One year ago, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, one of the oldest gun-control advocacy groups, began reinventing itself with a focus on public education. It hired a new president, a New York advertising executive with no background in politics; ordered up web videos featuring celebrities; and eased out its vice president, who literally wrote the book on American gun policy.
President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats have run out of time and tools to generate growth as a historic government intervention to rescue the economy runs up against the limits of the November election calendar.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called a news conference today after disclosures that an aide triggered a days-long traffic jam as revenge, a revelation that threatens his national image and possible 2016 presidential run.
President Barack Obama said the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq by year’s end fulfills a promise he made to voters, while Republican presidential challengers called it a sign of U.S. weakness and a strategic mistake.
When President Ronald Reagan led his Republican Party into the 1982 midterm elections during what was then the worst recession since the Great Depression, the fact that his party lost only 26 U.S. House seats was characterized as a victory. President Barack Obama may not be so lucky.
Alberta Premier Alison Redford, who has lobbied the U.S. to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, says her oil-rich Canadian province won’t toughen rules to cut carbon emissions from crude producers until the U.S. takes similar steps.