Illinois Senate Democrats advanced legislation late Wednesday to restrict semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines, pressing forward with new gun control measures in the waning days of the session over the objections of firearms groups.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other Northeastern Republicans are furious at their fellow GOPers in the House for not swiftly putting through a pork-laden Senate bill that began as a Hurricane Sandy emergency relief package and ended up as a $60 billion monument to congressional logrolling.
At least 25 of the House's 233 Republicans are said to have reservations about voting John Boehner in for another term as speaker, Fox News has learned -- a number significant enough to tee up a potential drama on the floor after the new Congress is seated Thursday afternoon.
Delaware taxpayers appear to be getting soaked twice under a deal in which the Democratic governor lent $21.5 million to a hybrid electric carmaker to set up shop in the state. The company has yet to produce a car in Delaware, and taxpayers are footing the electric bill for the idle plant.