(WASHINGTON) -- Dramatic protests that unsettled the nation after the murder of George Floyd in police custody have triggered quiet but growing backlash from state Republican lawmakers who are now pushing legislation to crack down on public demonstrations. At least 90 bills targeting protests have... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The public's priority on enacting new laws to try to address gun violence has waned from its level three years ago, despite continued mass shooting incidents across the country. Fifty percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll prioritize enacting new gun violence... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- For more than 20 years, Americans from all walks of life have been lining up outside Foundry Methodist Church -- just blocks from the White House -- seeking help proving to the government they are who they say they are. "I tried, but... Read More.
(TALLAHASSE, Fla.) -- Following the first recent election cycle where Democrats outpaced Republicans in voting-by-mail, lawmakers in Florida are working down to the wire to make changes to state voting laws. The Florida Senate passed a bill Monday that, in part, limits the use of... Read More.
Will Smith's production company, Westbrook, is officially pulling his upcoming movie out of Georgia over the state's new restrictive voting laws. “At this moment in time, the Nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to eliminate vestiges of institutional racism to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- In the last four months, five states have legalized recreational marijuana, meaning now 30% of the country allows its adult residents to possess and use cannabis. At least two more states are poised to be added to that list following the passage... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- In the two mass shootings that unfolded over the past two weeks in the U.S., both suspected shooters purchased weapons shortly before their attacks.The suspect in the Atlanta-area spa shootings purchased a 9mm... Read More.
By MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As the nation reels from two mass shootings in less than a week, Democratic senators have committed to passing gun control legislation, including an expansion of background check laws.The slim majority that... Read More.
By BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The House late Wednesday night passed a sweeping ethics and voting rights package, first introduced in 2019.The "For the People Act of 2021" is something Democrats say is urgently needed as Republican-controlled state legislatures... Read More.
By BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The House on Wednesday is expected to pass a sweeping ethics and voting rights package first introduced in 2019, one Democrats say is urgently needed as GOP-controlled state legislatures scramble to change voting laws in the... Read More.
BY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — With a new year comes new rules and regulations across the country. State legislatures and local jurisdictions passed hundreds of bills last year on topics ranging from police reform and employment regulations to road safety and... Read More.