One day after the demise of gun control legislation, Senate supporters of the measure vowed to try again, while a leading opponent accused President Barack Obama of taking the "low road" when he harshly criticized lawmakers who voted against key provisions.
Minnesota’s senior congressional Republican shows little optimism that massive automatic federal spending cuts can be avoided. Kline cited a report that shows if Washington politicians allow the cuts, more than 4,600 Minnesotans in defense-related jobs will be out of work.
A former member of North Dakota’s congressional delegation is reportedly being considered for a role in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. Retired Sen. Byron Dorgan’s name is circulating in Washington as a potential replacement for outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
Asserting "America's possibilities are limitless," President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation's economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.
Despite Republican misgivings, President Barack Obama announced Monday he will nominate former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, calling him "the leader our troops deserve." He also chose White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
Heidi Heitkamp was officially sworn in to the United States Senate today, accompanied by Sen. Kent Conrad and former Senator Byron Dorgan. Sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden, Heitkamp used her mother's bible. Her family and a few close friends were present.
The 1999 Columbine school massacre and the Aurora movie theater shooting less than six months ago, and Friday's shootings renewed debate over why mass shootings keep occurring and whether gun control can stop them.
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