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Adele M. Stan is a weekly columnist for The American Prospect. Follow her on Twitter @addiestan.
Obama Calls for Assault Weapons Ban; Chastises Congress for Serving Gun Lobby
Posted on: Jan 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet
In a White House press event, the president called on gun owners to support gun control, called out opponents for ginning up fear, and signed gun-safety executive orders.
Obama to National Press Corps: 'We Are Not a Deadbeat Nation'
Posted on: Jan 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet
In his last press conference of his first term, the president struck a defiant stance, explaining why he spurned Democrats' pleas for an end run around Congress on the debt ceiling.
Is the Tea Party Over?
Posted on: Jan 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The answer all depends on what you mean by "Tea Party."
Labor Secretary Resigns; Obama's Cabinet Increasingly White and Male
Posted on: Jan 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Hilda Solis is the first Latina to lead a cabinet-level office, and a friend to workers. Will Obama replace her with a woman of color, or continue his trend toward a pale, male brain trust?
Senate Leaders to Work Through Weekend to Avoid Fiscal Spending Cuts
Posted on: Dec 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet
After a White House meeting, Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to work to hammer out a deal before the New Year's witching hour.
D.C. Cops Take Aim At NBC's David Gregory; Gun Nuts Go After CNN's Piers Morgan
Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet
When 'Meet the Press' host Gregory displayed an empty ammo magazine to the cameras in his D.C. TV studio, the local police sicced investigators on him.
Report: Right-Wingers Plot Coup to Oust Boehner As House Speaker
Posted on: Dec 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Is the writing on the wall for Speaker Boehner?
NRA's Bizarre Press Conference: 'More Guns Now!'
Posted on: Dec 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet
In his first appearance since the Sandy Hook shootings, NRA leader Wayne LaPierre rolled out a program to help schools arm "good guys," blaming gun-free school zones, video games and Obama for the tragedy.
How I Gave Up Christmas and Found Serenity
Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Give Christmas the heave ho-ho!
7 States Where Gun Sales Are Surging Since the Sandy Hook School Shootings
Posted on: Dec 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Across the nation, the rush is on to grab assault rifles and large-capacity magazines -- even in Connecticut.
Photos: Progressives March on NRA Headquarters
Posted on: Dec 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet
At a rally called by CREDO Action in the wake of the mass killing of children in Newtown, Conn., progressives demanded changes to the nation's gun laws.
7 Unhinged Right-Wing Responses to Connecticut Massacre
Posted on: Dec 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Before the official count of the dead in the Sandy Hook massacre was released, right-wingers bitterly promoted their guns and religion as the solution.
How Michigan Republicans Caught Labor Off-Guard, Making Law Worse than Wisconsin's
Posted on: Dec 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet
A law that seemed to happen overnight was actually years in the making, but Gov. Snyder's election-year fear of a Koch-funded group may have tipped the balance.
Watch: Teacher Infiltrates ALEC Education Meeting, Confronts Members
Posted on: Dec 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Education activist Sabrina Joy Stevens, a former teacher in the Denver school system, tells right-wing, would-be policymakers how their agenda is destructive to education.
NAACP's Ben Jealous: Koch Brothers Did Us a Favor When They Grabbed for Our Rights and Galvanized Our Community
Posted on: Dec 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The NAACP's youngest-ever president talks to AlterNet about voter suppression, fighting the right and building coalitions.
How Walmart and Other Huge Companies Support Horrific Conditions That Kill Workers
Posted on: Nov 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Retailers look away as the Bangladeshi government stalks, batters and kills seamstresses and labor activists.
Walmart Retaliates Against Black Friday Activists
Posted on: Nov 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet
With its own workers standing up against poverty wages and exploitation, Walmart is siccing the cops on past and present employees, allegedly on false pretenses.
12 Reasons I’m Thankful on Turkey Day 2012: A Political Reporter’s Gratitude List
Posted on: Nov 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Democracy saved (for now), a record number of women senators, queer women arrive, marriage for everybody gains ground, marijuana sanity -- plus that stinkin' election is finally over.
10 Reasons the GOP Is Really Messed Up -- According to Republicans
Posted on: Nov 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet
It's too right-wing. Or not conservative enough. It could be the contempt for voters, or being the Party of Stupid. One thing's for sure: Everybody hates Karl Rove.
Obama Calls Out GOP on Benghazi Smears, Pushes House on Middle-Class Tax Break
Posted on: Nov 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The president addressed climate change, immigration and job creation, and issued a warning to two top GOP senators.
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