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Saturday Mail Delivery: Safe For Now?

There's disagreement in Washington, D.C., this week on whether the USPS has the freedom to end Saturday mail delivery in August, as planned. The passage of a bill funding the federal government through September re-ignited the debate.
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Preview Of US Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on two cases that address same-sex marriage: the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8.

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Analysis: Congress Approves Spending Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

Political commentator David Hawkings talks about how the stopgap spending measure will affect federal agencies.


GOP Encouraged To Shift Immigration, Gay Marriage Positions

National attitudes and electoral demographics are changing so fast on issues like gay marriage and immigration that the GOP is struggling to keep up without alienating its social conservative base.
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U.S. House Passes Spending Bill To Avert Shutdown

U.S. House lawmakers approved a bill to keep the government's lights on through September.


NRA-Driven Gun Provisions Pass Along With Spending Bill

The first gun-related provisions to pass Congress since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were riders included without debate. These same provisions — which limit how federal agencies deal with guns — have been regularly included in spending bills for years.