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TX LEGISLATURE APPROVES OPEN CARRY:  The bill was passed by overwhelming Republican majorities in t…

TX LEGISLATURE APPROVES OPEN CARRY:  The bill was passed by overwhelming Republican majorities in the state house and senate.  The bill, sponsored by Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) will allow licensed owners to carry openly in a hip or shoulder holster.  It now heads to Governor Greg Abbott.

Obama Warns the Senate to Pass Surveillance Law

6 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The president said the Senate was playing with fire if it failed to approve the USA Freedom Act this weekend.

Maclean’s on the Hill: MacKay’s exit, pension reform

Also: The Reform Act is stuck in the Senate The post Maclean’s on the Hill: MacKay’s exit, pension reform appeared first on Macleans.ca.

UFC-backed bill passes, CSAC now to take 40 percent of purse for drug violations

The California state senate on Thursday passed a UFC-backed bill that allows the commission to withhold 40 percent of a licensee’s pay in the event of a positive drug test. Previously, the commission could take up to $2,500.Filed under: News, UFC

Senator Rick Santorum On His 2016 Campaign

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum joined me to open today’s program and discuss his announcement this week: Audio: 05-29hhs-santorum Transcript: HH: This hour, my old friend, Rick Santorum, former Senator from Pennsylvania, he is back in the fray. Show More Summary

Obama signs trafficking bill that held up Lynch confirmation

[...] senators resolved it by structuring the fund to reassure Republicans that abortion funding restrictions were being followed — and reassure Democrats that they were not being expanded.

Illinois lawmakers send Rauner ban on gay conversion therapy for minors

Gay rights advocates scored another victory at the Capitol on Friday after the Illinois Senate sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a measure to ban conversion therapy on minors --- a controversial practice aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation from gay to straight.

Dr. Charles Krauthammer On Senator Rand Paul’s Assessment Of The Origins Of ISIS

Charles Krauthammer, whose “Things That Matter” — now in paperback with a new afterwards– continues to sell and sell and sell, joined me on today’s program to review the various assessments of where ISIS sprang from, especially Senator...Show More Summary

California Senate candidate: “We’re all going to die”

Mike Beitiks is running on a "single board platform": He's all climate, all the time.

Backtracking, Ian Reisner Admits He Did Contribute To Ted Cruz

The gay hotelier had initially denied contributing to the conservative senator's campaign fund. read more

The Central Challenge We Face

In politics, what should be obvious is often obscured. Hearing the statements of various Republican Party candidates for president of the United States, and statements or press releases issued by Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders...Show More Summary

Illinois Bill Protecting LGBT Youth from Dangerous Conversion Therapy Moves to Governor

Moments ago, the Illinois State Senate voted 34 -19 to pass House Bill 217, the Illinois Youth Mental Health Protection Act that will protect LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and discredited practices of conversion therapy.

Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday that he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions.

California Sen. Kevin De Leon slams 'cynical' Supreme Court redistricting case

11 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

State Senate leader Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) issued a vehement defense of the principle of "one person, one vote" Friday, four days after the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would consider a case that could upend the way voting districts are drawn if that longstanding calculus is redefined.

Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a "handful of senators" are the only thing standing in the way of an extension of key Patriot Act provisions before they expire at midnight Sunday. Obama says he doesn't want to be in a situation...Show More Summary

Obama Swipes at ‘Handful of Senators’ Holding Up Patriot Act Renewal

11 hours agoNews : Mediaite

President Obama spoke this afternoon on the potential expiration of the Patriot Act by this coming Sunday night, scolding the "handful of senators" who are holding it up.

The Senate's 'Chemical Safety' Myths

The Senate is poised to adopt a "chemical safety" bill (S. 697) that is fully supported by the chemical industry -- the same companies that have fought for decades against any restrictions on their toxic products. More than 450 environmental, consumer and health advocacy organizations oppose S. Show More Summary

Paul running hard on civil liberties after his Senate gambit

[...] as he courts voters in three states, the 52-year-old Republican is putting new distance between himself and the rest of his party's presidential hopefuls. Yet it's unclear how far his civil liberties focus resonates beyond theShow More Summary

Senate Candidate Wants Your Vote 'So We Don't All Die'

"If elected, I vow to address global warming like a human being with basic reasoning." [ more › ]

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