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On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the Connecticut school shooting, the White House and congressional leaders vowed to continue pushing for new gun controls — but the aftermath of recent mass shootings suggests such an effort is easier said than done.
Located next to a tattoo parlor, Paul Paradis' small gun shop doesn't look like anyone's idea of a sophisticated political machine.
Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas fired back Thursday night at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign against lawmakers like himself who helped shoot down tighter gun control laws.
The Secret Service on Thursday said a suspicious letter mailed to President Obama was similar to letters suspected of being laced with the deadly poison ricin sent last week to New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his gun control group.
The national debate over gun control has spilled over into New Hampshire where Sen. Kelly Ayotte is defending her vote against stricter gun laws and deriding the Mayors Against Illegal Guns group that is attacking her as carpetbaggers who don't understand her state's voters.
The federal judge presiding over civil rights challenges to the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department has no doubt where she stands with the government.
Be careful what you wish for, the saying goes, because you might get it. Until recently, gun-fearing Senate Democrats were positively giddy about getting access to the deep pockets of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund.
Hollywood's Michael Moore couldn't gush enough about New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's nationwide push for gun control.
Big Apple Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his band of rabid gun snatchers have targeted their victims, taken them hostage and will start bumping them off one by one. Time for negotiation has passed.
Stand aside, privacy-rights protectionists. The bombings in Boston prove the nation needs to change how it interprets the Constitution to give government greater power to protect citizens, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said.
New York City could become the first place in America to put restrictions on smoking in line with drinking laws by raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products.
The president raged. The mayor of New York frothed. Joe Biden cried. But at the end of the day, common sense prevailed. The Senate killed the effort to unreasonably expand background checks for buyers of guns.
If City Council has its way, businesses in the Big Apple will no longer be able to check job applicants' credit histories as a means of deciding whom to hire.
A recent study by a group of researchers at the University of California at San Diego may blow a hole right through New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's theory on soda contributing to obesity.
President Obama and I have very different notions of what a family is. For liberals, the family can apparently be everything from "Heather Has Two Mommies" to "Daddy's Roommate" to Hillary Rodham Clinton's "It Takes a Village." In the opinion of electoral majorities in Kansas and 40 other states, however, that does not a family make.
"If I'm running a campaign in Arkansas, no matter the party, I wouldn't mind being able to pick a fight with some New Yorkers. And I say that as a New Yorker, too," he said.
Mr. Bloomberg said he wasn't angry and that the letters won't deter him from his gun control efforts.