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Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control Strategy

Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control StrategyGun control historically has been one of the most divisive issues in Congress, between the parties and even inside the Democratic coalition. Yet some in President Obama's own party say he has put together a gun agenda that is sweeping without being too painful for most Democrats to support.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Gavel Alaska – Starts Next Week

Gavel Alaska – Starts Next WeekJanuary 15 marks the beginning of the Alaska Legislature for this session.  Gavel Alaska will provide “Gavel to Gavel” coverage of the proceedings on 360 North Television and 360north.org.  Before our lawmakers convene, 360north.org and gavelalaska.org will provide a new web interface for getting information, watching meetings and finding proceedings of interest to you in our media archives.  The sites will combine in early January to give you a “one stop” web location for information about Alaska and our government.  Watch for the soon coming changes on gavelalaska.org and 360north.org.  And, join us to watch the first day of the legislative session and the events that surround a new year of coverage of Alaska government.

In Tied Race, Candidate’s Wife Didn’t Vote

Bobby McDonald of Walton, Ky., thought he had a good shot at winning a seat on the city council, so he let his wife sleep past closing time at the polls.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Why Election Day Was Sort Of Like Mother’s Day

Why Election Day Was Sort Of Like Mother’s DayWhen the 113th Congress convenes in January, New Hampshire will have the first-in-the-nation all-female congressional delegation (as well as a female governor). And each of these women started her political career while raising young kids. That got NPR intern Elizabeth Brown thinking about her childhood in the Granite State.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

VIDEO: Obama Tears Up As He Thanks Campaign Staff

"What you guys have done means the work that I'm doing is important. I'm really proud of that. I'm really proud of all of you," the president says just before a tear comes down his right cheek. It's a rare public show of emotion from "no-drama Obama."» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Impersonating The President: From Will Rogers To Obama’s ‘Anger Translator’

Impersonating The President: From Will Rogers To Obama’s ‘Anger Translator’Elizabeth Blair finds that presidential impersonations came and went and then came back again, but it's not always easy to find just the right angle on a sitting president — or a challenger.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

‘Des Moines Register’ Endorses Romney With Eye Toward Economy

The Iowa paper favored Barack Obama for president in 2008 and hasn't endorsed a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1972. "The president's best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short," the Register writes.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Campaign Invokes ’537′ To Get Out The Vote

An Obama campaign ad airing in swing states referencing the 2000 Florida recount uses memorable images of the days following the election to encourage supporters to vote. It calls 537 "the number of votes that changed the course of American history."» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Why Are Elections On Tuesdays?

Why Are Elections On Tuesdays?The answer dates back to the 19th century and involves buggies, the Sabbath and farming.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Debate Takeaway: Little Daylight Between Obama, Romney

Debate Takeaway: Little Daylight Between Obama, RomneyOther takeaways from the debate that was ostensibly about foreign policy: domestic issues; Obama on the attack; a strong but calm Romney; and an appeal to the base.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us