Harry Reid http://www.kunc.org en House Ties Government Funding To One-Year Obamacare Delay http://www.kunc.org/post/house-ties-government-funding-one-year-obamacare-delay <strong>Updated at 12:24 a.m. ET Sunday </strong><p>The House voted early Sunday to tie government funding to a one-year delay in implementing Obamacare, sending the dispute back to the Senate, where it is certain to get a frosty reception. The House measure also repeals the Affordable Care Act's tax on medical devices.<p>But with a government shutdown looming at midnight Monday, the White House said President Obama would veto the House bill, on the unlikely chance it made it through the Senate. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 17:07:00 +0000 50156 at http://www.kunc.org House Ties Government Funding To One-Year Obamacare Delay NSA Surveillance Fails To Rile Congress http://www.kunc.org/post/nsa-surveillance-fails-rile-congress President Obama says he welcomes a debate about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. So far, there's not much sign of one happening, at least on Capitol Hill.<p>Leading members of Congress remain largely supportive of the effort to "protect America," as some senators have characterized broad tracking of Internet and phone activity.<p>House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, called Edward Snowden, the source of leaks about the NSA activities, a "traitor." Rep. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:35:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 45720 at http://www.kunc.org NSA Surveillance Fails To Rile Congress Sen. Reid Threatens Nuclear Option To Confirm Nominees http://www.kunc.org/post/sen-reid-threatens-nuclear-option-confirm-nominees Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning. Let's look at one area where Congress can exert its authority over the White House. We're talking about confirmation votes. A batch of President Obama's nominees are heading out of committee and onto a vote by the full Senate. Tue, 28 May 2013 08:57:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 44918 at http://www.kunc.org In New Poll, Support For Stricter Gun Control Law Drops Since Newtown Shootings http://www.kunc.org/post/new-poll-support-stricter-gun-control-law-drops-newtown-shootings In the months following <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/167276841/shootings-in-newtown-conn">the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/14/169371967/as-polls-show-support-for-gun-control-calif-gun-show-is-a-hit">polls showed greater support for stricter gun control laws</a>.<p><a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57576248/poll-support-for-stricter-gun-control-wanes/">A new CBS News poll released today</a>, however, finds that growth has deflated back to pre-Newtown levels. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:08:00 +0000 42061 at http://www.kunc.org In New Poll, Support For Stricter Gun Control Law Drops Since Newtown Shootings Assault Weapons Ban Is Gun Debate's First Casualty http://www.kunc.org/post/assault-weapons-ban-gun-debates-first-casualty The prospects of an assault weapons ban emerging as part of any post-Newtown gun control law looks highly unlikely after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opted not to include it in a Democratic proposal to be offered on the Senate floor in coming weeks<em>.</em><p>"My understanding is it will not be [part of the base bill]" to be introduced on the Senate floor, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said after meeting with Reid on Monday, according to Politico. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:59:00 +0000 Greg Henderson 41757 at http://www.kunc.org Assault Weapons Ban Is Gun Debate's First Casualty