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Gabrielle Giffords: A powerful voice for gun congrol

Gabrielle Giffords: A powerful voice for gun congrol

Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation’s latest school shooting. They are here to talk political strategy, but Giffords doesn’t say much. She doesn’t have to. The 43-year-old Democrat has become the face of […]

Gun control advocates struggle to win over reluctant Democrats

Gun control advocates struggle to win over reluctant Democrats

  It would seem a lobbyist’s dream: rounding up votes for a proposal backed by more than 8 in 10 people in polls. Yet, gun control supporters are struggling to win over moderate Democrats in their drive to push expanded background checks for firearms purchasers through the Senate next month. Backed by a $12 million […]

Bloomberg group launches $12 million anti-gun ad campaign

Bloomberg group launches $12 million anti-gun ad campaign

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who thinks the nation’s violence ills can only be cured with tougher gun control laws, is bankrolling a $12 million national advertising campaign aimed at key members in the U.S. Senate. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns TV spots will feature a rifle-toting hunter vowing to protect the right to […]

Illinois voters to the National Rifle Association: ‘Go to hell’

Illinois voters to the National Rifle Association:  ‘Go to hell’

Before the special election primary in late February to select a Democratic candidate to run for the seat  to replace disgraced Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., few political pundits gave Robin Kelly much of a chance. In a crowded field of candidates, Kelly ran against two high-profile candidates with “A” ratings from the gun-touting National Rifle […]

Ed Koch, New York’s colorful former mayor, dead at 88

Ed Koch, New York’s colorful former mayor, dead at 88

Ed Koch‘s favorite moment as mayor of New York City, fittingly, involved yelling. Suddenly inspired to do something brash about the rare transit strike that crippled the city in 1980, he strode down to the Brooklyn Bridge to encourage commuters who were forced to walk to work instead of jumping aboard subway trains and buses. […]

Rangel becomes major headache for Democrats

Rangel becomes major headache for Democrats

Friends and political allies of embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel are noticeably quiet after the disclosure that the 40-year House veteran and dean of the New York congressional delegation may face serious charges from a House ethics panel. Rangel, 80, told reporters Friday that he looked forward to a public airing of the charges next week […]

Feds probe security lapses in terror suspect arrest

Feds probe security lapses in terror suspect arrest

The government Tuesday probed how the Pakistani-American suspect in the failed New York car bombing was able to board a plane in an escape bid — despite apparently being on a no-fly list. Faisal Shahzad was sitting on an Emirates Airlines flight on Monday night in New York as it headed towards the runway, when […]