Story | Mar 27, 2015 | 7:47 PM
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Story | Nov 25, 2013 | 11:40 AMGregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website profiled a Newtown native's "26 Days of Kindness," a simple initiative encouraging people to do one nice thing a day in the 26 days leading up to the first anniversary of the tragedy. Beck, a black-hearted man who is unable to respond to the issue of Sandy Hook with that kind of empathic, non-political sentiment, wrote, "I shall buy my friends who are gun enthusiasts a box of ammunition on days 1-26" on a link to the story posted on Patch site's Facebook page. Both town Republicans (who endorsed him) and Democrats have asked Beck to give up his seat. Beck apologized and called his comments "completely indefensible" but told the Danbury News-Times he won't resign.
Story | Mar 27, 2015 | 11:05 AM
WASHINGTON This is the opportunity Chuck Schumer has been waiting for. The Democrat, who has been building a power base in the U.S. Senate for more than a decade, is the early favorite to take over for party leader Harry Reid, who announced his...
Story | Mar 27, 2015 | 1:17 PM
Sheriff's deputies arranged and gambled on fights between San Francisco jail inmates and told them to lie if they needed medical attention, an official said. Public defender Jeff Adachi, an elected official, said that over the past few weeks at least...
Story | Mar 27, 2015 | 5:05 AM
The other day I was cooling my heels at the immigration office, waiting for my client's naturalization interview. To pass the time, we went over some of the questions on the civics part of the exam, most of which had something to do with politics. At...