A look at the day’s political happenings, including Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker’s personal connection with gun violence and the surprising information revealed by the FBI’s internal records on the Occupy movement.
Is it fair to call this a meltdown? The war in Afghanistan—and the media’s lack of interest in it—is certainly a subject worth losing one’s temper over. Rep. Patrick Kennedy had trouble using his indoor voice during Wednesday’s debate in the House.
Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, announced in a video released late Thursday that he won’t be seeking re-election this year. Kennedy doesn’t address the reasons for his decision in his vague video, but he signals his gratitude to the people of Rhode Island and folds in a nice tribute to his dad while he’s at it.