By Larry Margasak, Associated Press
New York area-lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger late Tuesday night after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he was told by the office of Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia that Speaker John Boehner of Ohio had decided to abandon a vote this session.Read more »
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Due to ongoing coverage relating to the tragedy in Newtown, CT - there has been a further schedule change to the airing of Barbra's interview with Piers Morgan. Barring any breaking news, the interview will air on the following dates:
Sunday 23 December.
Tuesday 25 December.
Thursday 27 December.
BarbraStreisand.com will be updated should a further schedule change be necessary.
Thank you all for your patience.
By Barbra Streisand.
The horrible tragedy in Newtown, CT has brought to the forefront a much needed and long overdue national conversation regarding the lack of gun control and mental health services in our country. It makes no sense that automatic and semi automatic weapons are available for public sale. The U.S. has more guns and more gun violence than any other civilized country in the world. And since 2009, the National Alliance on Mental Illness has reported that states have cut more than $1.6 billion in general funds from their state mental health agency budgets.Read more »
By Robert Parry, Consortium News
The American Right is fond of putting itself inside the minds of America's Founders and intuiting what was their "original intent" in writing the U.S. Constitution and its early additions, like the Second Amendment's "right to bear arms." But, surely, James Madison and the others weren't envisioning people with modern weapons mowing down children in a movie theater or a shopping mall or now a kindergarten.Read more »
Written by Liza Long, republished from The Blue ReviewRead more »
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
IN the harrowing aftermath of the school shooting in Connecticut, one thought wells in my mind: Why can’t we regulate guns as seriously as we do cars?
The fundamental reason kids are dying in massacres like this one is not that we have lunatics or criminals — all countries have them — but that we suffer from a political failure to regulate guns.Read more »
By GAIL COLLINS - New York Times.
“I’m sorry,” said Representative Carolyn McCarthy, her voice breaking. “I’m having a really tough time.”
She’s the former nurse from Long Island who ran for Congress in 1996 as a crusader against gun violence after her husband and son were victims of a mass shooting on a commuter train. On Friday morning, McCarthy said, she began her day by giving an interview to a journalist who was writing a general story about “how victims feel when a tragedy happens.”
“And then 15 minutes later, a tragedy happens.”Read more »
Due to the senseless and tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut this morning, Barbra's interview with Piers Morgan will NOT be airing this evening as originally planned. We will alert you for when the interview is rescheduled to air.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families during this painful time.