dianne feinstein

Climbers stand at summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park (AP Photo)

Bills would expand Yosemite National Park slightly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two members of California’s Congressional delegation have introduced bills that would expand the boundaries of Yosemite National Park for the first time in 70 years.

04/23/2013

Alex Padilla announces candidacy for Secretary of State

PACOIMA (CNS) – Sen. Alex Padilla announced his candidacy for secretary of state today, saying he is seeking to become the state’s chief elections officer to increase voter participation.

04/12/2013

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No assault weapons ban in Democrats’ bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospects for congressional approval of an assault weapons ban appear to be even slimmer, now that Senate Democratic leaders are removing that provision from the firearms legislation the Senate will debate next month.

03/19/2013

James Clapper Jr., US Director of National Intelligence (AP Photo)

Erratic North Korea poses serious threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — An erratic North Korea, with its nuclear weapons and increasingly belligerent tone, poses a serious threat to the US and East Asia nations, the director of National Intelligence warned in the annual accounting of the threats worldwide.

03/12/2013

Neil Heslin

Father of Newtown victim: Ban assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of arguing constitutional fine points and citing rival statistics, senators wrangling over gun control saw and heard the anguish of a bereft father. “I’m not here for the sympathy or the pat on the back,” he said, weeping openly.

02/27/2013

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Gun, ammo bills pending in the Calif. Legislature

(AP) – Lawmakers have introduced or plan to introduce the following bills seeking further restrictions on guns and ammunition this year.

02/14/2013

Md. senators to collect on Super Bowl wager

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland’s U.S. senators are enjoying the spoils of victory following the Baltimore Ravens’ win in the Super Bowl.

02/07/2013

Don Lemon

CNN’s Don Lemon talks about gun control

Yesterday we heard a dramatic appeal from former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as she urged Congress to enact tougher gun control legislation. Listen to this interview with CNN’s Don Lemon.

01/31/2013

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Congress tightens belt, trims spy budget for 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has drastically trimmed the budget for U.S. spies and satellites for 2013, though not quite as deeply as the White House wanted.

12/31/2012

US Senator of Vermont Patrick Leahy (AP Photo)

Leahy sworn in as president pro tempore of Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was sworn in Tuesday as president pro tempore of the Senate. As the longest serving Democrat now in the Senate, Leahy moved to third place in the line of presidential succession.

12/18/2012

Senators want commission to look at mass shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators are calling for a national commission to examine mass shootings in the United States, while a colleague says she’s pushing to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons.

12/16/2012

Petraeus to testify on Benghazi attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that […]

11/14/2012

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