Not only do we get to fall off of a cliff this next week, but next week the Texas state legislature gets gaveled back into session.
“They say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are protected. That seems to be their only overriding, unifying theme.”
“’He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to . . . run,’ said Tagg, who worked with his mother, Ann, to persuade his father to seek the presidency. ‘If he could have found someone else to take his place . . . he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.’”
"Sen. Cornyn like most Americans is grieving with the families of the children and innocent individuals killed in Newtown Friday," Sandlin stated in an email. "While there will be a time for policy discussion, out of respect to those families, now is not the time. He has listed various ways to support the community of Newtown on his web site and remains focused on supporting this community in mourning."
“After high-profile shootings, debate over gun control can cause consumer demand for guns to rise, government records have shown. Industry experts say fears that stricter laws will follow such incidents push people to stock up on firearms before regulators can clamp down. But last weekend’s spike in business was unprecedented, gun shop owners in California, Connecticut and North Carolina told HuffPost.”