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Obama Weighing Executive Action on Guns

Posted: 01/15/2013 - President Barack Obama is tackling the issue of gun violence by weighing 19 steps that could be taken through executive action alone, congressional officials say.

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Three Month Grace Period on NYC Soda Ban

Updated: 01/15/2013 - Soda sellers in New York City get a three-month grace period from fines if they violate the city's upcoming crackdown on super-sized sugary drinks.

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Gov. Deal Pitches Medicaid Money Fix

Posted: 01/14/2013 - A spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal says the governor is proposing a plan that would allow lawmakers to avoid an explicit vote on whether to extend an expiring hospital industry tax that helps finance Georgia's health care system.

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U.S. Budget Deficit on Track to Hit $1 Trillion

Posted: 01/11/2013 - The U.S. annual budget deficit is on track to reach $1 trillion for a fifth straight year, though government revenue jumped last month as people paid some taxes early to avoid higher rates in 2013.

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Rep. Martha Roby Sworn Into Office

Posted: 01/03/2013 - U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today was sworn into office for her second term in the U.S. House of Representatives on the opening day of the 113th Congress.

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Congress Ushering in New Members, With Old Divide

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Congress ushers in new and old today, with dozens of eager freshmen determined to change Washington and the harsh reality of another stretch of bitterly divided government.

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Bentley: I Would Have Voted No on Fiscal Deal

Posted: 01/02/2013 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said today that he opposed a bill approved by Congress to avert the fiscal cliff, saying the legislation failed to address the nation's deepening debt.

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Rep. Martha Roby Statement on Tax Deal Vote

Updated: 01/02/2013 - U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) released the following statement after voting against a last-minute tax deal crafted by the Senate and Vice President Joe Biden:

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Senate Clears Fiscal Cliff Measure

Updated: 01/01/2013 - The Senate has passed legislation to block the impact of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff.

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President OKs Pay Raise for Congress

Posted: 12/31/2012 - President Obama signed an executive order last week giving Congress a bump in salary, ending a years-long pay freeze for the legislative body.

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`Fiscal Cliff' Disputes Remain as Deadline Nears

Updated: 12/31/2012 - Taxes on the wealthy and Republican demands for budget cuts to pay for Democratic spending proposals were separating the two parties as the deadline for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" has drawn to within hours.

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Ala. Democrats Interviewing for Federal Positions

Posted: 12/28/2012 - The Alabama Democratic Executive Committee will conduct interviews in Montgomery for persons interested in being recommended for appointment to a position in the Obama administration's second term.

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DC Police Investigating 'Meet the Press' Incident

Updated: 12/27/2012 - District of Columbia police say they are investigating an incident in which NBC News reporter David Gregory displayed what he described as a high-capacity ammunition magazine on "Meet the Press."

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Lawmakers Skeptical of Fiscal Cliff Deal in Final Days

Posted: 12/24/2012 - With anxiety rising as the country lurches towards a "fiscal cliff," lawmakers are increasingly skeptical about a possible deal and some predict the best possibility would be a small-scale patch because time is running out before the yearend deadline.

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Gun Control Debate Continues

Posted: 12/24/2012 - Many lawmakers say they're willing to pursue some changes to the nation's gun laws, but adamant opposition from the National Rifle Association has made clear than any such effort will have difficulties.

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