Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on Monday that he would drop from consideration both Sen. Charles Schumer's background check bill and Sen. Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons ban, saying he didn't have the votes.
Two county sheriffs in Colorado have vowed not to enforce the bills that Governor John Hickenlooper is about to sign into law, saying that they are unenforceable and merely "feel-good, knee-jerk" laws that won't reduce crime in the state.
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illson on March 15 ruled that National Security Letters (NSLs) are unconstitutional and ordered the government from issuing them "in this or any other case."
With the departure of its founder, Fisker Automotive appears to be on the brink of collapse and bankruptcy, taking with it some $200 million of U.S. taxpayers' money.
Time and again, when taxes have been raised on the rich, the poor suffered the greatest detriment. And when taxes were lowered, the poor saw most of the benefit.
Using a "truth serum" to determine whether or not the Aurora, Colorado shooter James Holmes was sane or not at the time of the shooting is more likely to obfuscate and delay the trial rather than clarify and expedite it.
The scorn and charges of hypocrisy heaped on Mark Kelly because he purchased an AR-15 for himself while promoting restrictions on others miss the point: His arguments that somehow placing more restrictions on law-abiding citizens will keep weapons out of the hands of criminals are demonstrably false.
When it was announced on Monday that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick had been convicted on 24 counts of racketeering, fraud, and extortion, the New York Times failed to mention that it could have been worse — if enough hard evidence had been found to pursue the former mayor's alleged ties to a murder.
The underlying assumptions of Rep. Paul Ryan's new budget to be unveiled on Tuesday, which include repealing ObamaCare and replacing Medicare, make his promise that the federal budget will be balanced in 10 years highly suspect.
According to Friday's Labor Department report, the economy generated 236,000 new jobs in February, dropping the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent. But these number do not reflect some unsettling facts: Part-time jobs increased while full-time jobs fell, and the labor force itself continued to shrink.