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Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) calls for gun-control legislation aimed at protecting lawmakers

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) plans to introduce legislation making it illegal to carry a firearm within 1,000 feet of lawmakers and some other government officials. "It is imperative that we do all that we can to give law enforcement the tools they need to ensure the safety of New Yorkers and prevent an attack before it happens," said King in an appearance with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "That is why, as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Illegal Guns, I will be introducing legislation that would make it illegal to knowingly carry a gun within a 1,000 feet of certain high-profile government officials."

By Rachel Weiner  | January 11, 2011; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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USDA worker quits over racism charge (video)

A black federal worker has resigned from a Georgia agricultural job after a video clip showed her saying she had not helped a farmer as much as she could have because he was white.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 20, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Kentucky primary: Democrats hoping for a Paul victory

Rand Paul, the U.S. Senate candidate favored to win the Republican primary here, is offering a series of conservative positions that is one of the most detailed articulations yet of how Tea Party principles would translate into governing.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | May 18, 2010; 5:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
Categories:  2010 Election, 44 The Obama Presidency, 50 States, Battlegrounds, Culture Wars, Economy, Education, Election Day, Health Care, On the Issues, On the Road, Political Geography 101, Primaries, Republican Party, Ron Paul, South, Tea Party  | Tags:  Jim Bunning, Rand Paul, Republican, Tea Party, Trey Grayson, United States, United States Congress, United States Senate  
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Souter's bachelorhood sparked debate in '90

The last never-married justice nominated to the Supreme Court did not escape without at least some of the same speculative treatment as Elena Kagan is now receiving, a review of news articles surrounding David Souter's summer 1990 nomination to the bench shows.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | May 13, 2010; 7:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Law professors vouch for Kagan on diversity

A growing number of prominent law professors are disputing the idea that Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan treated minorities unfairly while she was at dean of Harvard Law School.

By Krissah Thompson  | May 12, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Family Research Council founder hires a Rentboy

George Alan Rekers, a prominent anti-gay activist and cofounder of the conservative Family Research Council, recently returned from a 10-day trip to Europe with a male escort who advertises on a Web site called Rentboy.com, according to a May Miami New Times article. On Wednesday, Rekers published a statement on his Web site decrying the New Times story as "slanderous."

By Sandhya Somashekhar  | May 5, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
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Older Entries in This Category »

NAACP grades Congress, Web Politics Editor , February 4, 2010
Obama Renews Pledge at Human Rights Campaign Dinner, Web Politics Editor , October 11, 2009
Yosi Sergant Resigns from NEA, Web Politics Editor , September 24, 2009
Shepard Fairey's Studio Tagged with Anti-ACORN Graffiti, Web Politics Editor , September 18, 2009
Gibbs: Criticism of Obama Not Based on Race, Web Politics Editor , September 16, 2009
Carter Cites 'Racism Inclination' in Animosity Toward Obama, Garance Franke-Ruta , September 15, 2009
Obama Makes Explicit His Objection to DOMA , Web Politics Editor , August 17, 2009
Gates's Daughter: Beer Summit Made 'Little Sense', Web Politics Editor , July 31, 2009
Obama's Backyard Summit, Web Politics Editor , July 30, 2009
The Picnic Table Summit , Web Politics Editor , July 28, 2009
Obama Stands by His Criticism, Web Politics Editor , July 23, 2009
Cheney Comes Out for Gay Marriage, State-by-State, Web Politics Editor , June 1, 2009
Gibbs and Emanuel Tweak Rush Limbaugh , Web Politics Editor , March 2, 2009
Nielsen Media Names Most Engaging Shows by Party, Web Politics Editor , October 21, 2008
Washington Sketch: The Eastern Media Elite, Web Politics Editor , September 5, 2008
Georgia GOP Congressman Calls Obama 'Uppity', Web Politics Editor , September 4, 2008
Gasolina! Daddy Yankee Endorses McCain, Web Politics Editor , August 25, 2008
 
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