At issue is whether the act’s Section 5 provision, which requires all or part of 16 states to get any changes to election law pre-approved by either the Justice Department or a federal court, is still necessary and constitutional in today’s world.
Now that expanded background checks seem to be the only initiative that may pass Congress, the most powerful bloc of gun-control proponents in the country is conceding that the gripping sense of outrage following the Sandy Hook massacre has ebbed.
Source: Politico | Maricopa County, Ariz. |
February 28, 2013
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he has a solution for the federal government’s mass release of illegal immigrants to cut costs ahead of the sequester: Send them for free to his “Tent City," where prisoners sleep in tents and are required to wear pink underwear.
Source: Washington Post | Nation |
February 27, 2013
The Obama administration announced that it had released hundreds of illegal immigrants held in detention facilities, saying it could no longer afford to house them because of across-the-board cuts that are set to start taking effect Friday.
The legislation, which has 13 co-sponsors would create a framework for the FDA to eventually legalize medicinal pot and would also block the feds from interfering in any of the 19 states where it's legal.
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