By a party line vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senator Dianne Feinstein's "assault weapons" ban on Thursday.
The underlying assumptions of Rep. Paul Ryan's new budget to be unveiled on Tuesday, which include repealing ObamaCare and replacing Medicare, make his promise that the federal budget will be balanced in 10 years highly suspect.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) filibustered the nomination of John Brennan for nearly 13 hours, challenging the president's authority to kill Americans on American soil without due process of law.
During a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, several prominent lawyers testified in favor of the constitutionality of targeted killing of Americans.
The pushback against a national registry of law-abiding gun owners appears to be more than sufficient to kill any such legislation from being enacted, at least for the time being.