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“Not some Washington commission,” Obama says of his gun task force

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By CHARLES J. LEWIS President Obama invoked the Newtown school massacre Wednesday in tasking Vice President Joe Biden to come up with ideas on fighting gun violence and in urging House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to make a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. Speaking in the Brady briefing room named for President Ronald Reagan’s [...] [Read More]

Feinstein, McCain protest “Zero Dark Thirty” film depicting CIA torture (VIDEO)

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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein of California is among a trio of lawmakers expressing outrage at film “Zero Dark Thirty” — a strong 2012 Oscar contender — and its fictionalized depiction of the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden. Feinstein was joined Wednesday by Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich. and Senate [...] [Read More]

Connecticut congressman lashes out at Rick Perry, ‘fantasy of testosterone-laden individuals who have blood on their hands’

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By CHARLES J. LEWIS Connecticut congressman Jim Himes today challenged Texas Gov. Rick Perry about his contention that teachers with concealed gun permits should be allowed to carry weapons in schools. Using blunt, evocative language, the Democratic congressman, whose House district is near Newtown, Conn., where 20 students and six educators were murdered last Friday, [...] [Read More]
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Busy year for Schwarzenegger capped with big environmental award

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has had a busy 2012 — a movie, a book, the launch of his USC think tank. Now comes the latest — a plum award for his advocacy work on climate change. Schwarzenegger will receive the award Wednesday from U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York for his work [...] [Read More]