Fate of last assault weapons ban hangs over renewed push for legislation

It has been two decades since then-President Clinton scored a headline-making political victory in banning assault weapons – and one decade since Congress let it lapse. But now, those vowing to capitalize on renewed public attention on tougher gun laws say this time it will stick.

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Will: General Dempsey foreshadowing ‘third Iraq war’?Comments Off

George Will told viewers Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that “if what General Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is saying, either is U.S. policy, or foreshadows U.S. policy, then I think it’s fair to say we have begun the third Iraq war.”

Bob McDonnell trial: Ex-Va. gov says he knows in heart he’s innocentComments Off

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors Friday he was both innocent and contrite as he ended his third straight day of testifying in his corruption trial.

Food stamp fraud rampant: GAO reportComments Off

People receiving food stamps were caught selling and bartering their benefits online for art, housing and cash, according to a new federal report that investigates fraud in the nation’s largest nutrition support program.

Florida judge approves new congressional mapComments Off

A Florida judge is giving his approval to a new congressional map that was redrawn by state legislators.

Alberto Gonzales: Obama authorized to retaliate militarily for James Foley’s murderComments Off

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales believes President Obama has all the legal authority he needs to order a military response to the brutal beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants.

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