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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Leahy Chastises Those Linking Boston, Immigration

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is criticizing attempts by some to link the Boston Marathon bombings to legislation to overhaul the U.S. immigration system.

04/22/2013

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: Getty Images)

Source: Immigration Bill Could Exclude Many

A bipartisan immigration bill soon to be introduced in the Senate could exclude hundreds of thousands of immigrants here illegally from ever becoming U.S. citizens, according to a Senate aide with knowledge of the proposals.

04/12/2013

File photo of a gun at an indoor firing range. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate Background Check Debate Starts Next Week

The first hurdle cleared with deceptive ease, the Senate turns to the heart of the battle over curbing gun violence next week when it considers a proposal to expand required federal background checks to gun shows and online firearms sales.

04/12/2013

File photo of Sen. Patrick Leahy. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US Lawmakers Meet With Jailed American In Cuba

US lawmakers have confirmed they visited Alan Gross, an American man whose detention in Cuba has hampered efforts to improve relations between the countries.

02/20/2013

President Barack Obama spoke in Minneapolis today about gun control. (credit: Ben Garvin/Getty Images)

Obama Stands Firm On Gun Control Despite Long Odds

President Barack Obama declared Monday on his first trip outside Washington to promote gun control that a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for purchasers, though he conceded a tough road lay ahead to pass an assault weapons ban over formidable opposition in Congress.

02/04/2013

File photo of Sen. Patrick Leahy, left, being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Leahy To Start Hearings On President’s Gun Plans

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he’ll begin hearings in two weeks on gun safety proposals, as President Barack Obama pushes for fast action.

01/16/2013

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