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New York lawyer Caitlin Halligan, who was first nominated to the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., almost 2 1/2 years ago, has asked President Obama to withdraw her nomination. As The Times noted in an editorial today, Halligan was the victim...
Vice President Joe Biden, seeking to reinvigorate slowing momentum for gun control legislation, urged Congress on Thursday to be courageous in supporting new laws and insisted that the political risks of supporting such laws were overblown. Biden...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won a state Senate vote to toughen gun controls and make it easier to keep firearms away from the mentally ill, putting New York a step closer to becoming the first to take action after the Newtown school massacre. The bill...
Tags: Long Island, Adam Lanza, Executive Branch, Gun Control, Politics
La familia de Noah Pozner pide nuevas leyes para evitar la violencia escolar, responsabilizar a propietarios de armasEl Hartford CourantLos familiares de Noah Pozner, un niño de 6 años quien murió en el tiroteo de la Escuela Elemental de Sandy Hook, hacen un llamado a la Casa Blanca para que apoyen nuevas leyes federales dirigidas a darles a la policía una alerta temprana de posibles...
Tags: Adam Lanza
ReporterAndrew Goddard has been working to prevent gun violence in Virginia since his son Colin was wounded at Virginia Tech. He says he was incredibly proud when Vice President Joe Biden recognized his son at the Washington ceremony Wednesday. "And when I asked...
In the cease-fire struck between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got second billing to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's role as the prime go-between, and rightly so. But her highly visible hand-holding on both...
The Hartford CourantHenrietta Beckman lost her son, Randy, to gun violence in 2002. Samuel Saylor Sr.'s son, Shane Oliver, was fatally shot in October. Randy and Shane weren't in elementary school, were not white and did not live in the suburban town of Newtown. They...
In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago. The decision of Republican Jim DeMint of South...
As official Washington nervously ponders the approaching fiscal cliff and the potential economic chaos it entails, President Barack Obama faces a precipice of his own in the challenge of making use of his re-election victory. Unless he emerges from...
It would be nice to feel, after one of the most costly and abrasive presidential campaigns in our nation's history, that the fog has cleared from the miasma of the year 2012, revealing bright prospects for a better 2013. It would also be nice to know that...
In the Newtown massacre, as in all such tragic events in a free and open society, both the news and social media went all-out to provide the fullest coverage of what happened and why. The latter is not yet fully known. In too many instances, though, the...
After 24 years in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first and only Jewish politician nominated to a national major party ticket, in 2000, had some advice to his colleagues in a farewell speech Wednesday on the Senate floor. To break the...
Tags: Joe Lieberman, George W. Bush, U.S. Senate, Iraq, Bob Graham
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