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  • Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision

    Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision
    Background checks are a common-sense safeguard that require gun sellers to first check if a buyer is a convicted felon, domestic abuser or mentally incompetent, and therefore prohibited from purchasing firearms. By federal law, sales of all firearms by...
  • Why should the tea party be tax-exempt? [Letter]

    Why should the tea party be tax-exempt? [Letter]
    Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s Sunday rant about the IRS' alleged targeting of conservative groups ("Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting?" June 29) raised a basic question in my mind: Why should tea party groups get tax exempt status?...
  • Next phase of the Obamacare battle: dueling personal stories

    Next phase of the Obamacare battle: dueling personal stories
    When the White House and its allies sought to regain control of the healthcare debate as Obamacare rolled into effect Wednesday, the face of that effort was not President Obama, but Mary-Therese — a Floridian who said she was diagnosed with breast...
  • Celebrities assist White House in final Obamacare push

    Celebrities assist White House in final Obamacare push
    With hours before the deadline to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the White House pulled out all the stops – fueling its final drive with celebrity tweets, an appearance by Vice President Joe Biden on the Rachael Ray show, and...
  • The IRS email scandal: Where's the outrage?

    "Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy." That's the opening sentence of the Associated Press' story on...
  • The IRS email scandal: Where's the outrage?

    "Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy." That's the opening sentence of the Associated Press story on the...
  • Pro-Obama protesters push Republicans, tea party on congressional standoff

    Pro-Obama protesters push Republicans, tea party on congressional standoff
    A small group of protesters, called together by the remnants of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, gathered in Fort Lauderdale to express their unhappiness with Republicans in Congress. By 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, there were 20 people at the...
  • Wendy Davis' filibuster ignites Twitter; fans rip news networks

    Wendy Davis became a media star Tuesday, even though the major TV networks barely mentioned her. The 50-year-old Texas state senator waged a 10-hour-plus filibuster in Austin aimed at blocking a bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks and force the...
  • Local pro-Obama advocates target Dent on guns

    Local pro-Obama advocates target Dent on guns
    In its first major push in the shift from elections to policy, the Obama campaign's grassroots arm dispatched volunteers Friday to advocate for gun control. Calling it a "Day of Action" advocates showed up at congressional offices nationwide to pressure...
  • McManus: Following Rove's muddy path

    President Obama owes Karl Rove a thank-you note. During last year's election campaign, Rove and other Republicans showed how federal tax law could be stretched to turn a political committee into a "social welfare" organization. These nonprofit...
  • Obama issue group joins gay marriage push in Illinois

    Obama issue group joins gay marriage push in Illinois
    Organizing for Action, the offshoot of President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign, is joining the push for same-sex marriage in Obama’s home state, the group announced Tuesday. Though the organization had been created to assist...