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As Polls Show Support For Gun Control, Calif. Gun Show Is A Hit

One month after the Newtown, Conn., school shootings, gun control is on the national agenda. The White House will outline its proposals this week, and national surveys are showing a majority of Americans support options such as requiring background checks for both private and gun-show sales.
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Poll Says Gun-Rights Supporters Fund Their Cause; Opponents Don't

A new Pew poll on gun laws shows overwhelming support among Americans on a few issues, like closing the so-called gun show loophole; a wide partisan split on more contentious measures, like banning assault weapons; and a glimpse into why the nation's gun lobby may be so successful.
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Smart Growth Collides With Transit Planning In Alexandria

City leaders in Alexandria have decided to charge for parking at a new affordable housing complex, over the opposition of two of the city council's newest members.

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Obama's Woman Problem Is A Problem Of His Own Making

Recent Cabinet picks have only contributed to a long-standing perception that the president is, at the very least, somewhat tone-deaf when it comes to the role of women in his administration. And in politics, perception is often reality.
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Virginia Lawmakers Reject Proposal To Restore Rights To Ex-Convicts

Virginia Republicans have rejected a proposal to restore rights to ex-convicts in the commonwealth who serve time for non-violent crimes, despite the support of the governor and attorney general.

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'Segregation Forever': A Fiery Pledge Forgiven, But Not Forgotten

On Jan. 14, 1963, Alabama Gov. George Wallace delivered an inauguration speech destined to go down in the history books. That now infamous line, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever," embodied a moment in U.S. history that changed the political landscape forever.
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Dear Mr. President: What Do You Want Obama To Remember?

President Obama will soon be sworn into office, and whether you voted for him or not, he's everybody's president. What do you want him to remember in his second term?

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