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  • Lawmakers Replace Language in Bill That Would Have Defined a Journalist

    10/15/2013 12:58:25 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2013 | Tom Gantert
    Last month, the House reported a bill out of committee that attempted to define who is a journalist. An uproar followed quickly. "After the committee hearing I realized that I had been going about it in the wrong way," said Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton, D-Huntington Woods. "I started to realize that we were dealing with a very profound issue that would have serious ramifications. So I went back to the drawing board." The problematic portion of House Bill 4770 was amended this week and no longer defines who is a journalist. The substitute language was adopted Tuesday, and the bill...
  • Toomey could be key to a deal on guns [time to hit the phones, faxes and emails]

    04/06/2013 4:44:53 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 42 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 4/6/2013 | Jonathan Tamari
    WASHINGTON - Could Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey be a Republican bridge who helps secure a deal on background checks on guns? His office confirmed Friday that Toomey, a strong Second Amendment advocate, was in discussions on pending gun bills that have struggled to gain traction with Republicans and many pro-gun Democrats in the Senate. "Sen. Toomey and his staff are talking to a lot of folks - both in Pennsylvania and in the Capitol - on the issue of guns in the hopes that we get to an approach that works," his spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail. There was no...
  • Dem. Rep. Introduces Bill to Abolish Presidential Term Limits —

    01/06/2013 10:12:27 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 6, 2013 | Madeline Morganstern
    A Democratic congressman on Friday yet again introduced a resolution seeking to repeal the 22nd Amendment, thereby removing the limit on how many terms a president may serve in office. It’s a regular occurrence for longtime Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.), who has introduced similar legislation every Congress going back at least through 2001. The 22nd Amendment bars any president from serving more than two full terms in office. It was passed by Congress in 1947 and ratified in 1951 as a reaction to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s four-term presidency. Amending the Constitution would require the approval of both the House and...
  • A Push for an Obama Third Term: HR 15, 113th Congress...

    01/06/2013 10:04:00 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 36 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | January 4, 2013 | Rep Jose Serrano, D-NY 15th District
    H.J.RES.15 -- Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual... (Introduced in House - IH) HJ 15 IH 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 15 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 4, 2013 Mr. SERRANO introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on...
  • Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduces bill to repeal presidential term limit

    01/06/2013 11:03:32 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 19 replies
    Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) is already looking forward to 2016 and beyond. The congressman yesterday reintroduced a bill to repeal the 22nd amendment establishing term limits for the president.
  • White House Weighs Broad Gun-Control Agenda in Wake of Newtown Shootings

    01/05/2013 3:46:46 PM PST · by kristinn · 142 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 5, 2013 | Philip Rucker
    SNIP A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, the sources said. To sell such changes, the White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses. White House aides...