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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.”

By |2012-12-31T22:15:35-04:00December 29th, 2012|Domestic Issues|Comments Off on Saturday Night News Roundup

Tuesday Evening News Roundup

Tuesday Evening news roundup

From Weather Channel – Hurricane Isaac made its first U.S. landfall along the southeastern Louisiana coast on Tuesday evening and will continue to move very slowly near the Louisiana coast into Wednesday. Since Isaac is moving at a snail’s pace, the hurricane will pound the northern Gulf Coast with storm surge flooding, heavy rainfall, strong winds and possible isolated tornadoes through Wednesday.

From MaddowBlog:

Some RNC drama: “Mitt Romney’s supporters passed new rules governing future primaries over the loud boos of Ron Paul supporters and other conservative activists who had objected to what they said was a power grab by the party’s establishment leaders.”

Good call: “A panel of federal judges threw out Texas redistricting plans Tuesday saying the state failed to show the new political lines would not discriminate against minorities under the Voting Rights Act.”

As if it weren’t bad enough that Romney used Ohio coalminers as a prop, those same workers were required to attend the campaign event and forced to give up a day’s pay.

Akin won’t shut up: “Rep. Todd Akin’s campaign says Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is putting a petty personal grudge ahead of the party’s interest in winning the Missouri Senate seat.”

Senior Romney adviser Ron Kaufman said this morning that, as far as he’s concerned, the Republican presidential nominee “is the Tea Party movement.” I suspect Tea Partiers might disagree.

My friends at the Washington Monthly have released their 2012 College Rankings. I may be biased — I worked at the Monthly for four years, but I consider these rankings the only ones that matter.

The new photos from the Mars Curiosity Rover are truly extraordinary.

And for reasons I don’t understand, Bill O’Reilly has decided it’s his turn to take cheap shots at Sandra Fluke.

By |2012-08-29T19:43:40-04:00August 28th, 2012|Elections, Environment|Comments Off on Tuesday Evening News Roundup

Poor Rod

from the Chicago Tribune

I spent most of the morning on pins and needles. I was a huge Rod Blagojevich fan (read with plenty of sarcasm). He completely flaunted the law, even starred in a reality TV show, not to mention the puzzlement over how he could have even gotten elected to such a high office with no major skills in the first place. (I know – that part sounds a little like Rick Perry.) He just had that special something. As you know, he was railroaded convicted of trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat. So the Feds had a few tapes of him asking what he could get for that seat. That’s nothing… unless a jury of your peers says that it is indeed something. Today, the judge decided that the former Illinois Governor needed to do about 14 years. It is more than time for him to exit the stage.

By |2011-12-07T18:20:22-04:00December 7th, 2011|Legal|Comments Off on Poor Rod
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