Political Headlines - December 18, 2012

  • Patrick renewing push for tougher Mass. gun laws: Governor Patrick and other gun control advocates are renewing their push for tougher gun laws in the aftermath of the massacre at a Conn. elementary school. Globe reporters Milton J. Valencia and Michael Levenson outline.



  • Common ground on gunsIn the wake of Newtown, a big question is whether gun owners can change - something that would require a different rhetoric, and a different culture. Globe columnist Joanna Weiss reports.


  • 'Benghazi Show' jumps the shark: Republicans had a good point, at first. It was crucial to investigate an attack that killed four Americans, including an ambassador. But there is such a thing as overkill. Globe columnist Farah Stockman writes.