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Star TribuneSen. Al Franken ducks it. Sen. Amy Klobuchar embraces it. This year, both have had their share of national attention and are due for more. As members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Minnesota's U.S. senators have faced the spotlight's glare on...
Usually when a senator suffers a big public defeat, he slinks off to lick his wounds. He rarely retwists the arms that didn't bend his way. Colleagues don't like to be seen switching. Were they horribly mistaken the first time? Don't know what they...
Reuters(Nicholas Wapshott is a Reuters columnist) By Nicholas Wapshott May 10 (Reuters) - In World War Two, the Libyan port of Benghazi was hard fought over, changing hands five times between Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps and the Allied forces. Seventy years on,...
Wayne LaPierre, the mouthpiece of the National Rifle Association, has said it over and over again. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Of course, in his simplicity, he ignores the all-to-human propensity for...
St. Joseph News-Press, Mo.Think about it: How much trouble would it be for the government to take away all of our guns? Think of all the illegal drugs, stolen goods and other illicit things some people have in their homes that the government hasn't found, let alone taken away....
Reuters(Repeats for wider subscribers) By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO, May 7 (Reuters) - In the midst of the bitter national debate on gun violence, gun manufacturers and videogame makers are delicately navigating one of the more peculiar relationships in...
The National Rifle Assn. held its annual convention last weekend in Houston, where conservative pundits like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck railed at efforts to enact tighter gun control measures -- and, as Jon Stewart pointed out Monday on "The Daily Show,"...
Wayne LaPierre told the NRA convention that "Boston proves" gun control is dangerous. This is just more fear-mongering rhetoric -- the same old NRA mantra. Have some more Kool-Aid ... Notice he doesn't say how Boston proves anything about gun control....
Wayne LaPierre's remarks at The NRA enclave come frighteningly close to declaring war on the U.S. government [May 5, news, "We Will Never Surrender, NRA Chief Vows At Meeting"]. They'll "never surrender" and they prefer to "stand and fight"? If that...
HOUSTON — Vowing that “we will never surrender,” the leader of the National Rifle Assn. claimed victory over recently defeated gun control legislation and denounced “political and media” elites for vilifying gun owners and...
Terrorism, whether practiced in the U.S. or overseas, can be defined as a deliberate act of violence to instill fear in a target audience. We fight terrorism when we stay calm but resolute; we abet terrorists when our response is to panic or try to foment...
HOUSTON — On the morning of the first day of the National Rifle Assn. convention, before the doors opened, scores of visitors lined up outside the convention center, part of what organizers expect will be a record crowd. Among them was Tilman...
May 12, 2013 |Story| McClatchy-Tribune
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