Behind the Scenes with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: January 30th 2013

Gabby and Capt. Mark Kelly are the epitome of the term: power couple.  Not in the colloquial version of the term but in the literal interpretation.  This couple intends to have a voice in the gun control debate.  I personally support them and their Americans for Responsible Solutions effort 100%. Related articles Mark Kelly Testifies At… More Behind the Scenes with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: January 30th 2013

Super Bowl Advertisers Release Commercials, Teasers Ahead Of Game Day

I hope they’re as entertaining as last year… The Huffington Post The Super Bowl isn’t even here yet, but some of the ads airing during the game are already out in their entirety. In years past, advertisers guarded their commercials for game day with the utmost secrecy. That’s not the case anymore, as several companies — including… More Super Bowl Advertisers Release Commercials, Teasers Ahead Of Game Day

Fox News’ plummeting ratings: Why the network is struggling

The Week The conservative news outlet is suffering its worst ratings in 12 years In January, Fox News had its worst primetime ratings since 2001 in the all-important age demographic of 25-54, according to new Nielsen data. Furthermore, its total day ratings for the age group fell to their lowest levels since 2008. The grim news for… More Fox News’ plummeting ratings: Why the network is struggling

45,800 Ford workers to get record $8,300 profit-sharing checks

So much for the “Let Detroit go bankrupt…” meme in 2008.  Oh, and add another gold star to the Obama greatest hits list… Detroit News Ford Motor Co.’s record North American profit in 2012 will have a ripple effect on auto communities across the country and especially here in Southeast Michigan. Roughly 45,800 hourly United… More 45,800 Ford workers to get record $8,300 profit-sharing checks

An Emotional Call to Action on Gun Violence (TFC Evening Wrap-up)

What Gabby Said Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot in the head two years ago this month in a shooting that also left six of her constituents dead, including a nine year-old girl. In the wake of the Newtown gun massacre, Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, founded Americans for Responsible Solutions, a group that… More An Emotional Call to Action on Gun Violence (TFC Evening Wrap-up)

Obama’s Favorability Highest Since First Year In Office – ABC/Washington Post Poll

Good news for the POTUS, bad news for Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and their ilk… Addicting Info Seems despite every kind of slime, slam, side-swipe, and sucker-punch, Republicans are hitting dry ground in their continued attempts to demonize and marginalize the President. In fact, according to that latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, the President… More Obama’s Favorability Highest Since First Year In Office – ABC/Washington Post Poll

N.R.A. DEFENDS RIGHT TO OWN POLITICIANS (Andy Borowitz)

The New Yorker In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, National Rifle Association C.E.O. Wayne LaPierre warned that the N.R.A. would vigorously oppose any legislation that “limits the sale, purchase, or ownership of politicians.” “Politicians pose no danger to the public if used correctly,” said Mr. LaPierre, who claims to have over two hundred… More N.R.A. DEFENDS RIGHT TO OWN POLITICIANS (Andy Borowitz)

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Opening Statement (C-SPAN)

Gabby Gifford’s compelling statement in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on gun violence, today: Related articles Gabby Giffords: ‘Too many children are dying. We must do something.’ (dailykos.com) Gabrielle Giffords to testify at gun hearing (wjla.com) Gabrielle Giffords vs. Wayne LaPierre at Senate gun violence hearing (dailykos.com) Gabby Giffords’s opening statement (transcript, video) (washingtonpost.com)… More Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Opening Statement (C-SPAN)

Teenager Who Performed At Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony Is The Latest Victim Of Chicago Gun Violence

Another young life taken over useless gun violence in Chicago… Think Progress Less than two weeks ago, Hadiya Pendleton was leading her classmates in the King College Prep School Marching Band down Pennsylvania Avenue on the afternoon of President Obama’s second inauguration. It would be an opportunity of a lifetime for any 15 year old,… More Teenager Who Performed At Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony Is The Latest Victim Of Chicago Gun Violence