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Chicago House Authority plans drug screenings for all residents

The Chicago Housing Authority has floated the idea of forcing all current and prospective residents of public housing property over the age of 18 to undergo mandatory drug testing. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the measure is among several proposed changes to CHA’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy. Under the…

Texas Gov. Perry signs voter restrictions into law

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) signed a bill into law Friday morning that would require voters to present a photo identification before casting a ballot, capping a years-long legislative battle with Democrats, who allege the measure is a thinly-veiled attempt to suppress votes from their core constituencies. The law contains a provision…

House approves $690 billion defense budget

WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives passed a $690 billion Pentagon budget Thursday that bars American ground forces in Libya and limits the Obama administration’s powers on handling Guantanamo detainees. Lawmakers voted 322-96 in favor of the budget plan which met the Defense Department’s request for $119 billion to…

Bipartisan House bill seeks tighter sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON — US lawmakers unveiled legislation Monday to tighten economic sanctions on Iran, looking to drag Tehran to talks on its suspect nuclear programs and to punish alleged human rights violators. “US policy towards Iran has offered a lot of bark, but not enough bite,” House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman…

House passes sweeping GOP anti-abortion bill

WASHINGTON – The House voted 251-175 on Wednesday to pass the GOP’s controversial anti-abortion measure H.R. 3, “The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act.” Sixteen Democrats joined 235 Republicans in approving it. It now goes to the Senate, where it’s all but certain to perish. The White House has threatened…

Chamber of Commerce to fight Obama with ‘all available means’

The influential U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to do everything in its power to block President Barack Obama’s unannounced measure to make government contractors disclose their political spending. In an interview with the New York Times, Chamber lobbyist R. Bruce Josten warned the measure could result in harassment and protests…

San Francisco may vote on banning male circumcision

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A group opposed to male circumcision said on Tuesday they have collected more than enough signatures to qualify a proposal to ban the practice in San Francisco as a ballot measure for November elections. But legal experts said that even if it were approved by a…

CBO: Budget deal cuts 2011 deficit by $352 million, not $38 billion promised

‘Budget cuts’ may even amount to $3.3 billion increase WASHINGTON – The budget deal struck last Friday to avert a government shutdown cuts the fiscal 2011 deficit by just $352 million, not the $38 billion touted by both parties, according to the Congressional Budget Office. A CBO analysis found Wednesday…

Maine lawmakers to let one-armed people carry switchblades

CONWAY, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Maine lawmakers on Wednesday approved legalizing switchblades for people with one arm, moving close to becoming the first state to make such an exception to laws that ban use of the spring-action knives. Backers of the measure say legalizing switchblades would eliminate a need for one-armed…

Wisconsin judge race neck-and-neck

[UPDATE 1:13 P.M. EST: The AP reports that Prosser has now fallen behind Kloppenburg in the race.] MADISON, Wis (Reuters) – The closely watched race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court remained too close to call on Wednesday with fewer than 150 of the more than 1.4 million…

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