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Update On Gun Control Legislation

As members of Congress face voters over the spring recess, President Barack Obama makes the case for stricter gun control laws. Diane and her guests discuss the status of gun control legislation three months after the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.


Boehner Blasts Veteran GOP Lawmaker For 'Wetbacks' Comment

House Speaker John Boehner condemned the use of the term by Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, one of the most senior Republicans in Congress. Young's comment, his quick apology, and Boehner's statement come at a particularly sensitive time for the GOP in its relationship with Hispanic voters.

Should Adam Be Allowed To Marry Steve?

The Supreme Court heard arguments over same-sex marriage this week, and the Barbershop guys have their own arguments to offer. Guest host Celeste Headlee checks in with culture critic Jimi Izrael, sports writer Pablo Torre, Kai Wright of Colorlines.com, and Republican strategist R. Clarke Cooper.
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Analysis: Lawmakers To Focus On Immigration Reform And Gun Control

Political columnist David Hawkings talks about the latest on immigration reform and the timeline lawmakers are working with.

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Vote On Gun Control Bill Expect In Maryland House Committees

Lawmakers in two Maryland House committees will debate proposed gun control legislation today, with many focusing specifically on the ban of military-style assault weapons like the AR-15.

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Lombardi Trophy Makes Appearance As Maryland Senate Approves Black Liquor Ban

Maryland lawmakers approved several bills today, but a visit from Baltimore Ravens' wide receiver is what had the statehouse buzzing.


Reluctant Justices May Be Forced To Make History

A look back at landmark cases makes clear that the Supreme Court never really knows exactly how its decisions will play out — especially not in the long run. That uncertainty must loom over the justices now as they contemplate the issue of gay marriage.

Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Waste Cleanup At Washington Nuclear Reservation

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington state is set to lose $182 million due to federal budget cuts known as the sequester. The cuts come just after news that six tanks full of radioactive waste are leaking. Those tanks are filled with millions of gallons of the most toxic nuclear waste on Earth and are not far from the Northwest's iconic Columbia River.
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Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker

Kojo talks with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker about school reform and economic development.