GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! And together we are, and we shall always be... you, the mistletoe and me. LET'S GO TO PRESS.
Yes, unbelievably, even after Friday's terrible, tragic event, it was a very busy weekend for guns. If you haven't already, please read yesterday's Good Morning, News.
The first child in the Newtown 20 will be laid to rest today. His name is Jack Pinto, and he was 6-years-old.
Ideas for how you can help the families of victims can be found here.
Calling it the worst period of his presidency (and I believe him) President Obama spoke to the inconsolable, grieving parents and townspeople of Newtown saying "these tragedies must end" and that he would "use whatever powers this office holds" to prevent further tragedies. Better hurry: See GMN item #1.
Senator Joe Manchin—the West Virginia gun lover and poster boy for the NRA—has somewhat changed his tune saying that "everything should be on the table" when it comes to making changes to gun laws in the coming months.
More creepy insights have been revealed about the Newtown killer—though it all comes back to our country's abysmal care of the mentally ill.
Newtown has always been very comfortable with guns, according to this report—but gun enthusiasts have been getting crazier there in recent times, and the townspeople were losing the battle to curtail assault weapons.
A Los Angeles man posts death threats directed at area elementary schools on Facebook, and surprise, he did indeed have guns in the house.
Meanwhile in Afghanistan, ten more children are killed when a group of young girls collecting firewood stepped on a landmine.
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley says she appointing GOP Rep. Tim Scott as Sen. Jim McDermott's successor. Scott will be the only African-American member of the Senate.
Following a stomach virus, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became dehydrated, fainted and suffered a concussion. She was not hospitalized.
House Speaker Boehner says he can go along with tax increases on the rich—but will the Republicans go along with him?
Is Syria contemplating an exit strategy? Their VP says that, in the end, they cannot defeat the rebels.
Locally, crazy wind/rain storms last night knocked out power in many areas, especially the city of Forest Grove.
In sports, Damian Lillard gives the Blazers a 95-94 win against the Hornets—check out all the hot live blog action with Blogtown round ball enthusiast Brian Gjurgevich (graciously sitting in for Bobby Roberts)!
Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Heavy showers, sunbreaks, clouds, touch of snow here and there... you know... forever.
And finally, it seems impossible to do a comedy show right now—but Saturday Night Live kicked this weekend's episode off right. Here's their cold open:
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