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Will public opinion polls sway the Supreme Court as it considers two cases related to same-sex marriage? Lyle Denniston looks at how the court has discussed the idea of political pressures in the past.
A Democratic proposal to ban the sale of assault weapons officially ended on Tuesday, when a lack of bipartisan support doomed the ban in the Senate. Also, background checks appear to remain in limbo.
We’re not sure what the Founding Fathers would think about a Washington beltway feud between Democrats and Republicans over the Easter Bunny. But it is happening at least for a few days in a budget-obsessed capital.
Lyle Denniston examines claims that the Second Amendment protects gun-ownership rights extensively and how that jibes with a 2008 Supreme Court decision.
As a potential government creeps slowly up on Congress, the Senate has missed a deadline its leadership set this week to pass funding past March 27th.