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Maryland Lawmakers Begin Gun Debate This Week

Maryland lawmakers will debate a variety of gun control bills this week, including a proposal from Gov. Martin O'Malley that would implement some of the strictest gun licensing laws in the U.S.

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Welfare Drug Testing Bill Fails By One Vote In Virginia Senate

A Virginia bill that would have required drug testing of welfare applicants failed by one vote in the Virginia Senate this week.


In Minn., Obama Appeals For Movement On Gun Background Checks

On Monday, President Obama was in Minnesota. It's a democratic state he won easily in November, yet it's a state with strong hunting tradition. The president was in Minneapolis to push his proposals to reduce gun violence.

Obama Speech Expected To Flesh Out Climate Proposals

The big surprise in President Obama's inaugural address was his attention to climate change. What will the president's State of the Union address say about clean energy and global warming?

Critics Question Witness List Ahead Of Immigration Hearing

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Tuesday may be one of the few to call for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Some worry that the House hearing signals Republicans' continued opposition to compromise.

Obama: Lawmakers Must Feel Like They Have To Act Against Gun Violence

President Obama traveled to Minneapolis to push his proposal to reduce gun violence on Monday.