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Obama Meets With Sandy Hook Relatives

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met Thursday with relatives of the victims of the Connecticut school shooting, who were visiting Washington on the eve of the six-month anniversary of the tragedy to push anew for gun control.

06/13/2013

Jeffrey A Meyer (Courtesy quinnipiac.edu)

Obama Nominates Meyer for Federal Judge in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ President Barack Obama has nominated Quinnipiac University law professor Jeffrey Meyer to serve as a U.S. District Court judge in Connecticut. Meyer’s nomination was announced Friday. U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and […]

06/07/2013

President Barack Obama is accompanied by former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, Vice President Joe Biden and family members of Newtown school shooting victims as he speaks on gun control at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Victim’s Family: Efforts To Lobby Senate ‘Extremely Exhausting’

Emotionally drained and weary family members of the Newtown shooting victims, thrust into a new role as gun control lobbyists, said they’re disappointed but undaunted by the U.S. Senate’s rejection Wednesday of an amendment expanding background checks for gun purchases.

04/18/2013

Lindsey Jacobellis of the USA takes 1st place during the FIS Snowboard World Championships Men's and Women's Snowboardcross on Jan. 18, 2011 in La Molina, Spain. (credit: Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Olympic Athletes: ‘Winter Is In Trouble’

Two winter Olympics medalists from Vermont are among the signers of a letter to President Obama saying that due to climate change “winter is in trouble.”

04/10/2013

US President Barack Obama's motorcade. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomfield Police: Man Pointed BB Gun at President’s Motorcade

A man will be arraigned in court today after he was arrested yesterday by Bloomfield Police for pointing a BB gun at President Barack Obama’s motorcade, which was departing from a visit at the University […]

04/09/2013

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. (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Promoting Gun Control 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.

04/08/2013

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Murphy Denounces Budget Cuts While Visiting Defense Firms

Senator Chris Murphy visited defense contractors Wednesday to denounce what he called damaging automatic federal budget cuts and said he expected smaller contractors in the state to be hit worst.

03/27/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

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Making Sense Of Obama’s Housing Market

Is the Obama administration failing the housing market? Maybe.

03/06/2013

President Obama stated that too many children have been killed as a result of gun violence across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Says Gun Violence Links Deaths Of Children In Chicago And Newtown

President Barack Obama says that every four months, his hometown of Chicago suffers the loss of as many children as were killed in the Connecticut elementary school shooting.

02/15/2013

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