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The Oak Tree Gun Club in Santa Clarita, Calif., had iP1 smart pistols available for firing. (Armatix)
Michael S. Rosenwald
After criticism from gun rights groups, a Southern California business renounced its association with the nation’s first smart gun, which contains electronic chips to prevent unintentional use.
A plane hit a fish while taking off, which is apparently a thing that can happen (in Florida, obviously)
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Here are some of the best — and at times downright strange — moments from the gathering of conservative activists.
Judging by CPAC, you’d think Rick Perry was one of the favorites in 2016.
The two men don’t like each other. But their feud is about more than just that.
North Carolina’s voucher program is on hold after the judge granted a preliminary injunction. This opinion is non-crazy, but it still leaves the path open to vouchers by other means.
Milton Wolf, a distant cousin of the president, tries to revive his flagging primary challenge to Sen. Roberts.
Howard Schneider and Holly Yeager
Business groups begin quiet lobby on Russia sanctions, to avoid footing the bill on their own.
(Don’t include groups defined by line of business or by profession, such as common carriers, military, or military contractors.)
Ralph S. Clem
Data from the 2001 census shows that outside of Crimea, almost all of the counties and cities have a plurality of Ukrainians.
What did each agency cut under the sequester?
Talk about a quick turnaround.
LinkedIn combines the politics of job seeking with the nuances of networking, so it’s no wonder some people are stumped about the right etiquette.
The DNC and RNC are not what they once were.
The state Senate passed a compromise that will expand Medicaid -- for now.
Thoughts on a study by two economists that finds that people get more conservative after winning the lottery.
The irony behind the administration’s latest effort to achieve ‘educational equity.’
Karen DeYoung and Anne Gearan
By nearly every measure, the recent recovery lags behind the previous four.
There are several plausible approaches to judging the morality of secession. But none of them can justify the current attempt to detach Crimea from Ukraine.
Sean Sullivan and Jeff Simon
The congresswoman and Senate candidate chats Hawaii cuisine, frequent flyer miles and Hawaii’s divided Democratic Party.
Marlene Laruelle and Sean Roberts
For the leaders of the central Asian states, events in Ukraine must be provoking multiple and somewhat contradictory anxieties.
A generation that’s less attached to traditional institutions is gaining political power.
One of my more obscure constitutional law interests is the constitutional law of boats.
There are a lot of state constitutional law theories that would restrict vouchers in some way -- and they’re not all based on religion.
Meet Ketchum, Russia’s PR firm in the U.S..
Use shampoo, lotion or soap? Product regulations haven’t changed since 1938.
The state House has five days to act on a bill similar to the one Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed last week.
As the president tries to promote his health-care law, he is grilled on immigration issues.
Mary C. Curtis
As the solemn season of Lent begins, a survey shows a desire and expectation for change.
Innovation isn’t a zero-sum game. Both China and the United States can win.
Erik Gartzke and Yonatan Lupu
By seeking only to protect themselves from the consequences of politics, investors attach to political action costs that are not easily ignored by politicians. Even Putin.
The District sees biggest jump in participation in federal free breakfast program, far above national average.
When teenagers start trading sleep time for screen time, it can have some serious consequences.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
By declaring President Carter dead, Donald Trump wins Loop Quote of the Week
The Senate confirmed U.S. drug czar and a former Seattle police chief Gil Kerlikowske to head Customs and Border Protection.
The Lone Star state leads the nation in creation of jobs at all pay levels, too
I’ll be in Austin shortly covering SXSW. Stay tuned for coverage!
Juliet Eilperin and Scott Clement
Although many see environmental risks, 65 percent favor building oil pipeline from Canada to U.S.
A brief tribute to Sarah Tran, a young and promising SMU law professor who recently passed away after a courageous struggle with leukemia.
A top FDA official says cosmetics companies are trying to undercut the government’s regulatory authority.
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