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File Photo: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm...

Virginia Governor signs strict voter ID law

03/26/13 11:35AM

Only a day after Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe's veto of a strict voter ID law, Virginia's Republican Governor Bob McDonnell signed into law Tuesday the second major change to voting requirements in just over a year.... read more

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is interviewed in his office at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Beebe said he would prefer that legislators consider Medicaid eligibility questions during this year's regular session...

Arkansas governor vetoes voter ID bill

03/25/13 07:10PM

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a bill Monday that would have required voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, calling the measure "an expensive solution in search of a problem" and arguing that the requirement would burden residents trying to exercise their voting rights.... read more

Harriet Tubman gets recognition with monument

Harriet Tubman gets recognition with monument

03/25/13 06:57PM

As the legendary abolitionist is honored with her own monument in Maryland, Rev. Al Sharpton points out how we must remember the struggles of the past in order to strengthen ourselves for the civil rights battles going on today. watch

Jeb Bush claims Obama hasn’t respected his...

Jeb Bush claims Obama hasn’t respected his brother

03/25/13 06:45PM

The former Florida governor says President Obama hasn’t be as respectful of his brother, former President George W. Bush, as he should have been. But what’s the Bush presidency’s last legacy, and what level of respect does it deserve? Victoria... watch

Obama making progress on his second-term...

Obama making progress on his second-term agenda

03/25/13 06:16PM

With the Supreme Court set to hear two major marriage equality cases and ongoing immigration reform talks, the president may be on the verge of seeing a big shift on two major second term policies. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and Patricia Murphy weigh... watch

Obama ramps up push for gun control

Obama ramps up push for gun control

03/25/13 06:00PM

As pro- and anti-gun money goes head to head over proposed legislation, the president plans to ante up his campaigning efforts for gun control. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., and Maria Teresa Kumar join Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss. watch

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Overwhelming support for background checks in new poll

03/22/13 10:05AM

New polling released Friday shows Americans overwhelmingly support universal background checks for gun sales. According to the Quinnipiac University poll, 88% of Americans nationwide support the measure while only 10% oppose. Support drops negligibly when among gun owners, who support universal checks 85% to 13%. read more