Two leading gun control supporters in Congress are using the first day of the new session to introduce a ban on high-capacity magazines. Though the measure is unlikely to pass the GOP-controlled House, the move is a sign that gun-control advocates are determined to press their cause in the wake of last month’s Newtown, Conn. school shootings. read more
New Jersey Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone had harsh words for John Boehner less than 24 hours after the speaker reneged on a promise to vote for Sandy aid spending, accusing him of throwing states like his and New York under the bus because they aren't red states.
"I think this is totally because this is New York and New Jersey," he said on PoliticsNation. "Boehner would not have done this if this was a red state. It's because these are blue states." read more
From snickering about "immaculate concussion" to skeptically bemoaning the "Benghazi flu," Clinton's critics have had a lot of disregard and very little concern for the secretary of state's health since a concussion forced her to delay testimony on the Benghazi attacks.
Clinton had been at New York's Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday where she had been under close watch by doctors who had discovered a blood clot between her brain and skull found during a follow-up MRI. read more
In a move angering some within their own party, House Republicans reneged late last night on their promise to take up a multi-billion dollar spending bill to provide aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The bill would have provided $60 billion in relief to areas heavily impacted by the October storm.
A spokesman for Speaker Boehner said in a statement: "The Speaker is committed to getting this bill passed this month." But that reassurance was not enough for many in his own party. read more
This was not supposed to have been an easy year for U.S. liberals. After the Tea Party wave of 2010 and the unprecedented flood of money brought in by the Citizens United ruling, the deck was stacked against many on the left. But liberals fought back and won: this was the year of resilience. read more