Richard Cowan

Republican Pulls Out His Guns At U.S. Gun-control Hearing

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday objected to a Democratic attempt to advance new limits on gun purchases as one Rebpublican legislator pulled out his handguns at a hearing to complain that they could be banned.

U.S. Senate Democrats Push Abortion-rights Vote, Expected To Fail

Democrats in the U.S. Senate plan were pushing ahead with plans to force a vote on Wednesday on legislation codifying women's rights to abortion nationwide, a protest gesture almost certain to fail ahead of an expected Supreme Court decision to end those protections.

U.S. Senate Set To Confirm Bedoya As FTC Commissioner

Alvaro Bedoya will be confirmed to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission this week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday, giving the agency enough votes to investigate oil companies Democrats say are "gouging" consumers with high gasoline prices.