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Himes gets DCCC finance post

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A senior staffer for Rep Jim Himes, D-CT4, confirmed late Wednesday that Himes will serve as finance chair for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the current election cycle. The DCCC will make the announcement Thursday morning. “As the Republican majority once again holds jobs, recovery, and the middle class hostage to extreme ideology, it […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Newtown witnesses testify powerfully at assault-weapons ban hearing

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Continuing coverage of the Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Sen. Feinstein’s proposed assault-weapons ban: The crowd at the hearing, boisterous at other times, was utterly hushed as Newtown’s Neil Heslin, father of 6-year-old Newtown victim Jesse Heslin, testified, the father’s grief pouring across the room like a tsunami wave. Most of the Republican members of the   [Read More]
Categories: gun laws, guns, Newtown

Ten ways you could feel Friday’s $85B federal budget cuts

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Cornyn, Cruz measured in their wording attacking weapons ban

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Continued coverage of the Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Sen. Feinstein’s proposed assault weapons ban: Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, who have been conservative outliers on many issues in the opening days of this Congress, certainly voiced their opposition to an assault-weapons ban, but they showed the political acumen to be much more measured   [Read More]

Assault-weapons hearing opens with solemn reference to Newtown victims

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The Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s hearing on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 opened solemnly, before a packed  hearing room, many of the observers gun-violence victims and law-enforcement personnel from gun-tragedy locations. Feinstein, flanked by a photo of the 26 Newtown victims, opened with a pointed reference to Newtown and the   [Read More]
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