Political Headlines - March 13, 2013

  • GOP Senate foes mix it up in first debate: A recap of the first debate between the three Republican candidates for the US Senate special election from political reporter Stephanie Ebbert. Topics included immigration, change in Washington and Aaron Swartz. 
  • Gun debate a test for Senator Patrick Leahy: Senator Leahy is the longest-serving member and chairman of the Judiciary Committee, seeking to attempt some type of consensus on the gun control legislation package; he expresses disappointment over the lack of bipartisanship, political correspondent David Uberti reports. 
  • Useful idiots, then and now: Columnist Jeff Jacoby writes about the adulation of left-wing dictators by Western intellectuals, journalists and celebrities - from Stalin to Chavez.