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Democrats Stage Gun Control Sit-In on House Floor
The sit-in by Democrats halted business in Congress for more than 17 hours.
The Sit-In Survival Guide: Pillows, Pizza and Pastries
Congressional Democrats descended upon the House floor late Wednesday morning waging a sit-in to protest GOP inaction on gun violence. Several hours later, well into Thursday morning, these lawmakers remains camped out on the floor -- but they were not without their comforts. Many representatives
Sanders' Prolonged Campaign Is Both Helping and Hurting Clinton, Experts Say
Even though Sen. Bernie Sanders ' decision to stay in the Democratic presidential race has irked some Hillary Clinton supporters, there are ways that his candidacy may help his rival and the party on the whole in the long run. One of the biggest advantages has been a jump in the enthusiasm among
Congress Passes Bill to Make Bison First 'National Mammal'
Republicans and Democrats in Congress agree on one thing -- the American bison will become the country's first national mammal. The House and Senate acted quickly this week to send a bill to the president's desk to designate the bison, the largest land mammal in America, a national icon beside the
Supreme Court Appears Divided Over Obama's Immigration Action
The nation's highest court will decide whether millions of undocumented immigrants can remain in the country.
Obama Addresses Corporate Inversions, Calls Tax Loophole ‘Insidious’
President Obama slammed corporate inversions today as "insidious" and argued that Americans end up paying "the tab" when U.S. companies exploit tax loopholes. The Treasury Department announced on Monday that it was taking additional steps to discourage companies from using a tax loophole known as
NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection
Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL and a
Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Urges Action on Supreme Court Nominee
Civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis urged Senate Republicans Thursday to consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee –- highlighting the high court’s critical role in the Civil Rights movement. During a press conference with Congressional Democrats, Lewis noted that it was the
Democrats Clash with White House on Immigration Raids Ahead of State of the Union
Congressional Democrats continue to tangle with the Obama administration over a series of immigration raids carried out over the holidays as President Obama prepared for his final State of the Union address to Congress. Democrats, led by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, have protested a number of