Thursday, January 17, 2013
Rep. Tim Murphy, of Upper St. Clair, says the underlying cause for tragedies like Newtown's is untreated or undertreated mental illness.
Following President Barack Obama's announcement on what he wants to see changed in the wake of the Newtown mass shooting, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) issued the following statement: With the President’s policy recommendations now released, Congress can begin the legislative process of reviewing these proposals with a shared goal of preventing tragedies like Newtown from occurring again. I am approaching this effort with the seriousness the families of Newtown, indeed all families across the nation, deserve from their elected officials and will examine all aspects of the President’s recommendations. But the underlying cause in mass tragedies like Newtown is that the perpetrator had an untreated or undertreated mental illness. I had …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Fear of gun control measures and safety concerns after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings have triggered gun sales.
As some people push for gun control, more stringent background checks on gun buyers or reinstituting the assault weapons ban, others are doing just the opposite—buying guns for the first time, adding more guns to their arsenals or at least stocking up on ammunition. Since 2008, when Barack Obama was first elected president, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States, according to the Kansas City Star—more than were sold in almost seven years before his first election. Nationwide, more than 2.7 million of those checks were recorded for December 2012, according to statistics kept by the FBI. Since late 1998, when federal law began mandating checks for prospective gun buyers, the only other month that exceeded …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden defeat challengers Republican Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 p.m. EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from the president attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Will you tune into the Pittsburgh Steelers game or vice presidential debate Thursday night? Vote in our poll or tell us in the comments section!
Those of us living in Steeler Nation will have a big choice Thursday night: Will you tune into the Steelers game or vice presidential debate? The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Tennessee Titans on the road in a game that will be televised nationally on NFL Network and locally on CW Television. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden will square-off against Congressman Paul Ryan in their only debate that will be televised live on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, PBS and many other stations. AOL also will provide a live stream of the debate on the Internet. The Steelers and Titans kick-off at 8:20 p.m. while the vice presidential debate is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Below is more detailed information and analysis on Thursday night's …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): According to the CPD, "The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The convention committee keeps its full schedule of evening events under wraps, but CNN reports the night will include appearances by Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Kerry Washington and other "surprise" guests.
The Democratic National Convention wraps up Thursday night in Charlotte, NC after President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden accept their nominations for a second term. The convention committee has not released its full schedule of evening events, but the president and vice president are expected to speak during the 10 p.m. hour. CNN reports that actresses Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington will appear and that the Foo Fighters will perform earlier in the evening. The committee has released only its morning and afternoon schedule, which includes caucus meetings until 4 p.m.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Supporters of the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township waited to meet with Vice President Joe Biden.
Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Moon Township Thursday to fly out of the 911th Airlift Wing, where he was met by supporters of the soon-to-be shuttered Air Force Reserve base. Biden appeared at a campaign stop earlier in the day at Youngstown, Ohio's M-7 Technologies factory, where he talked growth in the manufacturing industry and railed against Republican opponent Mitt Romney, according to the Toledo Blade. His motorcade traveled east from the Mahoning Valley to Moon Township's 911th Airlift Wing, where Air Force Two awaited him shortly after 4 p.m. Also waiting for him were supporters of the Moon-based wing, which has been pegged for closure as a part of a Pentagon plan to cut the Air Force's 2013 budget by $8.7 billion. Under …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Area police departments are rolling out sobriety checkpoints and extra DUI patrols.
With all the events happening in and around Pittsburgh this weekend, area police departments want everyone to have fun—but they also want to keep everyone safe. The South Hills Area DUI Task Force, which includes police departments from Bridgeville, Scott, Collier, Mt. Lebanon, Baldwin, South Fayette and Castle Shannon, will increase efforts to find impaired drivers. Heidelberg police will have extra officers out Friday and Saturday nights with roving DUI patrols continuing through 4 a.m. Sunday. The Pittsburgh police will be conducting DUI patrols and managing sobriety checkpoints throughout the City of Pittsburgh this weekend. The Pittsburgh DUI Task Force will have extra officers on patrol looking for impaired drivers over the weekend …