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New England News
7:12 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Marathon Bombing Update

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There could be a major break in the Boston Marathon bombing case.

A local politician says investigators are looking for a man seen in department store video surveillance dropping off a bag at the site of the bombings.

And a law enforcement official says authorities have spotted an image of someone who could be a potential suspect in the bombings, but they haven't identified that person.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama is traveling to Boston this morning to pay tribute to the victims in the Boston Marathon bomb attack.

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New England News
6:03 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Obama promoting gun legislation in Connecticut

President Barack Obama is trying to boost the chances of gun legislation that could be in jeopardy this week with a trip to the home state of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Obama is visiting the Connecticut capital of Hartford, where last week the governor signed a law with widespread restrictions on firearms. The Senate could take up national legislation this week.

Obama plans to meet with Sandy Hook families and argue that lawmakers have an obligation to the children killed and other victims of gun violence to act on his proposals.

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New England News
6:37 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Conn. governor signs sweeping gun limits into law

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Connecticut's governor has signed into law some of the country's tightest gun restrictions in response to December's shooting massacre at a Newtown school.

The measure adds more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban and outlaws the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines similar to the ones used by the gunman who killed 26 people inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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New York News
7:36 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Cuomo sees federal budget impact on New Yorkers

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the federal budget fight forcing temporary across-the-board spending cuts will affect New Yorkers including students and seniors.

He says the cuts won't have as big an impact on state government.

The dispute between Democratic President Barack Obama and the Republican-led House over spending cuts and tax increases led to automatic cuts that started Friday.

Cuomo says brinksmanship isn't the way to do business and makes people anxious.

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Hudson Valley News
6:34 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Linking Dr. King's Dream to Obama's Inauguration

Credit Mike Licht,; source: Library of Congress

As President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term today, the nation celebrated the life of civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  And January First marked the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing hundreds of thousands of slaves.  

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Commentary & Opinion
11:52 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Michael Meeropol: The U.S. Dodged a Bullet on Election Day

By all rights, President Barack Obama should have been beaten handily by Mitt Romney.  Usually, an incumbent President wins if the economy is doing well --- think of 1996 when Bill Clinton was re-elected, think of 1972 when Richard Nixon was re-elected.   If the economy is not doing well, an incumbent President loses:  Think of Jimmy Carter in 1980 and George H, W. Bush in 1992.  There are “close calls” in this analysis – the two that come to mind are the successful re-election campaigns of Ronald Reagan in 1984 (which resulted in a landslide victory) and George W.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:32 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Herbert London: Obama's Ship of State Without a Helmsman

This presidential campaign season is a time for clarification. If campaigns have any value over and above the megaphone effect of why one candidate is more desirable than the other, it is the chance to use a campaign as an educational forum. From my perspective, even silence or ambiguity can be revealing. In this season, President Obama has indicated the threat and direction of American foreign policy through ellipses.

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7:11 am
Fri September 7, 2012

The Nation's Washington reporter on Obama's acceptance speech

George Zornick

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with George Nornick, Washington reporter for The Nation magazine, who has been covering the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Akin and the GOP : 8/22/12

Since apologizing earlier this week for his remarks on rape and pregnancy, Republican Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has been rebuked by democrats and republicans alike, with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney saying he should, “Exit the senate race,” and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus telling him, “not to come,” to next week’s Republican National Convention.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – Election 2012 : 8/1/12

With Election Day only about four months away, President Barack Obama and presumed Republican candidate Mitt Romney have kicked their campaigns into high gear.

The week so far seems to be a loser for Romney, who topped the headlines not for suggesting bold policy changes, but for a series of campaign gaffes that called into question his stances on race in America and international relations.

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