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Even with increasing violence, there’s little enthusiasm for gun control

Even with increasing violence, there’s little enthusiasm for gun control

Gun control advocates sputter at their own impotence. The National Rifle Association is politically ascendant. And Barack Obama’s White House pledges to safeguard the Second Amendment in its first official response to the deaths of at least 12 people in a mass shooting at a new Batman movie screening in suburban Denver. Once, every highly […]

Colorado massacre puts damper on campaign rhetoric

Colorado massacre puts damper on campaign rhetoric

The deadly shootings at a movie theater in Colorado have briefly silenced the presidential campaign, prompting both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to cut short their schedules and pull advertising in the state out of respect for the victims and their families. Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address […]

Movie theater massacre will spur debate over, but little change in, gun laws

Movie theater massacre will spur debate over, but little change in, gun laws

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is a member of a coalition called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, but when he issued a statement expressing shock and horror on Friday after a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, he had nothing to say about gun control. Neither did President Barack Obama nor his Republican rival Mitt Romney, […]

Panetta, angry over leaks, orders Pentagon to monitor media

Panetta, angry over leaks, orders Pentagon to monitor media

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered senior Pentagon officials on Thursday to begin monitoring major U.S. news media for disclosures of classified information in an effort to stop the release of government secrets after a series of high-profile leaks. The announcement came hours after Panetta and other senior defense officials appeared before a closed-door hearing of […]

Did Ron Paul call on Romney to release his tax returns or not? That is the question

Did Ron Paul call on Romney to release his tax returns or not?  That is the question

Ron Paul, the last Republican challenger to presumptive nominee Mitt Romney appeared to have a message for the former Massachusetts governor:  Stop stalling and release your tax returns. Or did he? Romney has refused to release tax returns than 2010 and has come under fire from both the campaign of incumbent President Barack Obama and […]

Romney on the attack as tax return debate haunts his campaign

Romney on the attack as tax return debate haunts his campaign

Mitt Romney plans to stay on the attack in the race for the White House, but growing pressure from across the political spectrum to release his personal tax returns threatens to stunt the Republican presidential candidate’s momentum as he courts voters across key Midwestern battlegrounds. The former Massachusetts governor takes his fight against President Barack […]

States could face blowback if they reject Obamacare

States could face blowback if they reject Obamacare

For Gov. Rick Perry, saying “no” to the federal health care law could also mean turning away up to 1.3 million Texans, nearly half the uninsured people who could be newly eligible for coverage in his state. Gov. Chris Christie not only would be saying “no” to President Barack Obama, but to as many as […]