• Sandy Hook Parents Watch As Gun Bill Dies In Congress

    WASHINGTON – A push by the White House and lobbying by the parents of children massacred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School failed Wednesday to convince the Senate to consider a relatively modest gun-control measure: An expansion of background checks for firearms purchases.

    “All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington,” said an emotional President Obama, standing in the Rose Garden with Sandy Hook families.

  • Following President Obama's Lead, Governor Malloy Orders Flags Lowered To Honor Boston Victims

    HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, following a proclamation from President Barack Obama, has ordered US and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the victims of yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon.

  • Francine Wheeler To Give Presidential Weekly Address This Weekend

    Francine Wheeler will be giving the Weekly Address from The White House on Saturday, April 13, 2013, one day before the four-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings.

    Mrs Wheeler and her husband, David, lost their son Ben, 6, on 12/14. They have another son, Nate. 

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced the President's decision to have Mrs Wheeler offer comments on April 13 during this afternoon's press briefing.

    "The President has asked Francine Wheeler .. to speak to the American people in this week's Weekly Address," he said.

  • Obama: ‘Stand Up’ For Our Families

    WEST HARTFORD — Hoping to re-energize pro-gun safety efforts on Capitol Hill, President Obama visited Connecticut on Monday, using this state's sweeping new reforms as a catalyst.

    The president told an audience of thousands that packed the University of Hartford’s Sports Center that gun safety advocates must speak loudly — and immediately — if substantive federal legislation is to have any chance.

  • Obama Honors Fallen Newtown Educators, Staff With Medals

    WASHINGTON — All in all, Bill Sherlach would rather have not been in the ornate East Room of the White House to receive the nation's highest civilian award from President Obama.

    "A total life in obscurity would have been preferable," he said.

  • Police Chief Meets With Obama To Discuss Gun Violence

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe and other law enforcement officials Monday as part of the White House’s policy to reach out to the public in the hopes it pressures Congress to approve gun control measures.