Gun Control On Biden’s Agenda With Mayors Next Week

With the White House poised to take executive action on new federal regulation of guns in the United States, the point man on those efforts will discuss the issue, and others, next week with the nation’s mayors. Vice President Biden is set to address gun control, as well as other matters, on January 17 in Washington when he addresses a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Biden has been leading the administration’s new efforts to control firearms since the massacre in Newtown, Conn. More than 270 of the nation’s mayors will convene in Washington, in the midst the Presidential Inaugural to meet with congressional leaders and administration officials to push for a balanced approach to deficit reduction and sequestration … Continue reading

‘For Astrid’s Sake’: Reid Blasts GOP On Immigration, As Key Republican Walks Away

Even as he lauded President Obama’s decision to halt deportations of young undocumented immigrants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took his Republican colleagues to task for their inaction on immigration reform. The Nevada Democrat’s remarks come as one key Senate Republican says he is giving up on the issue. Obama last week announced his administration would stop deporting young illegals brought to this country as children. In a floor speech Monday, Reid praised the president’s move as “courageous,” and mentioned by name one of his young constituents, Astrid Silva, brought to the United States by her parents at the age of four. “She doesn’t even remember Mexico, the country where she was born. She speaks perfect English. She was an … Continue reading