| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The Senate gave final approval late Saturday to a $1 trillion spending bill after muscling past opposition from conservative Republicans — an effort that ended any possibility of a government shutdown until next fall.
With the holiday...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:47 PM
The U.S. Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday, as Democrats pushed to approve some of President Barack Obama's stalled choices for government posts before Republicans take power in Congress next...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Overruling the objections of gun-rights advocates, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States.
The 51-43 vote makes...
| Dec 16, 2014
For some reason, country music and the outdoors go hand-in-hand.
The National Rifle Association announced last week that country star Lee Brice and Thompson Square will perform at the 2015 Great American Outdoor Show at the Farm Show Complex in...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:52 PM
With his announcement that the United States will open negotiations and try to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama is trying to break the hold of the Cuba lobby once and for all.
In historical terms, that's a remarkable undertaking....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:17 PM
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| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Hunters had reason to celebrate last month when Florida lifted its ban on silencers, but Chuck O'Neal saw cause for alarm.
"If a bullet travels farther than the sound of the shot, it creates a zone of significant danger," said O'Neal, who lives in...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will not defend a new law that effectively stripped municipalities of the right to enact their own gun measures, raising the prospect that the controversial statute might not take hold.
A spokeswoman on...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
During the recent gubernatorial campaign, The Sun and several thoughtful citizens were perplexed about the discrepancy between the National Rifle Association's notorious A- rating for Larry Hogan and the candidate's repeated promise that he won't overturn...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:42 AM
The second anniversary of the massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and their six brave teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School is on Sunday. It seems an appropriate time to be reminded that every 30 minutes in America, a child or teen is killed or...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 3:27 AM
The reaction after the recent Florida State University shooting was as predictable as it was wrong.
That's what we're hearing from various gun-rights groups. More guns, they say, would be the proper and most effective way to stop the...