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New President Elected at Annual NRA Convention

New President Elected at Annual NRA ConventionNRANews/YouTube(HOUSTON) -- The NRA has a new president, Birmingham, Ala., attorney Jim Porter, and if his old stump speeches are any indication, he has a knack for firing up a crowd.Porter, who until this week was first vice president at the NRA and c...

Veterinarian Advises Pot Use Could Delay Putting Down Pets

Veterinarian Advises Pot Use Could Delay Putting Down PetsTexas Veterinary Cancer Registry(WASHINGTON) -- With several states deregulating marijuana in the past year, a California veterinarian is sparking debate over whether it could be used to help America's sick pets.Doug Kramer, the pet doctor behind the V...

Biden, Sen. Ted Cruz Speak in South Carolina Amid 2016 Buzz

Biden, Sen. Ted Cruz Speak in South Carolina Amid 2016 BuzzPhoto by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- South Carolina got a taste of two very different political acts Friday night.On one side was Vice President Joe Biden, a 35-year veteran of the Senate who showered praise on his old congressional coll...

Rep. Steve King Passes on Iowa Senate Seat

Rep. Steve King Passes on Iowa Senate SeatOFFICE OF REP. STEVE KING(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Steve King of Iowa, an outspoken conservative firebrand, will not seek the Republican nomination for his state’s open Senate seat, ABC News has learned.“I will not run for Senate in 2014,”...

Ayotte’s Gun Vote Follows Her to NH Town Hall

Ayotte’s Gun Vote Follows Her to NH Town HallKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(FITZWILLIAM, N.H.) -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte ticked through a Power Point presentation at a town meeting Thursday, delivering an update on the federal budget, the challenges of implementing the health care law and the slow-to-r...

USO Fundraises to Salvage Fleet Week

USO Fundraises to Salvage Fleet WeekU.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard M. Wolff(NEW YORK) -- It’s not the Air Force holding a bake sale to buy a bomber, but the United Services Organization is holding a fundraiser to keep Fleet Week afloat after it w...

Most Americans Don’t Know Much About Immigration Bill

Most Americans Don’t Know Much About Immigration BillAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- When it comes to immigration reform, most Americans don’t know much about it, and few think that the Boston bombing should be a factor in the debate.The issue may be front-and-center in the nation’s cap...

Gay Rights Push Could Endanger Immigration Bill

Gay Rights Push Could Endanger Immigration BillJoshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A push to include gay couples in a bipartisan immigration reform bill threatens to upset the delicate coalition backing the proposal in the Senate, Politico reports.Under current law, Americans i...

Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Status: It’s Complicated

Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Status: It’s ComplicatedJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Less than three weeks after Mark Zuckerberg officially launched his pro-immigration reform group, the billionaire technology mogul seems to be experiencing the Facebook equivalent of a liberal de-friending.Prog...

Was RGIII ‘Tyranny’ Tweet Aimed at Efforts to Change Team Name?

Was RGIII ‘Tyranny’ Tweet Aimed at Efforts to Change Team Name?Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- It is not exactly clear what Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III was referring to when he sent a frustrated tweet about political correctness on Tuesday afternoon.But one possible ex...

Obama Ramps Up Support for Syrian Opposition

Obama Ramps Up Support for Syrian OppositionPhoto by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama has directed his national security team to identify ways to significantly increase U.S. support of the opposition forces battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.Among the options u...

FAA Suspends Air Traffic Control Furloughs

FAA Suspends Air Traffic Control FurloughsMedioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced Saturday that it is suspending employee furloughs and will restore normal staffing levels at air traffic facilities by Sunday evening, easing more than a week...

Typo Delays Signing of Bill Ending Air Traffic Controller Furloughs

Typo Delays Signing of Bill Ending Air Traffic Controller FurloughsiStockphoto(WASHINGTON) -- Legislators were quick to pass a bill this week that ends furloughs for air traffic controllers in response to the numerous flight delays their absence caused. However, it seems they may have been a little too hasty, as the s...

TN State Senator Refuses to Apologize for Pressure Cooker Joke

TN State Senator Refuses to Apologize for Pressure Cooker JokeiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A Tennessee state senator is refusing to apologize for what many are calling a "tasteless" joke about pressure cookers in his blog in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. Republican State Sen. Stacey Camp...

Yemeni Activist Likens Impact of Drone Strikes to Boston Marathon Bombings

Yemeni Activist Likens Impact of Drone Strikes to Boston Marathon BombingsJOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A Yemeni man whose village was struck by American drones likened that practice with the Boston bombing in testimony before U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday. Farea-al-Muslimi, who was educated in the U.S. courtesy of ...

Airport Delays Point to Sequester Cuts

Airport Delays Point to Sequester CutsComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Air travel is likely to become even more frustrating than usual, starting Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration has begun furloughs resulting from mandatory budget cuts for some of its 47,000 agency employees.It...

Boston Author Dennis Lehane Praises Response to Marathon Bombings

Boston Author Dennis Lehane Praises Response to Marathon BombingsABC(NEW YORK) -- Speaking Sunday morning on This Week, author and Boston native Dennis Lehane praised the response to the Boston Marathon bombings, calling it as one of the greatest “acts of heroism” he has ever seen.“I’ve be...

Obama, National Security Team Meet After Arrest of Bombing Suspect

Obama, National Security Team Meet After Arrest of Bombing SuspectOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama and his national security team met on Saturday in the wake of Friday night's dramatic arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect of the terror attack at the Boston Marathon...

Labor Secretary Nominee Faces GOP Scrutiny

Labor Secretary Nominee Faces GOP ScrutinySAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of Labor nominee Thomas Perez faced two hours of intense scrutiny at his nomination hearing Thursday morning as he sought to alleviate Republican concerns over his role in the Civil Rights Division of...

Boehner Uncommitted to Gun Votes in House

Boehner Uncommitted to Gun Votes in HousePhoto by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- After the U.S. Senate voted down a slate of proposals to toughen the country’s gun laws Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner was non-committal Thursday on the prospect of considering similar measure...

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