Despite gun control efforts in Congress in the wake of the Arizona shooting, it's unlikely that America will see more gun control laws. In fact, the opposite may happen, at least in Arizona.
Obama has faced little congressional oversight so far, but with House GOP probing into policies ranging from illegal immigration to health care, the president's oversight holiday may be over.
One gun-control measure would limit the number of rounds in a clip to 10. The suspect in the Gabrielle Giffords shooting allegedly had a 30-round clip, allowing him more shots before reloading. Another bill would ban guns within 1,000 feet of some government officials.
President Obama is grateful that quarterback Michael Vick got a second chance after serving jail time for running a dog-fighting business. But commentator Tucker Carlson – a vehement animal-rights activist – said Vick 'should have been executed' for killing dogs.
The bulk of the money will go to the first responders who worked on and after Sept. 11, 2001, at ground zero. President Obama has said he will sign the legislation.
But lawmakers may run out of time before the end of the year. If so, the Sept. 11-related legislation would have to be reintroduced next year.
Rep. Charles Rangel becomes the 23rd member of the House to be censured, Congress's harshest punishment short of expulsion. The vote in favor of censure was 333 to 79.
International police agency Interpol has issued a 'red notice' for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange as officials seek ways to detain him.
Glenn Beck's attacks on the Tides Foundation are being linked to a heavily-armed man's attempt to assassinate the progressive organization's employees. Rhetoric has consequences, critics say.