2013 marks 50 years of nuclear power generation at Indian Point in Buchanan. Should Indian Point’s operating permits be extended for another 20 years?
Former astronaut Mark Kelly broke news today during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on gun violence — news of a shooting in Arizona. Kelly’s wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot two years ago during a public appearance in Tucson, Ariz. Since then, they have become advocates against gun violence,… Read More →
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., opened a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on gun violence with a call to action. Giffords was shot in the head more than two years ago in Tucson, and since then she and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, have become advocates for gun control…. Read More →
“There is a merit badge for just about everything in Boy Scouts of America, one of the largest private youth organizations in the U.S. — a badge for heritage, culture, family life, first aid and so on. There isn’t yet a badge for taking a stand against anti-gay or anti-lesbian… Read More →
Watch NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Mark Kelly, husband of Gabrielle Giffords, testify this morning at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?” The video streams live here at 10 a.m. Eastern: UPDATE: The live stream has ended. Here is a clip of LaPierre’s testimony:
President Obama speaks at 2:55 p.m. Eastern today on immigration reform, which is also the topic of today’s editorial (“A good start on immigration reform”). Obama’s speech is to be delivered at a Las Vegas event and is being streamed live here. Update: The live event has ended. Watch an… Read More →
The 25 best political cartoons of the week from across Gannett, parent company of The Journal News and LoHud.com, take on Hillary Clinton’s testimony, President Obama’s inauguration, Beyonce’s singing (did she or didn’t she lip synch?) and Michelle Obama’s bangs. More opinion from LoHud.com.
Watch a replay of Vice President Joe Biden’s “Fireside Hangout” discussion on gun violence from this afternoon: During the event, Biden encouraged Americans to speak out on the issue of gun violence and demand change. “Make your voices heard,” he said in a call repeated from President Obama’s inaugural address… Read More →
2:40 p.m. UPDATE: Read a recap of the Connecticut panel’s meeting on lohud.com. PREVIOUS POST: Two discussions on reducing gun violence are happening online today — one featuring experts on the Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings, and the other featuring Vice President Joe Biden. Streaming at 10:30 a.m. on the… Read More →
UPDATE (Jan. 23): Watch a replay of today’s Editorial Spotlight on New York’s levels of government and consolidation. Next on Editorial Spotlight: New York government and ‘home rule’ Join an Editorial Spotlight discussion at 1 p.m. Wednesday on New York’s layers of government and the “home rule” laws and local… Read More →