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Entries for December, 2012


Conservative Judge Makes the Case for Gun Control

The judge who sentenced Jared Lee Loughner to "seven life terms plus 140 years in Federal prison" wrote an op-ed in the LA Times this week calling for stricter gun control. Larry Alan Burns is a gun-owner, a Republican appointee, says he didn't vote for Obama and prefers Fox News ...

Live Video: Obama Makes Statement on the Fiscal Cliff

President Obama is expected to address the "fiscal cliff" this afternoon in the aftermath of the House's failure to pass the GOP "Plan B" proposal. The House has adjourned for the Christmas holiday.

More Guns, More Violence... Is There a Connection?

Mother Jones posted a piece back after the Aurora shootings that has now been updated in light of the Sandy Hook murders that happened on Friday. Their point -- the country now has 300 million guns in circulation; up from 200 million in 1995. At the same time, there's a ...

Gabby Giffords' Husband Calls for Gun Reform, Enforcement

Verbatim statement today from Captain Mark Kelly, husband of Gabrielle Giffords: I just woke up in my hotel room in Beijing, China to learn that another mass shooting has taken place - this time at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT. My thoughts and prayers are with the families ...

Updated Video: See Obama Address on Connecticut Shooting

President Obama plans to deliver a statement on the Connecticut school shooting at 2:15 p.m. Central time. Here's the White House's YouTube version:

Groupon Promotes Gun Course

Cited without comment due to today's biggest story ...

Closures on Portion of North State Street

Construction of a skybridge will close part of North State periodically.

Women's Progress Nonexistent at the Top

"Once again the needle barely budged for women aspiring to top business leadership."

Are You Having Mortgage Troubles?

Attend a free event to help distressed homeowners at risk of foreclosure.

What inspires you?

For our Question o' the Week this week, we asked a simple question in social media. We got an amazing line-up of answers in 24 hours. Please feel free to log in and post your answers below as well. Lindsey Lee My kids. So cheesy, but true... Jason Stanfield Great ...