A sheriff, Sheriff Lorey, in New York state is urging his constituents to refuse to fill out permits to own a handgun, as demanded by the state, because it is an unconstitutional restriction on the Second Amendment.

House Republicans passed one abortion bill Thursday after abruptly dropping another one earlier in the day.

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a shocking 6,000-page report detailing the systematic abuse of “terror detainees,” yet many are defending the practices, up to torture.

At the monthly “Conversations with Conservatives” event held by the Heritage Foundation in Washington on January 21, Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) expressed disappointment with the newly elected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pessimistic approach to getting House-passed immigration legislation through the Senate. Labrador called on Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) to take the lead in helping get the House bills through the Senate.

A Russian spy ship docked in Havana harbor the day before a U.S. delegation arrived in the Cuban capital, signaling Moscow is watching with keen interest the beginning of renewed relations between Washington and the former Soviet satellite in the Caribbean.

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