Articles by Laura Matthews
- US Immigration Reform: 'Cruel To Use Boston Bombings To Derail Immigrants’ Dream'
April 22 2013 12:26 PM
Sen. Patrick Leahy says America can welcome immigrants without compromising its security.
- What Judiciary Committee Members Are Saying About US Immigration Reform
April 22 2013 11:59 AM
The 2013 immigration bill was unveiled to mixed reviews, some of them from members of the very committee now debating it.
- Bombings Used To Politicize Gun Rights, Immigration Reform
April 19 2013 12:24 PM
Conservative Republicans wasted no time in seizing the Boston suspects' non-American birth as a political tool.
- US Gun Control Debate: How Did The NRA Win? People, Not Money
April 18 2013 5:14 PM
After gun legislation failed in the Senate, the mantra that the NRA is all-powerful came back to life. So did the discussion on why it is.
- Obama: Gun Lobby's Lies Served Its Purpose
April 17 2013 6:24 PM
The president says the failure of the background checks proposal is a "shameful day for Washington."
- Senate Rejects Assault Weapons Ban
April 17 2013 5:48 PM
Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons ban failed to pass in the Senate.
- Background Checks Bill Rejected By US Senate, 54-46
April 17 2013 4:40 PM
Five Democrats voted against background checks, while four Republicans crossed the aisle.
- Immigration Reform News: Read The Full Text Of The 2013 Bill
April 17 2013 3:16 PM
After a few missed deadlines, the immigration reform bill is finally here.
- Sanford Loses NRCC Support in Comeback Bid
April 17 2013 3:05 PM
Mark Sanford will have to figure out how to beat Colbert Busch for House seat on his own.
- Manchin: NRA Lied About Background Checks Bill
April 17 2013 12:13 PM
The Democrat says he is surprised the NRA is claiming his background checks bill will criminalize private transfer of firearms.
- Reid To Vote For Assault Weapons Ban Amendment
April 17 2013 11:35 AM
The Senate majority leader, who had opposed reinstating the 1994 assault weapons ban, says "I chose to vote my conscience" this time.
- Cruz, Grassley To Unveil Alternative Gun Control Plan
April 17 2013 10:56 AM
Along with preserving Second Amendment rights, the measure tackles mental health, gun trafficking, and school safety.