Friday, December 21, 2012
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
In an amazing Friday morning press conference, the National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, Conn. and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of the American family, our …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Want to know how your neighbors voted? We have the results here.
President Obama, Scott Brown, Stephen Lynch and John Rogers were all winners in Norwood Tuesday night when the votes were counted. The Mass. U.S. Senate race was the only one in which Norwood voters did not pick the ultimate winner - choosing Scott Brown over the now Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren. For the U.S. Presidency, town of Norwood voters chose the Obama-Biden ticket over Romney-Ryan by a vote of 8,098 to 6,292. Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, the AP called Massachusetts for Obama, along with with six other east coast states and the District of Columbia. At about 11:15 EST, NBC News called the presidential election for the incumbent Democrat. For the full election results from the town of Norwood, check the table below: Obama-Biden …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the third and last presidential debate on Monday, Oct. 22. Here's how Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats reacted.
Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats both expressed confidence in their candidates after the final presidential debate, with Republicans citing Gov. Mitt Romney projecting an image of a "capable Commander-in-Chief" and Democrats citing President Barack Obama's line about the military having "fewer horses and bayonets" as standout moments: that's the major finding of the Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to local politicos immediately after the debate ended Monday night. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., with CBS' Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer moderating a debate that focused on foreign policy, but regularly delved back into domestic policy differences between the candidates…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The town hall-style debate gave voice to questions from uncommitted voters. Who handled the issues best?
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney were in Long Island, N.Y. Tuesday night, answering questions Tuesday night from voters who said they were still undecided while also managing to go at each other. The questions covered topics that included energy costs, unemployment, immigration, tax codes and more. Wednesday morning, Patch will have flash survey results from Massachusetts political activists and leaders, both Republican and Democratic. But right now, what about you: what do you think? Who would you say 'won' this second presidential debate? Tell us in the comments sections below.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Denver, Colorado. Here's what Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats said about the debate in a flash poll.
Gov.. Mitt Romney won his first debate with President Barack Obama Oct. 3: that's the major finding from Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats immediately after the debate ended on Tuesday night. Local influential Republicans polled in Patch's survey voted 86.2 percent that Romney won by a wide margin, with the remaining 13.8 percent voting that he won by a slim margin. Local influential Democrats voted 19.1 percent that Romney won by a wide margin and 28.6 percent voted that he won by a slim margin, while 19.1 percent voted that Obama won by a slim margin and only 9.5 percent voted that the president won by a wide margin. Another 23.8 percent voted "neutral." Asked who would be the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Did you think President Barack Obama or former Gov. Mitt Romney won the first debate?
The much anticipated first presidential debate is over and the pundits have spoken. But we want to know...who do you think won the debate? Did you like former Gov. Mitt Romney's approach or back what President Barack Obama had to say. Some pundits after the debate praised Romney while criticizing the president for being disinterested and not being prepared. However, others said Obama made great points during the health care debate. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Name: Mr. Barack Hussein Obama Age: 51 Place of residence: Chicago, IL Attended college: Yes College: Columbia University Degree: Bachelor's degree in Political Science Year of graduation: 1983 University: Harvard University Law school Area of research: Juris Doctorate Year of graduation: 1991 Job titles held: Community Organizer, Developing Communities Project President, Harvard Law Review Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Law School Party affiliation: Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: President of the United States Incumbent: Yes First elected: 1996 Previous elective offices: U.S. Senator (Ill.) Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: None. Address: P.O. Box 803638 Chicago, …
Local Democrats and Republicans across Massachusetts discussed Wednesday night's debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in a live chat on Patch.
In the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado, President Barack Obama came out flat while Gov. Mitt Romney had some effective arguments, according to local Democrats and Republicans from across Massachusetts who joined in a Patch live chat during the debate Tuesday night. "Overall, tie goes to Obama," said Democrat Alex Buck. "Romney had a couple good lines, but nothing hugely productive. He looked jittery and possibly his most memorable line was about Big Bird." Reader Tom Sheff added late in the debate, "No defining moment so far, that's for sure." As the debate opened on the economy, Romney took an early upper hand according to the Democrats and Republicans who joined the chat as panelists. "President seemed nervous, and missed …