December 16th, 2012
08:48 PM ET
2 years ago

TRANSCRIPT: 'We have wept with you,' Obama says in Newtown speech

(CNN) – President Barack Obama offered the condolences of a nation to the people of Newtown, Connecticut, during a memorial service Sunday night, saying, "All across this land of ours, we have wept with you. ... Newtown, you are not alone."

Saying "we can't accept events like this as routine," Obama said he'll use "whatever power" he has to prevent "more tragedies like" what happened Friday in Newtown, Connecticut, where 26 were killed in a mass school shooting before the gunman killed himself.

"Surely we can do better than this," the president said.

See the full speech after the jump.
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Filed under: Connecticut • President Obama
December 16th, 2012
05:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Gun debate gains traction as some lawmakers say it’s time to act

(CNN) – Lawmakers tend to stay quiet in the immediate aftermath of mass shootings, hoping to avoid attempts to politicize such tragedy.

But two days after the attack that took the lives of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, lawmakers were eager to take on the gun debate Sunday - with many saying a tipping point had finally been reached to pass stricter laws.
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Texas congressman: Principal should have been armed for self-defense
December 16th, 2012
12:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Texas congressman: Principal should have been armed for self-defense

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert said the deadly Connecticut school shooting could have been halted sooner if staff at the school had been equipped with guns.

"I wish to God (the principal) had had an M4 in her office, locked up, so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out … and takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids," the Republican from Texas said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: Connecticut • Gun rights • Louie Gohmert • Texas
December 16th, 2012
10:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Colorado governor points to violence in video games

(CNN) - Violent video games and a "culture of violence" found in the media could be contributing factors to mass shootings, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Sunday.

"There might well be some direct connection between people who have some mental instability and when they go over the edge - they transport themselves, they become part of one of those video games," Hickenlooper said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Perhaps that's why all these assault weapons are used."
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Filed under: Colorado • Connecticut • TV-State of the Union
Connecticut governor wants tougher federal laws
December 16th, 2012
09:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Connecticut governor wants tougher federal laws

(CNN) – Two days after telling more than 20 families they had lost loved ones in one of the nation's deadliest school shootings, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy on Sunday urged stricter gun control legislation at the federal level.

"These are assault weapons. You don't hunt deer with these things," Malloy said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think that's the question that a lot of people are going to have to resolve in their own minds: Where should this line get drawn?"
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Filed under: Connecticut • Dan Malloy • Gun rights • TV-State of the Union
Lawmakers respond in aftermath of Connecticut school shooting
December 14th, 2012
06:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Lawmakers respond in aftermath of Connecticut school shooting

(CNN) – Lawmakers responded with condolences and some called for stricter gun laws in the aftermath of Friday's mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut.

In one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning and opened fire on teachers and students. The dead include 20 children, six adults and the suspected shooter, who was apparently died by his own hand.
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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut
December 14th, 2012
01:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Connecticut figures react to shooting

(CNN) - Public officials reacted to the Friday shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where a law enforcement official said nearly 20 people died, at least 10 of them students.

President Barack Obama's spokesman said he and Obama "feel enormous sympathy" for the families of the children.
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Filed under: Connecticut • Joe Lieberman • President Obama
Murphy defeats McMahon in Connecticut
Chris Murphy was pictured in 2006 campaigning with actor Ben Affleck.
November 6th, 2012
09:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Murphy defeats McMahon in Connecticut

(CNN) - In the closely watched senate race in Connecticut, Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy defeated Republican nominee and professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon, according to a CNN projection.

When the race was called, Murphy led by lopsided 60 percent to 39 percent in early tallying.
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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut • Senate
Connecticut race tight with 20 days to go
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is retiring at the end of this term, and both McMahon and Murphy are seeking to replace him.
October 17th, 2012
12:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Connecticut race tight with 20 days to go

(CNN) - The U.S. Senate race out of Connecticut is all tied up between Rep. Chris Murphy, the Democrat, and Linda McMahon, the Republican, a new poll shows.

The two are vying to replace the retiring Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent Democrat, who is retiring this year after this fourth term in the upper chamber.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Murphy • Connecticut • Linda McMahon
Biden: No 'character' comparison between Obama, Romney
October 13th, 2012
09:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden: No 'character' comparison between Obama, Romney

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday that this presidential election comes down to the two top candidates’ disposition, and on that, there is no comparison.

"Every presidential race always comes down to who the American people think possesses the character and conviction," he said at a fundraiser in Connecticut. "It will not surprise you on that score, I don't even think it's close between President (Barack) Obama and Gov. (Mitt) Romney."
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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut • Debate • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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