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President Obama: The NRA and it’s Allies Willfully Lied

President Obama: The NRA and it’s Allies Willfully Lied

President Obama:  The NRA and it’s Allies Willfully Lied – Full Text of the Presidents speech following failure of Gun Control Measures in the United States Senate THE PRESIDENT:  A few months ago, in response to too many tragedies — including the shootings of a United States Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, who’s here today, and the murder of 20 innocent schoolchildren and their teachers –- this country took up the cause [...]

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Mr. President, a Few Questions, if I May

By Joe Keck Mr. President, you delivered a speech to The University of Connecticut on gun violence a couple of days ago, and as per that speech, I have some questions I’d like to ask you. For one thing, Mr. President, considering you used the term, “common sense” six times in the course of your address, I ‘d like to ask you exactly what you think ‘common sense’ means? Here [...]

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Mark Kelly Denied AR-15 Rifle Purchase

A Tucson gun store owner has decided to rescind the sale of a military-style rifle to Mark Kelly, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, after Kelly said he had intended the purchase to make a political point about how easy it is to obtain the kind of firearms he’s lobbying Congress to ban. Kelly’s March 5 purchase of an AR-15-style rifle and a 45.-caliber handgun at Diamondback Police [...]

Gabby Giffords Fighting against the Ideological Fringe, I mean Gun Owners

Gabby Giffords Fighting against the Ideological Fringe, I mean Gun Owners

In an Op-ed appearing in USA Today, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords and husband Mike Kelly, call gun owners and constitutional adherents an ideological fringe.  The emphasis on a national conversation should be directed at mental health, our drug society and possibly violence in Hollywood as not one of these mass murderers where members of the Gun Lobby. Giffords and others might want to consider banning blunt objects  (like hammers) as [...]

Democrats Hold on to Gabby Giffords Seat – #AZ08

Democrats Hold on to Gabby Giffords Seat – #AZ08

Democrat Ron Barber, a former aide to Gabrielle Giffords who was injured in the shooting that nearly took the ex-Arizona congresswoman’s life, won the special election to replace her on Tuesday. With 66 percent of precincts reporting, Barber led Republican Jesse Kelly 53 percent to 45 percent. The AP has called the race for Barber. via Former Giffords aide Ron Barber wins special election for her seat Related: Arizona Election [...]

Arizona Election results – 8th Congressional District – June 12, 2012

Arizona Election results – 8th Congressional District – June 12, 2012

Arizona Election results Eighth Congressional District 352 of 352 Precincts Reporting Percent Votes KELLY, JESSE (REP) 45.37% 88,569 BARBER, RON (DEM) 52.02% 101,559 MANOLAKIS, CHARLIE (GRN) 2.30% 4,482 WRITE-IN 0.31% 602 195,212 via AZ – Election Results. via Welcome to StarNet – Tucson, Arizona. Related articles Arizona 8th District Special Election – Kelly (D) vs. Barber (R) – June 12, 2012 – Politisite Political Projections (politisite.com) Arizona Secretary of State [...]

Arizona 8th District Special Election – Kelly (D) vs. Barber (R) – June 12, 2012 – Politisite Political Projections

Arizona 8th District Special Election – Kelly (D) vs. Barber (R) – June 12, 2012 – Politisite Political Projections

Politisite provides projections based on a Momentum modality similar to that used in projecting stock prices. Our modality projects what the election results will look like on election day. Politisite does NOT endorse any candidate during the primary process. Further, we do not receive funding from any political campaign. Having said that, here are our projections for the Arizona Special Election 8th congressional district for June12, 2012 Barber (D)  – [...]

Giffords Aide Ron Barber to Run for Her Seat

Giffords Aide Ron Barber to Run for Her Seat

Ron Barber, a top aide to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D., Ariz.) who was wounded at the same event where the congresswoman was shot a year ago, announced Thursday he’s running to take her place. President Obama greeted Representative Gabrielle Giffords before his State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Ms. Giffords resigned last month after a year of recuperating from being shot in the head during a constituent event. [...]

To know what the president plans to say tonight, take a look at the guest list

To know what the president plans to say tonight, take a look at the guest list

Politisite will release the State of The Union text as soon as we receive it from the White House: All we need to know to know that tax reform will be a prominent part of the president’s speech tonight is that Warren Buffett’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, will be in a box with the First Lady. Bosanek says she couldn’t sleep last night because she’s so excited — even though she [...]

Gabrielle Giffords to Resign from Congress This Week

Gabrielle Giffords to Resign from Congress This Week

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced today that she will resign from Congress, telling supporters in a video, “I have more work to do on my recovery.” The three-term Arizona Democrat, who was shot during a constituent event in Tucson last January, said: “Arizona is my home, always will be. A lot has happened over the past year. We cannot change that. But I know on the issues we fought for we [...]

President Obama call to Representative Gabrielle Giffords on anniversary of shooting in Tucson

President Obama call to Representative Gabrielle Giffords on anniversary of shooting in Tucson

Readout of the President’s call to Representative Gabrielle Giffords  Today, President Obama called Representative Gabrielle Giffords to offer his support in advance of the candlelight vigil commemorating the anniversary of the tragic shooting in Tucson. The President told Rep. Giffords that he and the First Lady keep her, the families of the fallen, and the whole Tucson community in their daily thoughts and prayers and, along with the entire nation, [...]

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords records a message for her Constituents

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords records a message for her Constituents

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in a message recorded to her Southern Arizona constituents, says that she is getting better and is anxious to get back to work representing them. “I’m getting stronger. I’m getting better,” the three-term congresswoman said in the message released today. The congresswoman also said, “I want to get back to work. Representing Arizona is my honor.” The message, which lasts about a minute, was recorded last [...]

Something Good: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Smiling, Talking 11 Months After Shooting

Something Good: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Smiling, Talking 11 Months After Shooting

When Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords woke up in a rehab hospital in Houston weeks after she was shot by her attacker, Giffords stared off into the distance, seemingly unaware of where or who she was. No one knew if she would ever speak or walk again. That moment, so full with hope and despair, was recorded by her husband, Mark Kelly, who documented much of her effort to battle back from [...]

20 most Liberal members of Congress according to Heritage Action Score Card

20 most Liberal members of Congress according to Heritage Action Score Card

With each vote cast in Congress, freedom either advances or recedes. Heritage Action’s new legislative scorecard allows Americans to see whether their Members of Congress are fighting for freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society. The scorecard is comprehensive, covering the full spectrum of conservatism, and includes legislative action on issues both large and small. Heritage Action’s legislative scorecard isn’t graded on a curve – it is tough and we don’t [...]

Note to the Liberal Media over Debt Deal, “To Hell with You People”

Note to the Liberal Media over Debt Deal, “To Hell with You People”

Look, I am past exhausted talking about liberal media bias. It’s real, we all know it, and people who deny it aren’t even fooling themselves. But some things just have to be pointed out. This morning I watched the first 15 minutes of the Today Show. I don’t particularly love or even like the program, but I find it useful to see what the producers think is the big news [...]