U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback that a new state law attempting to block federal regulation of some guns is unconstitutional and that the federal government is willing to go to court over the issue.
Government authorities should end the practice of placing juveniles' names on publicly accessible sex-offender registries, Human Rights Watch says in a report warning of lasting and unwarranted harm to some youths.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
April 30, 2013
A new reveals that14 percent of self-identified Republicans preferred New Jersey Gov. Christie as their choice for president, compared to 16 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 18 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
The names of hundreds of thousands of current and former New Jersey residents who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric facilities have been added to an FBI database used to bar firearms purchases by people with criminal records or a history of mental illness.
Source: Charlotte Observer | Charlotte, N.C. |
April 29, 2013
The nomination of Foxx -- which President Barack Obama will announce Monday, according to a White House official -- would make him the only African-American selected for a Cabinet opening in Obama’s second term.
Source: AP/Politico | Washington state |
April 29, 2013
After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.
America’s blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home.
Source: Arizona Republic | Arizona |
April 26, 2013
Federal health officials dealt a blow to opponents of Medicaid expansion, saying they’re unlikely to fund a slimmed-down version of the state’s indigent-health-care program as the political battle over the issue intensified.
Maryland lawmakers called for a sweeping inquiry into the state prison system, amid allegations that a gang effectively took over the Baltimore City Detention Center, orchestrating crimes from behind bars and impregnating female correctional officers who helped smuggle in contraband.