Despite failing to enact significant gun control measures when they still had a majority in the Senate, ranking Democrats are again pushing for new restrictions on the 2nd Amendment. The latest proposal from Democrats on the Hill is a familiar foe of firearms enthusiasts: a ban on so-called high capacity magazines.
Two House lawmakers have introduced a bill urging Congress to investigate ways for lawmakers to vote and attend committee meetings virtually when they aren’t in Washington.
A survey of leading academics in international relations fields ranks current Secretary of State John Kerry as the least effective top diplomat the nation has seen in the past 50 years.
Sen. Rand Paul’s effort to carry his father’s torch in calling for an audit of the Federal Reserve has a better chance of success in Congress this year than ever before. And, predictably, critics of the plan are beginning to shriek wildly about how Paul’s version of monetary transparency could drive the nation to economic ruin.
Nearly 7 in 10 U.S. journalists believe they may have been spied on by the U.S. government. More say that simply being in the newsgathering business is probably enough to increase the chances that intelligence agents will dig through an individual’s calls and emails.
If government snoops wanted to read a letter you retrieved yesterday from your mailbox, they’d need to show you a warrant. But if you have emails that’ve been sitting in your email inbox for more than 180 days, an investigator could be reading them right now. A bipartisan duo of House lawmakers is trying to change that.
A new report from the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tax Foundation indicates only France’s 36 percent corporate tax rate is higher than the 35.3 percent tax U.S. companies pay. The report compared U.S. corporate taxes to those of 94 other countries.
Police officers in Groveland, Florida, are under investigation for forcing an 11-year-old girl to the floor at gunpoint in her bedroom as they responded to a burglar alarm at the child’s residence last week.
Seventy-seven percent of Americans between 18 and 34 can’t name one of their home state’s senators, and a majority say they will support Hillary Clinton in 2016.
As the U.S. Postal Service continues to try to remain relevant by looking for new ways to get Americans to actually use any of its services, a new audit out from USPS’s Office of the Inspector General offers some bad — if not so surprising — news for the agency: Americans think it’s failing to deliver on customer service.
President Barack Obama unveiled a new budget proposal Monday that would raise $1.44 trillion in new taxes that he says will mostly affect the wealthiest Americans. The budget includes a proposal to hike the nation’s capital gains tax to 28 percent for the top 1 percent of U.S. taxpayers.
President Barack Obama added new fuel to the national debate over vaccines this week, urging all Americans to get vaccinated during an appearance on NBC’s “Today Show.”
Just after Former CBS reporter Sheryl Attkisson slammed the Obama administration’s anti-1st Amendment tactics at a Senate hearing Thursday, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General charged that her claim that she’d been spied on by government agents is false. According to the Feds, Attkisson’s backspace key was just stuck.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently released an audio clip on Soundcloud that he claimed to be a secretly recorded telephone conversation between likely 2016 presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. The clip, which is of an imagined phone call, is an excellent piece of satire on modern U.S. political dynasties.
By the end of the day Tuesday, it will be clearer whether congressional Republicans have any chance of making good on promises to reverse President Barack Obama’s unilateral immigration overhaul.
As Congress prepares to reauthorize the first lady’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 officials at the School Nutrition Association are asking lawmakers to rethink the tough nutrition standards.
Former CBS reporter Sheryl Attkisson told senators on Thursday that a journalist’s job of “getting at the truth has never been more difficult” than it is under the Obama administration.
Americans may be getting a break at the pump and feeling less stressed about the economy as a whole, but that’s not stopping many people from socking away extra cash for an emergency.
A policy change to protect “sensitive information” at the Defense Department means that watchdogs will soon have no way to track how billions in taxpayer dollars are being spent on ongoing U.S. efforts in Afghanistan.
Politicians and bureaucrats have been calling for hiking the federal gas tax since the price of gasoline began its steady decline last year. The talk of raising the tax has led 50 conservative organizations to join forces to lobby in opposition of the increase.
A group of University of California, Berkeley, students gathered outside of a local Domino’s Pizza store to shame the company for thanking the cows “grieving mothers” that provide the cheese for its pizzas.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) got hip with the youngsters this week, conducting an interview with CNN via the popular disappearing-message app Snapchat. Paul offered candid answers to a range of questions including whether he wants to be the nation’s next president, how he feels about Hillary Clinton’s speaking fees and his opinions on drones.
If you buy your food, should you be able to waste it as you please? Not in Seattle, where residents currently risk a fine if they are found guilty of improperly disposing of food.