CT Essential Politics – Friday 12.21.12

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Op-ed, Analysis and Blogs

Lawmakers Begin Drafting Gun Legislation - Hugh McQuaid, CTNJ
CT’s Complex Relationship With Guns - Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror
Bells Ring This Morning For Newtown - Eileen FitzGerald, Hearst CT
Sandy Hook Shooter Left Little For Investigators to Trace - Courant
Sandy Hook Should Teach Us How To Think - Don Pesci, Red Notes
Mental Illness, Culture Better Targets Than Guns - Chris Powell, JI
Newtown Media Circus Devolves Into Voyeurism - Terry Cowgill, CTNJ
Cafero For Governor? Get In Line - Patrick Scully, Hanging Shad
It’s Morning In CT, Do You Know Your Budget Bill? - Jonathan Pelto
Ayala’s Mother Mum On Residency Scandal - Brian Lockhart, Hearst CT
Labriola Turns Up Heat On Ayala - Daniela Altimari, Courant
State And Nation Look To Spark New Biz Growth - Rob Varnon, Hearst CT
Ending State-Employee Bonuses Costs $ - Z. Janowski, Yankee Institute
NRA Loses A Member (cartoon) - Bob Englehart, Courant

Editorials
A Day Of Mourning Throughout The Land - Norwich Bulletin
President Starts Discussion Nation Needs - The Day
Serious Discussion On School Safety Needed - News Times
After Sandy Hook, A Moment Of Urgency - Register Citizen
CT Deficit Measure A Temporary Solution At Best - Republican American

Video/Audio Feed

Capitol Watch: Calling it “gun safety,” Rep. Jim Himes Wednesday joined Democratic colleagues and called for legislation to outlaw assault magazines. Himes also supports reinstating the assault weapons ban and legislation to close loopholes that allow the purchase of a gun without a background check.

USDOE: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was in Newtown yesterday.


CT Talking (audio)
: Political commentator and columnist Terry Cowgill of CTDevilsadvocate.com, joined CTTalking host Dan Lovallo to discuss the tragic school shootings in Newtown on Friday.


WTNH-News8: Gov. Dannel Malloy addresses an interfaith service in Newtown Sunday evening. Colin McEnroe Show (audio): How Should Media Cover Mass Murder? Face The State: Flashback >> RIP Arnold Dean.
Face The State: Part 1 >> Sen Joe Lieberman reflects on his years in the U.S. Senate. Face The State: Part 2 >> Sen Joe Lieberman reflects on his years in the U.S. Senate. Where We Live (audio): Host John Dankosky interviews Gov. Dannel Malloy.

SUNDAY TALK SHOW LINE-UP
DUBY MCDOWELL – THE LAUREL

THIS WEEK ON WHERE WE LIVE
JOHN DANKOSKY – WNPR

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