Astronaut Mark Kelly, who will command the space shuttle Endeavour after all, delivered a powerful message at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. He said something good can come of the Tucson shootings and his wife's struggle for recovery. That's true in Tucson and...in Egypt.
Gabrielle Giffords' husband, who was training for an April space shuttle mission when she was shot, is expected to make a decision about that mission by the middle of next month. Mark Kelly is currently with his wife Gabrielle Giffords in Houston, where she is undergoing rehabilitation.
Several movements are afoot to oust Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. He ignited a national firestorm after the Arizona shooting with comments about political rancor.
Mexican drug traffickers have devised many creative ways of smuggling their products into the US. Along with half-mile tunnels and submarines, catapults are now part of the repertoire.
Pundits aren’t solely to blame for the vitriol. They’re just giving us what we want. New media and the Internet heightened our symbiotic relationship – making everyone a demanding participant and sensational purveyor. To change our discourse we have to be masters, not slaves, to the cycle.
Bills to ban high-capacity gun ammunition clips and close the 'gun show loophole' have been introduced in Congress. The Tucson shootings demand a courageous effort by lawmakers to pass this legislation.
Senator Richard Lugar (R) of Indiana, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discussed Chinese President Hu Jintao's degree of control over the Chinese military, the consequences of US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, and Tea Party opposition to his reelection in 2012 at a Jan. 18 Monitor breakfast.
President Obama did not mention several hot-button topics during the State of the Union, such as abortion. But given the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., gun control was notable in its absence.
The Utah House passed a measure to make the Browning M1911 semiautomatic the state gun in honor of Utahn John Browning. Critics question the wisdom of having a state gun.