Pit bull owners in Maryland got a temporary reprieve from a controversial court ruling that declared the dogs “inherently dangerous,” with landlords and owners responsible for damage or injury they cause.
In the days since the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., there's been little discussion of the laws that allowed the gunman to acquire his arsenal. National politicians in both parties are generally wary of offending the powerful gun lobby.
Unless an agreement on deficit reduction is reached, the entire government will face across-the-board cuts. The deadline for these automatic spending cuts — called sequestration — is now approaching, and the Pentagon, Congress and defense industry view the threat of a budget cut like an invasion from Mars.
The improprieties conducted by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign continue to stack up, as a report from the Washingon Post alleges that the campaign illegally used a public housing database to target specific voters.
Getting politicians to talk about their past and most vulnerable moments is a difficult task. But one man has managed to get more than 60 prominent politicians to talk about their first campaigns. Host Michel Martin speaks with Columbia University oral historian Jeffrey Brodsky, who wrote about this project for the Washington Post Magazine.
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