Senate Passes Bill Letting States Tax Online Sales

The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping – for many a largely tax-free frontier – to state sales taxes. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 69 to 27, getting support from Republicans and Democrats alike. But opposition from some...

KTALK Welcomes 2 New Weekday Hosts

KTALK Listeners, give a warm welcome to our new weekday hosts.  Malcolm Out Loud on Wednesday’s at 9:00 am - 10:00 am, and Frank Wuco Thursday’s at 9:00 am – 10:00am.  Malcolm and Frank, welcome to the KTALK Family!!!!

Police Push for Background Checks on Gun Purchases

Law enforcement leaders who met with President Barack Obama Monday urged him to focus on strengthening gun purchase background checks and mental health systems, but did not unify behind his more controversial gun control efforts. The message from sheriffs and police chiefs gathered at the White House reflected the political reality in Congress that the assault...

Immigration Takes Center Stage

Exactly seven days since President Obama’s inauguration, a series of events this week suggests that immigration has the best shot at being the first big legislative action — and potential battle — of 2013 (outside of the budget, of course). Today, a bipartisan group of eight senators (Democrats Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Bob Menendez, and...

Federal Data Base Prevents Mentally Incompetent From Buying Firearms

Utah is now participating in a federal data base that keeps track of Utahns who have been deemed mentally incompetent by the court system, from buying guns. Until recently, the state kept track of this information on its own but did not share it. “Now they will gather the information so everyone has the same information when it becomes available,”...

Dianne Feinstein Introduces An Assault-Weapons Ban in Congress Today.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduces her assault-weapons ban in Congress. There’s also a Senate hearing on mental health and gun violence at 10:00 am ET before the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. And yesterday, the White House announced that Vice President Biden and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) will travel to Richmond, VA to discuss gun violence.