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Gun Makers Worry Revamped Laws Will Hurt Bottom Line

President Obama's gun control proposals pit the White House against the gun industry and its powerful lobbying groups. Some of the proposals — especially a ban on assault weapons — could take a bite out of gun makers' revenue.
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White House Death Star Petition Wouldn't Pass New Threshold

In order to get an official response to your petition on the White House's We the People platform, you now need at least 100,000 signatures. Recent high-profile petitions haven't been all that serious.
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Interior Secretary's Legacy Defined By Issues Of Oil

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the latest member of President Obama's Cabinet to announce his second-term departure, ran a department responsible for a half-billion acres of public land. But it's how he dealt with the oil industry and renewable energy issues that marked his tenure.
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The Decades-Old Gun Ban That's Still On The Books

In 1986, Congress passed a ban on buying and selling machine guns made from then on — with the blessing of none other than the National Rifle Association. Gun law experts say the law was more significant than it seemed at the time.
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Some States Put Brakes On Driver's Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Many young illegal immigrants can now drive without the fear of being pulled over. Under President Obama's deferred action program, many have begun receiving their driver's licenses. But not every state is on board with allowing these young people behind the wheel.
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N.Y. Rep. McCarthy: 'We Have To Break The Myth Of The NRA'

Audie Cornish talks to Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) about President Obama's new initiatives to curb gun violence. In 1993, her husband was killed and her son gravely injured in a mass shooting on the Long Island Railroad. Since then, McCarthy has become an outspoken advocate for gun control.

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