Those looking for moderation and sensitivity in the gun control debate probably, by this point, know better than to look to the National Rifle Association.
But even by the standards of what we've heard from the NRA recently, comments made by former NRA president Marion Hammer earlier this week stand out.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Updated: January 4, 2013, 2:07 PM
Sen. Michael Crapo (R-ID) pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge on Friday during an appearance in a Virginia court. A judge ordered the senator to pay a $250 fine and gave him a suspended sentence of 180 days. Crapo's driver's license will be suspended for a year, and he must complete an alcohol safety program.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Michael Gugliotti, chief of police in Waterbury, Conn., decided to stop issuing gun show permits on the day after the nearby Newtown massacre.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
An Arizona political non-profit that spent millions in 2012 supporting Republicans and opposing President Obama told the IRS in September that it would not spend money to influence elections, according to documents obtained by ProPublica.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Here at TPMMuckraker, we've published hundreds of posts covering dozens of storylines over the last year. But not all muck is created equal. Some muck is more compelling, weirder, sadder, more outrageous, and flat more fascinating than other muck. Below, a look at some of the muck that stood out for us in 2012.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)