Thursday, January 17, 2013
Rep. Tim Murphy says the underlying cause for tragedies like Newtown's is untreated or undertreated mental illness.
Following President Barack Obama's announcement on what he wants to see changed in the wake of the Newtown mass shooting, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair), who represents Peters Township, issued the following statement: With the President’s policy recommendations now released, Congress can begin the legislative process of reviewing these proposals with a shared goal of preventing tragedies like Newtown from occurring again. I am approaching this effort with the seriousness the families of Newtown, indeed all families across the nation, deserve from their elected officials and will examine all aspects of the President’s recommendations. But the underlying cause in mass tragedies like Newtown is that the perpetrator had an untreated or …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Fear of gun control measures and safety concerns after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings have triggered gun sales.
As some people push for gun control, more stringent background checks on gun buyers or reinstituting the assault weapons ban, others are doing just the opposite—buying guns for the first time, adding more guns to their arsenals or at least stocking up on ammunition. Since 2008, when Barack Obama was first elected president, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States, according to the Kansas City Star—more than were sold in almost seven years before his first election. Nationwide, more than 2.7 million of those checks were recorded for December 2012, according to statistics kept by the FBI. Since late 1998, when federal law began mandating checks for prospective gun buyers, the only other month that exceeded …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden defeat challengers Republican Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 p.m. EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from the president attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Will you tune into the Pittsburgh Steelers game or vice presidential debate Thursday night? Vote in our poll or tell us in the comments section!
Those of us living in Steeler Nation will have a big choice Thursday night: Will you tune into the Steelers game or vice presidential debate? The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Tennessee Titans on the road in a game that will be televised nationally on NFL Network and locally on CW Television. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden will square-off against Congressman Paul Ryan in their only debate that will be televised live on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, PBS and many other stations. AOL also will provide a live stream of the debate on the Internet. The Steelers and Titans kick-off at 8:20 p.m. while the vice presidential debate is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Below is more detailed information and analysis on Thursday night's …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates: According to the CPD, "The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The convention committee keeps its full schedule of evening events under wraps, but CNN reports the night will include appearances by Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Kerry Washington and other "surprise" guests.
The Democratic National Convention wraps up Thursday night in Charlotte, NC after President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden accept their nominations for a second term. The convention committee has not released its full schedule of evening events, but the president and vice president are expected to speak during the 10 p.m. hour. CNN reports that actresses Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington will appear and that the Foo Fighters will perform earlier in the evening. The committee has released only its morning and afternoon schedule, which includes caucus meetings until 4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Four years ago, Obama announced via text message the selection of Joe Biden as his running mate. Romney will utilize technology as well.
Mitt Romney's campaign Tuesday announced the release of a new—free—app, for iPhone and Android, that will serve to break the news of Romney's vice presidential nominee, according to The Washington Post. The Republican presidential candidate is expected to make his decision once he returns to the U.S. and before the Republican National Convention, which kicks off on Aug. 27, the newspaper reports. Rumored to be in the running are Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal—just to name a few. President Barack Obama announced his running mate, Joe Biden, via text message four years ago. Mobile users received his news at 3 a.m. that …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Writer Leah Hillgrove opens up about Saturday's patriotic experience reflecting on the anniversary of Sept. 11 with the families of fallen heroes and the man who lead our country through the attacks: George W. Bush.
Like those alive the day JFK was assassinated, everyone remembers what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001. I was at home rocking my three-week-old son, as I watched in terror and confusion the surreal images on every television channel. I, like many new mothers at the time, wondered what kind of a world I’d brought my child into and I feared life would never feel normal or safe again in our country. We’d been violently thrust into a new era for which we weren’t ready. I felt such fear and I wasn’t even a person actually living the tragedy or one of the family members who lost a loved one on that ill-fated day. Last Saturday, nearly 10 years later, I had the honor of witnessing, in person, the strength and courage of those family members …