| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick has expressed support for Sen. Pat Toomey's gun control compromise legislation that expands background checks to guns purchased at gun shows and on the Internet, but now he wants to know his supporters' thoughts....
| Dec 23, 2012
| 2:22 AM
Leornard Pitts wrote this special column while on vacation. His regular Sunday column returns Jan. 6 -- Editor.
On the day after the recent massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., police in Newport Beach, Calif., took a man into custody for...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:22 PM
On the same day 27 women and children were massacred in Newtown, Conn., a man stabbed 22 children at a school in China. The Chinese children all survived.
So much for the infamous National Rifle Association claim that "Guns don’t kill, people...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Although polls nationwide and in Indiana show overwhelming support for tightening background checks for gun purchases,Sen. Dan Coats, Indiana's Republican senior senator, voted "no." He says most constituents who contacted him wanted him to do just that....
| May 9, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation's most frequently visited federal lands, handing gun control advocates a modest success.
The measure, backed by the National Rifle...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Usually when a senator suffers a big public defeat, he slinks off to lick his wounds. He rarely retwists the arms that didn't bend his way. Colleagues don't like to be seen switching. Were they horribly mistaken the first time? Don't know what they...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A statewide poll shows that Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats, Indiana's U.S. senators, took stands opposed by a majority of their Hoosier constituents -- one on gay marriage, the other on background checks for gun purchases.
The poll was conducted for Howey...
| May 5, 2013
| 1:30 PM
“This is to the person who thinks the Senate is protecting this country. Well, they did not close the borders, they are going to get raises, they pass bills and don’t read them. Their kids go to private schools, they get free health care, they...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The massive federal budget cuts commonly referred to as the sequester will be felt nationwide and will lead to furloughs at places such as Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., while the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., is facing layoffs,...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:06 PM
The massive federal budget cuts commonly referred to as the sequester will be felt nationwide and will lead to furloughs at places like Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., while the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., is facing layoffs,...