal immigrants. Same-sex marriage. Strict regulations on gun purchases.
FAA delays air traffic control tower closings
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday that it will delay until June 15 the closure of 149 air traffic control towers that were slated to be shut down starting Sunday.
5 myths about minimum wage
n February's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama provoked conservatives' ire by proposing an increase in the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9. Especially in a struggling economy, wouldn't a minimum-wage boost increase unemployment and hurt small businesses? And would it even help the working poor? Let's unpack some of the assumptions about the minimum wage that have stuck around since its creation almost eight decades ago.
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