A team of experts commissioned in the wake of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre found that a lack of mental health services is a major public safety problem, and the author of the 2008 report says little has changed now.
Conservative leader David Barton told "The Glenn Beck Show" Tuesday night that citizens have "the biblical right of self-defense." His comments run contrary to President Obama who on Wednesday created a gun task force designed to review existing gun laws in light of recent shootings, including the one in Newtown, Conn., last week.
The State Department report on the Benghazi attacks of Sept. 11 in Libya that killed an American ambassador and three others revealed some damaging information, concluding that "systemic failures" left U.S. facilities unprotected. It could also leave Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with some political baggage should she choose to run for president in 2016.
In the midst of increasing calls for gun control after the Newtown massacre and other acts of violence, President Obama announced the formation of an interagency task force at a Wednesday press conference.
A Gallup poll taken in October 2011 showed that 54 percent of Americans felt that gun laws should remain as they are or be less strict. But in the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that killed 20 children and six adults, a more recent poll tells a different story.2 comments
Media reports early Monday morning suggest South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will appoint Rep. Tim Scott (R) to succeed the retiring Sen. Jim DeMint who is leaving to head up The Heritage Foundation. Scott would be the first black senator to represent the southern state since Reconstruction and only the sixth black Republican to serve in the nation's upper chamber.
Mark DeMoss, known in political circles as one of Mitt Romney's top evangelical advisers and a longtime supporter is now calling for gun control on the heels of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead.
When Washington State and Colorado voters approved laws legalizing the personal use of marijuana, governors and legal experts looked to the White House and the Justice Department to see how the federal government would react to the issue. In an interview President Obama granted ABC's Barbara Walters, they might have their answer.
An horrendous shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. today that killed 20 children and eight adults has prompted an immediate outcry for gun control laws from leading liberals, especially on assault weapons such as the one used in Friday's tragic shooting.
United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She says Republican criticism – mostly unfounded – was the reason she will not risk a volatile Senate confirmation process.
It isn't often that President Obama and the Tea Party agree, but both are predicting that House Speaker John Boehner will convince his troops to go along with raising taxes on America's most productive households – namely those making over $250,000 annually.
If all goes as expected, Michigan is poised to become the 24th state to implement right-to-work laws which would give employees the option of not contributing a portion of their paychecks for unions to negotiate on their behalf. The plan is seen to be a major setback to organized labor and has Democratic legislators making intimidating comments.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly referred to as the Mormon Church, announced a new website designed to encourage dialogue about same-sex attractions and marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Friday to hear two different cases involving same-sex marriage has brought mixed reactions, however Brian Brown who heads up the National Organization for Marriage has said he is "delighted" the nation's highest court will hear the case. He has insisted that the decision is a victory for proponents of traditional marriage.
Political insiders say there could be more to South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint's decision to resign his seat than just a bigger paycheck at a coveted Washington policy organization. Even some legislators on the hill are pointing out that GOP leaders are relegating their tea party types to the backbench and that is making them seek additional outlets to advance their cause.