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At least two senators are pushing for cameras at the train tracks — their political response to a deadly derailment outside the Bronx borough of New York that was attributed to a sleepy engineer who entered a curve at three times the posted speed.
Newtown gunman Adam Lanza acted alone in the December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 children and six educators dead but did not have a clear motive for killing his mother, carrying out the school slaughter, and then killing himself, according to a State's Attorney's report released Monday.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, said that he hopes Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard will reinvigorate the debate about gun control on Capitol Hill.
The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology is considering proposals for unbundling cable TV subscriptions.
Yes, there are some very well-heeled lawmakers out there.
Republicans Rand Paul and Peter T. King sparred Sunday over the National Security Agency's domestic-surveillance program, illustrating the party's divide on the federal government's monitoring of private data in the interest of national security.
There is an emerging voter demographic for Democrats to ponder, one that gathers on Sunday with good cheer and deep thoughts: motivated and engaged churchgoers. Consider that 97 percent of theologically conservative pastors are registered voters, and the vast majority are Republicans.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Tuesday the fight for congressional action on gun legislation is far from over while outlining unilateral steps the Obama administration has taken to combat gun violence in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings in December.
Gun control supporters scrambled to find 60 votes to pass expanded background checks on firearms purchases, hoping to sway reluctant senators ahead of a showdown vote.
As he heads to Connecticut on Monday, it's up to President Obama to revive the "sense of urgency" for stronger gun measures, a top Democratic senator said Monday.
Amid deep party-line divisions, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Congress' first post-Newtown gun control bill — a proposal to crack down on gun trafficking and straw purchases meant to circumvent the law — but the panel pushed the toughest work off until next week.
Facebook has agreed to remove some so-called tribute pages related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over concerns they're being used to exploit the tragedy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday.
Facebook offered assurances Monday that the social media site is removing some posts and so-called tribute pages related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over concerns they're being used to exploit the tragedy.
Speaking at a university in Connecticut mere miles from where the December Newtown school shootings took place, Vice President Joseph R. Biden urged legislators across the country Thursday to move on gun control, warning that "there's a moral price to be paid for inaction."
Vice president Joseph R. Biden speaks on gun violence Thursday at conference being hosted just down the road of the December school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said, in The Associated Press report: "I know you're going to hear from Metro-North that there are costs, but the costs of these audio and visual recorders is minuscule, in fact negligible, compared to the hundreds of millions of dollars that this tragic incident will cost Metro-North in the end."