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Republican prepares bill to let lawmakers carry guns on House floor

In response to gun control bills put forth by members of both parties in the aftermath of the Arizona shootings, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is planning to introduce legislation that permits lawmakers to carry firearms on the floor of the House and in Washington, DC. “There is a rash of…

Third gun control bill proposed since Tucson shootings

High-profile gun violence has historically renewed legislative interest in the cause of gun control, and the shootings of twenty people in Tucson, Arizona is no exception — only this time, the measures face steeper hurdles than before. Rep. Gary Ackerman, a Democrat from New York, is the third congressman to…

Dems ready gun control legislation regulating ammunition clips

Democrats in the House and Senate are preparing to introduce gun control legislation that would restrict high-capacity ammunition clips like the one used Saturday in the tragic shootings of 20 people in Arizona. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), two of the most outspoken gun control advocates…

Revolutionary screed possibly linked to accused Arizona shooter

Read the letter, here The FBI is investigating whether the suspect in Saturday’s shooting rampage in which a congresswoman was critically wounded was the same person who posted a rambling Internet manifesto accusing the government of mind control and demanding a new currency. Jared Lee Loughner, 22, of Tucson, was…

Nigerian ethnic groups ‘under control,’ city police chief says

JOS, Nigeria – Soldiers were patrolling the streets of the central Nigerian city of Jos Monday, a day after ethnic clashes there left at least one person dead. The latest violence came just two days after Christmas Eve bombings in the city that killed at least 32 people, raising fears…

On Hawaii vacation, Obama reads up on Reagan

HONOLULU — US President Barack Obama is using his Christmas holiday in Hawaii to read up on former president Ronald Reagan, an icon for the resurgent Republicans he will face next year. The president “is reading a biography right now on Ronald Reagan by Lou Cannon,” White House spokesman Robert…

FCC poised to approve Comcast takeover of NBC-Universal after new conditions

The head of the Federal Communications Commission proposed regulatory conditions Thursday to ensure that cable giant Comcast Corp. cannot stifle video competition once it takes control of NBC Universal. The conditions are intended to guarantee that satellite companies, phone companies and other traditional subscription television services can still get access…

2010 census bad news for Obama?

The 2010 census report coming out Tuesday will include a boatload of good political news for Republicans and grim data for Democrats hoping to re-elect President Barack Obama and rebound from last month’s devastating elections. The population continues to shift from Democratic-leaning Rust Belt states to Republican-leaning Sun Belt states,…

UK plans to block all porn in effort to ‘protect children’

Fears over Internet freedom as UK plans to expand web censorship As Britain finds itself in the middle of the political maelstrom surrounding WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, and the debate over Internet freedom resulting from his arrest on an Interpol warrant, British authorities are stepping up their efforts to wield more…

CIA implanted electrodes in brains of unsuspecting soldiers, suit alleges

A group of military veterans are suing to get the CIA to come clean about allegedly implanting remote control devices in their brains. It’s well known that the CIA began testing substances like LSD on soldiers beginning in the 1950s but less is known about allegations that the agency implanted…

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