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Interior Sec. Salazar Is Latest Member Of Cabinet To Announce Departure

He joins others who are leaving the Obama administration as the president begins his second term, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
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Virginia Business Leaders Split On Uranium Mining

Business leaders in Virginia are largely split on whether the state should lift a ban on uranium mining, according to a new report released by a state task force. Allowing uranium mining in Pittsylvania County is expected to be the subject of much debate in the General Assembly this year.


Obama To Unveil Gun Control Plans

President Obama will make his second speech on guns and gun violence at the White House Wednesday. He is urging Congress to move quickly to pass a raft of bills that would limit access to more deadly weapons. Among the guests at Wednesday's speech: children who wrote to him after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

House Approves Sandy Aid, Senate Votes Next

Victims of Hurricane Sandy are one step closer to getting a major infusion of federal disaster aid. Tuesday night, the House approved a $50 billion assistance package. This type of funding has typically been noncontroversial. But the Sandy aid has been a battle.

New York Quickly Passes Gun Control Measure

The state legislature in New York has voted to approve a sweeping gun control measure. It bans assault weapons and makes it harder for seriously mentally ill people to legally obtain firearms.
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Analysis: Sandy Relief Funds May Find Their Way To Eastern Shore

Some have been surprised at the resistance to passing relief funds for areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. As The Hill's Alex Bolton reports, funds may yet find their way to areas hit by the storm.


House Takes Up Sandy Relief Bill After It Was Dropped By Previous Congress

The House made good on a promise from Speaker John Boehner to pass stalled federal aid for those hit by Hurricane Sandy. Tamara Keith talks to Robert Siegel to explain the politics surrounding the $51 billion package.