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Obama Tries To Rally Support For Gun Control Laws In Colorado

President Obama is scheduled to make remarks about guns in Denver on Wednesday. Colorado has stepped up on both background checks and limits on ammunition magazines, and Democrats there fear backlash next year.

Second Chances In American Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford won the GOP nomination for the state's first district congressional seat Tuesday. Sanford's return to politics comes four years after revelations of his extramarital affair in 2009. Sanford isn't the only disgraced politician to make a comeback.
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Incumbent Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton Wins Re-Election

The first openly gay mayor in Salisbury, Md., history won re-election Tuesday night, defeating conservative blogger Joe Albero.

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Michael Brown Drops Out Of Race For D.C. At-Large Seat

The field to fill D.C.'s vacant at-large City Council seat is now down to seven, after former councilmember Michael Brown bowed out for "personal and family reasons."


Gun Control Prospects Recede As Politics Swamp Momentum

Nearly four months after the massacre of young children and educators in a Connecticut elementary school, federal efforts to enact comprehensive gun control legislation appear to be in jeopardy. And while a few blue states have passed tougher new laws, many red states are pushing in the opposite direction.

White House Delays Part Of Health Care Law

The Obama administration has decided to delay for a year a key piece of the health law that will let small businesses provide a choice of health plans to their workers. It is the first admission that the task of rolling out the law is too complicated to accomplish in the time allowed.

N.Y. State Senator Caught Up In Bribery Probe

Six politicians, including state Senator Malcolm Smith and a New York City councilman, were arrested Tuesday on charges of trying to buy a spot for Smith on the ballot in this year's New York City mayoral race. Smith has said he is innocent.