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Remembering Sen. Inouye

Remembering Sen. Inouye

12/20/12 07:00PM

Sen. Daniel Inouye passed away earlier this week after a lifetime of service to his country. Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on Inouye’s many accomplishments,... watch

File Photo: Anton Watson (C) and other children participate in a peace vigil in the Washington Park neighborhood November 30, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.Through the end of October, 436 people were murdered in Chicago, surpassing the 435 murders for all...

In Newtown's shadow, Chicago's bleak gun toll goes on

12/20/12 09:55AM

Her name never made national news. There were no headlines screaming for gun control. There were no teary eyes in the White House. And no one dared utter the obligatory, ‘it’s not supposed to happen here,’ as they so often do when the young and innocent are so tragically taken. Heaven Sutton was seven years old when she was killed last summer, struck by a stray bullet as she sold candy and snow cones in her front yard on the eve of Chicago’s hottest day of the year. read more

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Poll: Will the GOP come around on gun control?

12/19/12 06:32PM

Many Democrats who've joined PoliticsNation this week have argued that the Newtown shootings have caused a fundamental shift in the direction of gun control in this country. The big question is whether or not enough Republicans can be swayed to get something done. read more

A makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters)

How the right would stop another Newtown

12/19/12 04:30PM

Since Friday's Newtown shootings, Republicans and prominent conservatives have joined the national debate on how to prevent this from happening again. Of course, almost no elected Republicans have been willing to discuss gun control. Still, some ideas have been relatively reasonable—ensuring better access to mental health services, for instance, or examining the role of video games and movies in creating a culture of violence. But others have been, um, less so. Here's a quick rundown of some of the more interesting ideas put forward by the right: Put God back in schools read more

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Blumenthal: A 'tectonic' shift in the politics of gun control

12/18/12 07:13PM

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal says the shootings in his home state have created a "tectonic movement politically" that will help get meaningful new gun laws passed in Congress. "I'm confident that we are in a different era when it comes to gun violence prevention," he said on PoliticsNation. "This slaughter of children, really of babies, was so brutal, and so inhumane, horrible, unspeakable, unimaginable until it occurred... that I think it has elicited a different kind of response from the more moderate and thoughtful of Republicans or Democrats." read more

Gun control fight gearing up

Gun control fight gearing up

12/18/12 07:00PM

Democrats are calling for stricter gun laws, and the White House says the president is “actively supportive” of efforts to reinstate an assault weapons ban.... watch

Will new gun laws happen?

Will new gun laws happen?

12/18/12 07:00PM

The NRA removed their Facebook page, but continued an online show called “NRA News” that featured conservatives calling to insist that new gun laws won’t... watch

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