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  • Targeting 'assault weapons' again

    Targeting 'assault weapons' again
    The 1994 federal law banning "assault weapons" was a high point of the gun control movement and Bill Clinton's presidency. Signing the bill, he said it was the beginning of "our effort to restore safety and security to the people of this country." But...
  • A smart California tax bill points the way to needed reform

    A smart California tax bill points the way to needed reform
    He's a freshman state senator showing no fear, no hesitation and seemingly no political sense. His first bill is a huge, historic tax hike. Sen. Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), of course, is no ordinary babe-in-the-woods, backbench freshman. He's...
  • Leaders visit center to tout new law

    Leaders visit center to tout new law
    Congresswoman Lois Frankel recently visited ARC Broward in Sunrise to highlight the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which the House of Representatives recently passed. She was joined by State Sen. Eleanor Sobel and families of children...
  • Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis

    Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis
    The good news is Congress didn't end its session by committing any obvious harm. No government shutdown, no dramatic changes to health care reform and no sudden roadblocks to President Obama's go-it-alone effort to improve immigration. Plus, some...
  • Nebraska, Oklahoma sue Colorado over legal marijuana

    Nebraska, Oklahoma sue Colorado over legal marijuana
    A pair of states on Thursday filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to strike down Colorado's laws that legalize recreational marijuana.  Citing federal antidrug laws, particularly interstate drug trafficking, Nebraska and Oklahoma...
  • Laguna will ask feds to remove San Onofre nuclear fuel

    Laguna will ask feds to remove San Onofre nuclear fuel
    The Laguna Beach City Council is demanding that the federal government remove nuclear fuel from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station — first to a temporary location until a permanent spot is identified. The council approved a resolution...
  • 113th Congress just barely avoids being the least productive in history

    The 113th Congress will just have to settle for being bad instead of the worst – at least as far as productivity is concerned. President Obama signed a whopping 51 bills Thursday, the White House announced, bringing the most recent tally of laws...
  • Obama's Cuba policy doesn't mean Congress will change laws

    Obama's Cuba policy doesn't mean Congress will change laws
    The future of the United States' five-decade embargo blocking trade with Cuba is suddenly and unexpectedly murky. Although President Barack Obama shifted long-standing American policy on Wednesday, the embargo and the lesser known but critically...
  • Support Gathers For Legislation To Cap Fixed Fees On Power Bills

    Support Gathers For Legislation To Cap Fixed Fees On Power Bills
    The controversial decision by regulators Wednesday to approve a higher fixed customer fee for Connecticut Light & Power's customers has triggered a strong response from lawmakers and energy advocates who say they will push for legislation to cap those...
  • Banking on Washington

    The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, Dec. 16: As Washington was betraying regular Americans in favor of big banks, Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor last week to ask, "Who does Congress work for?" She...
  • Conservatives force-feeding their version of truth

    Conservatives force-feeding their version of truth
    Bills filed by two Florida lawmakers that would mandate students watch a political documentary is the latest in a series of efforts by conservatives to indoctrinate students into the concept that America is exceptional. Rep. Neil Combee, a Lakeland...