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Name: Maria Hond
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Hometown: Chicago
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Republican debate: Did anyone notice that Rand Paul called out Christie for the bridge closure?

Rand Paul said it matter of factly, as if it was beyond reproach and Christie did not challenge the assertion? So that would be the truth, not the watered down version that we keep hearing that we don't know for sure if Christie knew about the bridge closings?

And what does this say about this former hero of the republican party? He would be so nasty to risk commuter lives for a personal vendetta against a mayor?

Congress Poised To Keep Banning Gun Violence Research

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of a school shooting in Oregon this fall, it briefly appeared that Congress was willing to reconsider its two-decade ban on the use of taxpayer dollars to research the health impact of gun violence.

There was nothing particularly different about the moment, sad as that may be. The death toll was high, with nine people murdered at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. But school shootings have happened with regularity for years. And even in the wake of worse instances of gun violence, there were no serious efforts to undo the ban that prevents the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting gun-related research.

What was different this fall was that gun control advocates prioritized reversing the research ban (perhaps recognizing that their other objectives were futile). Moreover, presidential candidates as ideologically asymmetrical as Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson said it was time to reconsider it. But perhaps most symbolically, the original author of the ban, former Rep. Jay Dickey (R-Ark.), called on lawmakers to undo it.

I have regrets, he told The Huffington Post in October.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/congress-gun-violence-research_5671bde3e4b0688701dbee36
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