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Outrage over House GOP walking away from Sandy relief

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Wave after wave of outrage rolled through the House of Representatives, first Tuesday night then Wednesday morning, like the waves crashing against the ruined beaches of Long Island Sound. The House GOP leadership’s decision not to bring the Senate-passed Sandy supplemental relief aid bill to the floor Tuesday night stunned and angered Northeast legislators on both sides of […] [Read More]
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Over the cliff we go

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The House of Representatives prepared to recess late Monday without voting on a tax measure, guaranteeing the nation would go over the much-feared fiscal cliff. The Senate nevertheless remained in session to possibly vote on a deal that reportedly would wipe away Bush-era tax cuts for those earning over $400,000 individually and $450,000 for couples filing […] [Read More]
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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]

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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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]

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]

Will U.S. mayors be the real muscle to get tougher gun laws? (VIDEO)

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson are among a crowd of U.S. mayors now calling on President Obama and the Congress to back California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s renewed efforts toward tougher gun laws in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre.  The mayors, in conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, […] [Read More]