RFNE 2.8 – New England News, John Brown, and Our Constitution

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders renews his call to pass the 2012 Farm Bill, Maine Republicans select a new party chairman, and Connecticut and Rhode Island seek federal help for disaster relief. On this date in 1859, abolitionist John Brown was hanged for organizing the raid on Harper’s Ferry and in 1867, Charles Dickens made his first US appearance at Tremont Temple in Boston.

December 7, 2012:

*2012 Farm Bill [Full Text: http://www.ag.senate.gov/issues/farm-bill]
*Maine Republicans select a new party chairman
*Connecticut and Rhode Island seek federal help for disaster relief.

Today in New England History:
– 1859, abolitionist John Brown was hanged for organizing the raid on Harper’s Ferry
– 1867, Charles Dickens made his first US appearance at Tremont Temple in Boston.

Commentary:
– Happy Anniversary to Our Constitution, amidst threats from neo-secessionists.