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Georgia Republican proposes relaxing gun restrictions on mentally ill

A Republican state lawmaker in Georgia on Thursday introduced a bill that would relax gun restrictions on people who have been treated for mental illness. State Rep. Rick Jasperse (R) told The Associated Press that his bill — titled the “Safe Carry Protection Act” — would allow people who have voluntarily sought out treatment

GOP mega-donor admits his company ‘likely’ bribed foreign officials

Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate and billionaire financier of Republican candidates and causes,  admitted in an SEC filing submitted Friday that his company probably broke a federal anti-bribery law through its business dealings in China. In an annual regulatory report by Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the company wrote that an internal audit determined it

Tagg Romney considering run for Kerry’s Senate seat

Tagg Romney, the son of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is mulling a run for the Massachusetts Senate seat recently vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry. The Boston Herald on Monday reported that Republicans were pushing Tagg and his mother, Ann, to consider a campaign for the Senate after former Sen. Scott

Obamas in the limelight at monster inaugural ball

Barack and Michelle Obama slow-danced their way into their next four years in the White House at a monster inaugural ball featuring some of the biggest stars in popular music today. Like the king and queen of a high school prom, the president and first lady flashed awkward smiles as they held each other

Crowds build for second Obama inauguration

Excited crowds poured into downtown Washington on Monday for Barack Obama’s second inauguration as US president, anchored on a call for America to unite despite ugly political divides. Barack Hussein Obama will raise his right hand and place his left on Bibles once owned by Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln and swear the

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