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President Obama today mourned the loss of life in the Connecticut school massacre and issued a call to action. Obama said: “[W]e’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney earlier said it was inappropriate to discuss the politics of gun control so soon after a gunman murdered 26 people — including 20 children — at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. But a visibly upset Obama seemed poised to open the debate sometime soon, suggesting in his remarks that the status quo is unacceptable.
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(For more on the fiscal cliff negotiations check out David’s discussion with Charlie Mitchell, #TAN Editor-in-Chief, in the first half hour of last week’s radio show here or continue on.)
The new grassroots organizing group People’s Relief and local residents have taken control of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in several Coney Island public housing developments where government agencies’ performance has been inadequate or inconsistent, according to multiple resident association presidents, community members and People’s Relief volunteers. (People’s Relief works closely with Occupy Sandy and shares their resources, but is a separate, independent organization.)
TakeActionNews.com, in collaboration with Popvox.com, will offer quick and easy links so you can track and weigh in on all the action in the most important lame-duck session of Congress in a generation.
Occupy Sandy was a “Godsend” for Coney Island public housing residents who were stranded without power, food or water after Hurricane Sandy, according to Deborah Franklin-Reed, the president of the residents association for the public housing development Coney Island houses. Franklin-Reed credited the People’s Relief, field volunteers working with Occupy Sandy, with helping pioneer distribution methods that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is now planning to make available to other public housing developments in Coney Island. Continue Reading
The 112th Congress reconvenes Nov. 13 with nothing less than the fate of the U.S. economy on the line.
In play in November and December: the expiring Bush tax cuts, an expanding alternative minimum tax poised to capture more and more middle class taxpayers, the expiring payroll tax cut that has been a boon to middle class households during the recession, cuts in physician reimbursements under Medicare, and the looming budget “sequestration,” which will automatically cut just under $50 billion in federal spending beginning in January and $500 billion over 10 years.
A new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service largely knocks down assertions by presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republicans that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has initiated a regulatory feeding frenzy under President Obama.