Saturday Night News Roundup

I would like to reinforce and clarify my thoughts from the other day. I don’t think that any law restricting or regulating guns is going to be perfect. I think that thoughtful regulation should decrease the probability of mass shooting in the future. That’s it.

President George H. W. Bush is out of the ICU. No clue what was really wrong with him. I pray that he continues to improve.

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) points out that we could follow Grover Norquist over the fiscal cliff.

Ed Markey has thrown his hat into the ring for John Kerry’s old Senate seat. He seems to have some growing support.

From Steve:

Assad is still losing friends: “Russia, Syria’s longtime ally, urged the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, on Friday to negotiate with his opponents as further signs emerged that Moscow and other international parties to the conflict were coalescing around the idea of a transitional government as a key to solving the nearly two-year-old Syrian crisis.”

Watering down an already watered down reform effort: “Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Carl Levin (D-MI) on Friday unveiled a bipartisan proposal to change filibuster rules, a scaled back plan to prevent Democrats from using the so-called constitutional option to weaken the minority’s power.”