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Heat On Capitol Hill As Immigration, Guns, Budget Converge

The heat wasn't just due to the unseasonable 90-degree temperatures. There was political heat in the form of thousands rallying for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. And heat in the form of activity and rhetoric on gun control and the federal budget.

Michelle Obama Steps Into Gun Control Debate

The first lady gave a personal and emotional speech in her hometown, two months after attending the funeral of a Chicago teen who was shot and killed earlier this year. Michelle Obama is encouraging business leaders to donate millions of dollars for programs to help at-risk youth.
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The Latest On The Boston Investigation And The Limits Of Security

The latest on the investigation into the deadly Boston explosions and new questions on the limits of security.

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Hunger Strike At Guantanamo Prison

More than half the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike. Most of the inmates are still being held without charges. The unclear future of Guantanamo.


Obama Budget Includes Tax Increases, Entitlement Cuts

President Obama released his 2013 budget on Wednesday.

GOP Rejects Tax Increases In Obama's Budget

Audie Cornish talks to GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rogers about President Obama's new budget.

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Agrees To Background Check Plan

More than three months after the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., the U.S. Senate is poised to bring a gun bill to the floor on Thursday. It's far weaker than what gun control advocates had hoped for, but nonetheless faces a Republican filibuster because gun rights groups say it goes too far.