The not-so-scary Sequester

Friday may not be doomsday after all. President Obama said as much in a press conference Friday, when he said the sequester is “not apocalypse” but “just dumb.” He said he could not do a “Jedi mind-meld” to convince Republican leaders to avoid it. So Obama is not a Jedi but perhaps the White House  

Himes gets DCCC finance post

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
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Newtown witnesses testify powerfully at assault-weapons ban hearing

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

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Cornyn, Cruz measured in their wording attacking weapons ban

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  

Assault-weapons hearing opens with solemn reference to Newtown victims

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  
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No mitzvah goes unpunished: Whitnum chases Blumenthal

Lee Whitnum has LoJack on Dick Blumenthal. Apparently, it needs a new homing beacon. For five weeks, Whitnum, a disillusioned former Democrat who has publicly and quite controversially condemned
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NASCAR takes a different kind of left turn?

Michael Waltrip will be the sentimental favorite in Sunday’s running of the Daytona 500 for Connecticut. The two-time winner of the “Great American Race” will be driving the No. 26 car as a tribute to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, 20 of them children ages 7 and  
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