January 8, 2013 The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the primary enforcer of the nation's gun laws, but advocates and former ATF officials say agents face legal restrictions that limit their effectiveness. In addition, the agency has been without a permanent director for years.
January 8, 2013 The "discussion" was quite loud — because of syndicated radio host Jones — when he went on CNN to talk about guns and gun laws.
January 8, 2013 Myrlie Evers-Williams will deliver the invocation at President Obama's inauguration, reportedly becoming the first woman, and someone other than clergy, to say the prayer that precedes the ceremonial oath of office. The ceremony will take place on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 8, 2013 When children are gunned down in their classrooms, the former congresswoman says, it's time for change. Two years ago, she was shot and seriously wounded by a gunman who went on to kill six people and wound another 12.
January 8, 2013 Yes, we know, RG III got hurt and the Redskins are gone. But ScuttleButton is back! You gotta keep things in perspective.
January 7, 2013 President Obama wants Nebraska Republican Chuck Hagel to run the Pentagon. Hagel's confirmation would put four men with close ties from their Senate days at the center of the nation's foreign policy and national security policymaking. And that's something Obama is willing to fight for.
January 7, 2013 Looking to follow the example of last year's Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, some conservative groups are trying to send a message to Washington about gun laws. It's the same date as the National Day of Service that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the weekend of President Obama's inauguration.
January 7, 2013 President Obama has nominated his counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to lead the CIA. Brennan's work with the agency under George W. Bush has been controversial, and he's also drawn criticism for his lead role in the Obama administration's use of unmanned drones.
January 7, 2013 The president is moving to fill two key posts on his national security team. If confirmed, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (a Republican) would lead the Pentagon. John Brennan, the president's counterterrorism adviser, would be at the Central Intelligence Agency.