The Weekend That Was (Updated)
A reminder: There will be no morning memo and no “Here and Now” tomorrow or Tuesday. Both will resume on Boxing Day (Wednesday). I hope you’re enjoying the holiday with family and friends. A few headlines…
With the fiscal cliff looming, all sides have retreated to their respective corners to regroup until Christmas. President Obama is celebrating as he usually does – on a family vacation in his native Hawaii.
During an appearance on “Meet the Press,” NRA VP Wayne LaPierre was openly dismissive of a task force led by VP Joe Biden that is examining ways to reduce gun violence.
LaPierre doubled down on the NRA’s controversial two-headed bid to arm all security guards in schools and vowed to block any effort to tighten America’s gun laws.
The Rev. Al Sharpton has vowed to organize a protest against the NRA and gun manufacturers that will kick off with a rally at the influential lobbying group’s Washington headquarters next month.
Harlem Children’s Zone President and CEO Geoffrey Canada recalls years of burying young NYC residents killed by handgun violence.
Sen. Cathy Young predicts school safety will be a “major topic of discussion and action” in Albany next year.
Over the weekend, Newtown laid to rest the last of the children killed in the Sandy Hook massacre.
In Western New York and throughout the nation, guns similar to Lanza’s killer weapon – described by police as an “assault-type” AR-15 Bushmaster rifle – have been selling like hotcakes ever since the shooting.
Newtown shooter Adam Lanza’s older brother, Ryan, insists he’s a victim. UPDATE: Apparently, someone was posing as Ryan Lanza on Facebook, and the NY Post fell for it. The family says Ryan Lanza has posted no statements about his brother.
Police strategies for dealing with school shootings changed after Columbine.
The Franklin County DA is planning a gun buyback program in response to the Newtown tragedy.
Tagg Romney says his father, Mitt, “wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life.”
For the second consecutive year, a showdown between New York City’s largest union for school bus drivers and City Hall is threatening to strip 150,000 public school students of transportation just after the holidays.
Voting 91 to 1, Democrats and Republicans in the US Senate came together on a crucially important motion to end debate on the Sandy relief bill and scheduled a vote next week.
Bloomberg’s Rapid Repairs program is not getting rave reviews on Staten Island.
New York’s four Democratic mayoral candidates flew to Ohio at the request of the teacher’s union president, Michael Mulgrewm because they’re all angling for his endorsement.
Sen. Andy Lanza is disappointed that Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed his bill that would have included NYC in the Catskill Regional OTB,and is vowing to push the measure again next year.
LIPA has spent billions of ratepayers’ dollars on “questionable” deals, according to Newsday.
The NY Post wants the FBI to investigate Rep. Greg Meeks after the House Ethics Committee cut short its probe of a $40,000 loan he received from a friend but never reported.
AG Eric Schneiderman has launched an investigation into for-profit telemarketers that raise money for charity.
Untaxed cigarettes reportedly headed for sale on Ganienkeh Mohawk land in Altona thanks to a Washington-based company are part of a lawsuit filed by Schneiderman’s office.
Staten Island attorney and GOP county chairman Robert J. Scamardella hopes Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver resigns in 2013.
Storm-battered state parks are trying to stretch their tight budgets.
Loyal Republican – and pontential 2013 NYC mayoral candidate – Joe Lhota, and his wife, Tamara, a GOP fundraiser, gave most, but not all, of their campaign contributions to Republicans.
A federal magistrate in Florida issued an order Friday that directs Albany County DA David Soares to pay $29,731 in legal fees to the operators of a former Orlando pharmacy.
Peter DiTommaso, a of imprisoned former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik, is facing prison time himself after a Bronx jury found him guilty of perjury.
Legendary advertising guru Jerry Della Femina is the latest Hamptons fat cat to unload his East End spread at the precipice of the dreaded fiscal cliff.
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