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President Obama responds to petitions calling for gun control, says he believes in second amendment

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“I can’t do it alone. I need your help,” Obama told Americans who signed the petitions demanding that the White House tackle the issues of gun control and mental health care. [Read More]

Gavin Newsom: Legalize marijuana

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Christmas came early to marijuana activists — and please, no open flames close to their tree — in the form of a big fat present from California Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom. Did you catch what Gavin, who said he is not a pot smoker himself, said in Friday’s NYT in a story about the Times? […] [Read More]

Code Pink strikes again — disrupts big NRA press conference (VIDEO)

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San Francisco-based Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin has struck again — this time disrupting the highly anticipated National Rifle Association press conference Friday starring NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre. It was an embarrassing moment for the NRA, which for the first time delivered a public response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut which killed […] [Read More]

NRA’s big announcement: Put guns in ‘every school that wants it’

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The embattled National Rifle Association today stuck to its guns — in the hands of “good guys’’ — as the best answer to school shootings such as the one in Newtown, Conn., that took 26 lives. Speaking at a long-anticipated news conference, NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre was not in the least bit defensive […] [Read More]

Lead by key angel investor, Silicon Valley flexes clout in gun debate

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What would happen if Silicon Valley’s social media, start-up and high tech insiders begin marshaling brainpower and collective clout for tougher gun controls in the wake of the tragic Newtown shootings? We may soon find out, thanks to a new effort headed by San Francisco Bay Area angel investor Ron Conway – who hit on […] [Read More]
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Obama’s gun control road ahead: Half of Congress has received cash from NRA

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As President Obama continues to lay the groundwork for whatever gun control proposals he wants to launch through Congress, here’s what he’s up against: half of the current House members have received a campaign contribution from the National Rifle Association; 47 percent of the 435 members got some cash during the 2012 campaign. Over in […] [Read More]

“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]