This photo taken May 10, 2013 shows Cody Wilson holding what he calls a Liberator pistol that was completely made on a 3-D-printer at his home in Austin, Texas. Congress is extending a ban on plastic firearms that can slip past airport and school metal detectors and X-ray machines, a bitters…
WASHINGTON — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grad…
WASHINGTON — The American public is unusually pessimistic about the direction of the country and increasingly fed up with Washington gridlock, a sour mood reflected in the worst disapproval ratings for President Obama since he took office nearly five years ago.
The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View:
NEW YORK — A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel walks into a building to meet with troops at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Hagel spoke with troops and thanked them for being deployed for the holidays. (AP PhotoMark Wilson, Pool)
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is offering troops a rare glimmer of hope about the department's financial woes.
WASHINGTON — President Obama is bringing a former top aide with deep ties to Congress back to the White House to help get his health-care overhaul back on track after a bungled rollout.
Survivor Sterling Cale, left, and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer were among the 2,500 people who attended the ceremony to honor those killed in the early-morning attack on Pearl Harbor and military installations on the island of Oahu on Dec. 7, 1941.
Pearl Harbor survivors watch a vintage World War II airplane fly over Pearl Harbor at the ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the bombing attack.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — About 50 survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor paused Saturday at the site to honor those killed and remember the moment that plunged the U.S. into World War II.
A protest at the Mexican Senate is framed by a banner showing Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, an oil-reform opponent.
MEXICO CITY — A Mexico senate committee on Saturday proposed opening the country’s beleaguered, state-run oil sector to greater private investment.
WASHINGTON — Barring uncharacteristically swift work by Congress, more than a million victims of the recession will lose long-term employment benefits over the holidays, the price of milk could shoot up in late winter and government payments might fall sharply for doctors who treat Medicare …
House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans have tried to resolve differences with Democrats to no avail.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi calls Republicans “unconscionable” for no action on jobless benefits.
President Obama’s speech Tuesday announced the relaunch of his health-care program’s website. But he was also aiming to relaunch his entire second term, which has careened from high ambition to near-catastrophe in less than 11 months.
The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the Washington Post:
WASHINGTON — On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like Amazon.com. Th move is likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales.