It probably won't be as far-reaching as Warren intended when she advocated getting rid of the filibuster because it gives "a veto to the gun industry," but some Republicans -- Collins chief among them -- have long been open to some changes in federal gun laws. … [Read more...] about McConnell says ‘basic arithmetic’ shows Dems can’t kill filibuster. How that hampers these progressive desires
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At first, Biden said that voters did not deserve to know his answer about court-packing before the election, and that they would find out afterwards. Then, at an ABC News town hall earlier this month, Biden suggested that he would provide an answer by Election Day. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden: No Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices, Maybe Move Them to Another Court
The NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup while playing the entire postseason in Canada, then was unable to fully celebrate with hometown fans, who were left to salute the team during a boat parade and outdoor stadium rally that replaced a more traditional-style celebration on the streets of downtown Tampa. … [Read more...] about Bucs fans set to cheer inside, outside Super Bowl stadium
Where do San Francisco residents move to? A total of 203,292 residents migrated out of San Francisco between 1995 and 2000. Not surprisingly, other Bay Area counties were popular destinations. Here's where some of them went. By California County San Mateo 31,052 Alameda 26,642 Contra Costa 16,306 Los Angeles 11,815 Marin 9,617 Solano 4,470 Sonoma 4,359 San Joaquin 3,984 Sacramento 3,959 San Luis Obispo 2,896 By State California 143,980 Washington 5,189 Texas 4,135 Florida 3,006 Nevada 3,902 Oregon 2,719 Arizona 2,533 Source: San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, using U.S. Census Bureau data. The Chronicle … [Read more...] about Lots of toddlers, fewer school-age kids in S.F.
Diana dances with actor John Travolta at the White House in November 1985. Dancing behind Travolta are US President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan. A few years ago, Diana's blue velvet dress -- nicknamed the "Travolta dress" -- was auctioned for 240,000 British pounds ($362,424 US). … [Read more...] about Kristen Stewart set to play Princess Diana in film detailing her split from Prince Charles