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Mayor Bloomberg speaking from Brooklyn on April 11, 2013.
(credit: Edward Reed/Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Praises U.S. Senate For ‘Amazing’ Action On Gun Reform Measure

The mayor said the fact that the question of background checks for gun buyers passed a procedural vote Thursday is a big victory over the National Rifle Association.

04/11/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

With Conn. Gun Control Law In Place, Focus Shifts To Congress To Act

Debate among lawmakers in Washington to implement tighter national gun laws has effectively stalled. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who has worked both sides of the aisle on the issue, said Republicans are unwilling to consider even the basics.

04/04/2013

AR-15 Assault Rifle (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Murphy Disappointed Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Be In Federal Gun Bill

Murphy said he applauds statewide efforts in Connecticut to pass tougher gun laws, but adds Congressional action is the only way to make gun control truly effective.

03/20/2013

U.S. Capitol - Washington, D.C. (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Local Senate Democrats Confident In Reaching Budget Deal This Year

Congress has failed to pass a budget for the last several years but some senate Democrats, including Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal, sense a change in the air.

01/22/2013

Gun (FILE PHOTO/ Clipart.com)

Panel Of Conn. Elected Officials Releases 13-Point Plan On Reducing Gun Violence

Among the initiatives being pushed by the panel are bans on body armor sales, background checks on ammunition purchases and background checks when firearm permits are renewed.

01/16/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Schumer: Coming Bipartisan Measure Will Be ‘Very Tough’ On Illegal Immigration

President Obama will push for a meaningful overhaul of immigration policy in his second term in office, according to senior administration officials and lawmakers.

01/13/2013

Generic Classroom File Photo

Date Violence Education Bill Gets A Hearing

Health teachers in public schools would be required to give age-appropriate instruction.

01/31/2011

President Barack Obama

Obama Announces Bipartisan Pact On Tax Cuts

The President announced a bipartisan agreement on year-end legislation to extend expiring tax cuts and renew jobless benefits as part of a sweeping attempt to strengthen the economic recovery.

12/06/2010

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (credit: CBS 2)

Lawmakers Hold Hearings On N.J. Budget Cuts

Seven New Jersey Assembly panels were scheduled to begin holding hearings Monday on the recently-enacted state budget.

09/13/2010