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Politics Vegas weddings trade shotguns for Uzis Vegas weddings trade shotguns for Uzis(Photo Gallery)
One Las Vegas shooting range is selling "take a shot at love" packages that include 50 submachine gun rounds. Another is offering wedding packages in which the bride and groom can pose with Uzis and ammunition belts. And a third invites lovebirds to renew their vows and shoot a paper cutout zombie in the face.
Politics Fact Check: Overreaching in State of Union speech Fact Check: Overreaching in State of Union speech
President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that may be less onerous than he made it sound.
Politics Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, to lead Interior Department Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, to lead Interior Department
President Barack Obama has picked Sally Jewell, a business executive who has earned national recognition for her support of outdoor recreation and habitat conservation, to lead the Interior Department, the White House said Wednesday.
Politics Effort building to change U.S. marijuana laws Effort building to change U.S. marijuana laws
An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a federal pot tax.
Politics Three vie to lead Oregon Republicans back to power Three vie to lead Oregon Republicans back to power
Relegated to the margins of power, the Oregon Republican Party will get a new leader next weekend to take a fresh stab at putting the party on a path back to relevance.
Politics Senate confirms Kerry nomination for State Dept. Senate confirms Kerry nomination for State Dept.
The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Politics House votes to defuse debt limit crisis House votes to defuse debt limit crisis
The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to permit the government to borrow enough money to avoid a first avoid default for at least four months, defusing a crisis looming next month and setting the stage for a springtime debate over taxes, spending and the deficit.
Politics Obama weighing executive action on guns Obama weighing executive action on guns
Facing powerful opposition to sweeping gun regulations, President Barack Obama is weighing 19 steps that could be taken through executive action alone, congressional officials said.
Politics Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA
President Barack Obama announced Monday he will nominate former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, calling him "the leader our troops deserve."