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Biden: White House Will Take Action on Gun Control

The vice president pledged Wednesday that the White House will take action on gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

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Obama’s ‘Worst Day’ as President, Bachmann’s Surprising Honor, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the company that would rather pay a daily $1.3 million fine than fund contraceptive coverage and a news magazine’s accidental posting of an obituary of an ex-president who is still alive.

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Kindness in the Face of Horror

We must act forcefully to contain gun violence, and that is a political matter. But a year that ended on notes of heroism in response to natural disaster and endurance in response to human horror brings to mind George H.W. Bush’s challenge: We need to become “a kinder, gentler nation.” That seems a worthy resolution for 2013. 
   

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‘Call Me Crazy,’ NRA Chief Says of Controversial New Gun Proposal

During a Sunday morning appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Wayne LaPierre doubled down on his much-maligned proposal to have armed guards in American schools.

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Gingrich Switches on Gay Marriage, Limbaugh ‘Honored’ for Lies, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including speculation about actor Ben Affleck’s political future and Rachel Maddow’s sounding off on the government’s weak gun regulation efforts.

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Newtown’s Moral Authority for Action

From such horrible tragedies emerge the beginnings of a national movement that shift sanctimonious politicians from talking to acting.

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AP/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks

Will We Forget Newtown’s Kids?

The gun lobby and the weapons merchants are counting on our notoriously short national attention span. They are counting on confusion, obfuscation and the quiet mobilization of allies to create one delay after another.

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Piers Morgan Goes Off on Pro-Gun Guest, Norquist Breaks Anti-Tax Pledge, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why conservatives think Hillary Clinton’s faking a concussion and Time reveals its 2012 Person of the Year.

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The Four Freedoms

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Guns Don’t Kill

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Conservative Writer Blames Sandy Hook Shooting on ‘Feminized Setting’

According to anti-feminist and backward-thinking author Charlotte Allen, the killing spree in Newtown, Conn., could have been avoided if only another man had been there and the setting hadn’t been so “feminized.”

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The NRA Responds to Sandy Hook Shooting, Richard Engel Is Freed, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a serious female contender to become the next defense secretary and Nate Silver’s analysis of gun ownership in America.

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America Reacts

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The Shot Heard Round the World

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Westboro Baptist Church’s Tax-Exempt Status Challenged

Despite its vitriolic activities and protests that are political in nature, the hate group Westboro Baptist Church has somehow managed to keep its IRS tax-exempt status. But after its publicly announced plans to picket the funerals of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, tens of thousands of people have signed petitions hoping to change that.

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First, Get Rid of the Guns

Politicians who are too craven or stupid or ideologically rigid to finally move forward on gun control will have the blood of future victims on their hands.

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AP/Evan Vucci

Now Is the Time

The horror in Newtown, Conn., should shake us out of the cowardice, the fear, the evasion and the opportunism that prevent our political system from acting to curb gun violence.

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Anonymous Hacks, Promises to ‘Destroy’ Westboro Baptist Church

The hacktivist group Anonymous is going after Westboro Baptist Church after members of the Topeka, Kan., religious hate group announced plans to protest at Sandy Hook Elementary School after the massacre that claimed the lives of 28 people, including 20 children.

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Is This the Most Inappropriate Reaction to Sandy Hook School Shooting?

Oregon state Rep. Dennis Richardson sent an email the day of the Connecticut massacre explaining how most of the kids who were killed that day “would still be alive” if he had been a principal or a teacher at the school.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 READ MORE


Robert Scheer on the Connecticut School Shooting and Gun Control

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Truthdig’s editor-in-chief weighed in on gun control laws, the powerful weapons lobby and the possible renewal of the assault weapons ban during an extended interview on “The Sunday Show with Philip Maldari.”

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Feinstein to Introduce Gun Legislation, Boehner Proposes Tax Hike, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an update on Hillary Clinton’s health scare, why a pizza chain founder is suing the Obama administration and what Stephen Colbert is doing with the rest of his super PAC money.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 READ MORE


Watch: ‘SNL’ Honors Connecticut School Shooting Victims

“Saturday Night Live” deviated from its traditional comedic cold open to pay tribute to the children and adults who lost their lives in Friday’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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GOP Lawmaker’s Solution to Preventing Mass Shootings: More Guns

Some Democrats have publicly advocated for tighter gun control laws in the aftermath of Friday’s shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and eight adults dead. But according to Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, the way to prevent such massacres from happening is to have more Americans carry firearms.

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The Future of Gun Control in the Aftermath of Sandy Hook

As a result of a grotesque confluence of cultural iconography celebrating the virtues of an armed citizenry, political cowardice in the face of pro-gun lobbies like the NRA, and a judiciary that has redefined the meaning of the Second Amendment, we have become a nation bereft of effective gun control, reduced to waiting for the next firearm fueled massacre.

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AP/Julio Cortez

Questions I Ask Myself About the Connecticut School Shooting

Why do U.S. cable news networks intensively cover these mass shootings, making it the only story for a day or two and prying into every detail of them, when they aren’t interested in preventing them from happening again through banning semiautomatic weapons?

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks

Dear God! When Will It Stop?

Once again we are faced with unspeakable horror from gun violence and once again we are reminded that there is no safe harbor for our children. How young do the victims have to be and how many children need to die before we stop the proliferation of guns in our nation and the killing of innocents?

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Mike Huckabee Blames Connecticut Shooting on Separation of Church and State

How does one explain the massacre of 20 children at a school in Connecticut? Madness? A society that values gun rights ahead of human life? No. The answer, according to former Arkansas governor and Fox News commentator Mike Huckabee, is the secularization of schools.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 READ MORE


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