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Adam Lanza's weapons  —  Has technology rendered the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution obsolete?  —  That is, has the application of modern military design to civilian firearms produced a class of weapons too dangerous to be in general circulation?  —  We say: Yes.
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
White House Gets More Specific on Gun Control Measures the President Might Back  —  President Barack Obama walks off stage after delivering a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Michigan Gov. Snyder vetoes concealed gun bill  —  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) vetoed a concealed carry gun bill on Tuesday.  —  The bill would have let concealed gun owners with additional permits carry their weapons in places where it was previously illegal to carry them such as places of worship, bars, schools, and stadiums.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Michigan Gov. Snyder To Veto Bill Allowing Guns In Schools  —  One day before the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the Michigan Legislature passed a bill to specifically allow guns into schools and other “gun-free zones.”  This bill joined a so-called “right-to-work” …
Gov. Rick Snyder / Detroit Free Press:
Snyder vetoes concealed weapons bill
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Bob McDonnell: Consider guns for school officials
Discussion: CNN, msnbc.com and Shakesville
Amy Hunter / WTOP.com:
McDonnell: It's time to discuss arming school officials
Discussion: Washington Post
Chad Livengood / detroitnews.com:
Snyder vetoes Michigan concealed weapons bill
Discussion: msnbc.com and Post Politics
PR Newswire:
Cerberus Capital Management Statement Regarding Freedom Group, Inc.
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Pelosi Backed Boehner's Tax Cut Proposal  —  A new tax on millionaires, if talks fail.  —  Image by Jason Reed / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House John Boehner's “Plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff would cut taxes for incomes under $1 million — a higher threshold than the White House demands …
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ABCNEWS:
The White House is defending President Barack Obama's proposal …
Discussion: Politico
Politico:
John Boehner moving to Plan B on fiscal cliff
BuzzFeed:
NRA Promises “Meaningful” Contributions  —  The gun group breaks its silence.  “We were shocked, saddened, and heartbroken.”  —  National Rifle Association spokesman Andrew Arulanandam emails the first statement from the organization since Friday's massacre in Newtown.
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New York Post:
Hillary Clinton's head fake  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to face a grilling from Congress this week over the terrorist attacks in Benghazi when she started channeling the late poet Shel Silverstein.  —  “I have the measles and the mumps / A gash, a rash and purple bumps …
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New York Times:
Inquiry Into Libya Attack Is Sharply Critical of State Dept.  —  WASHINGTON — An independent inquiry into the attack on the United States diplomatic mission in Libya that killed four Americans on Sept. 11 sharply criticizes the State Department for a lack of seasoned security personnel …
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Senate Republicans May Oppose Hagel SecDef Nomination  —  Senate Republicans signaled Tuesday afternoon that they may put up a fight if Barack Obama nominates former Nebraska Republican senator Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.  —  Asked about Hagel's 2008 statement that the …
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Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Family Research Council Sued For Sexual Harassment, Discrimination … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Family Research Council, William Saunders, Family Research Council Gender Discrimination, Family Research Council Lawsuit, Family Research Council Sexual Harassment, Moira Gaul, Politics News
SOM - State of Michigan:
Snyder vetoes concealed pistol bill, OKs process to streamline purchases  —  LANSING, Mich. - Calling for a more comprehensive review of issues related to gun violence, Gov. Rick Snyder today vetoed legislation that would have allowed concealed pistol license holders who completed additional training …
Discussion: msnbc.com
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Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Michigan's Republican Governor Vetoes Concealed Gun Bill, Cites Sandy Hook Shooting
Thisistwitchy / Twitchy:
University of Rhode Island professor's retweet: Murder anyone who thinks teachers should be armed; Update: Police met with prof  —  Four days ago, Erik Loomis, an assistant professor of American history at the University of Rhode Island, retweeted the above tweet.
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Scott Wong / Politico:
Inouye to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda  —  Sen. Daniel Inouye will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda as early as Thursday, two sources told POLITICO, a rare honor usually reserved for presidents and other historical figures.  —  Inouye, a Hawaii Democrat, died Monday at age 88 from respiratory complications.
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Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
412 US Senators Who Served with Daniel Inouye
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Adam Weinstein / Mother Jones:
Do Your Senators Support an Assault Weapons Ban?  —  Some of the answers may surprise you.  —  Flickr/Brian.ch  —  Barely 48 hours after the Newtown massacre, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced that she'd introduce “a bill to ban assault weapons” on day one of the next congressional session.
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
White House: Obama would support new gun laws
Aaron Hicklin / Out Magazine:
Nate Silver: Person of the Year  —  His forecasts for the 2012 election became the talk of the chattering classes.  Now that he's vanquished his critics, what's next for the brainiac?  —  Photography by Mike McGregor  —  Nate Silver wants to know if I've seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi …
Cass R. Sunstein / Bloomberg:
Gun Debate Must Avoid Crazy 2nd Amendment Claims  —  The rise of the Second Amendment as a serious obstacle to U.S. gun control legislation is astonishingly recent.  —  Its rise is a tribute less to the vision of the Founding Fathers than to the skill, money and power of the contemporary gun-rights movement …
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos  —  In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users' photos without payment or notification.  Oh, and there's no way to opt out.  —  Instagram said today …
Pew Social & Demographic Trends:
A Bipartisan Nation of Beneficiaries  —  OVERVIEW  —  As President Barack Obama negotiates with Republicans in Congress over federal entitlement spending, a new national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that a majority of Americans (55%) have received government benefits from at least …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Party Identity in a Gun Cabinet  —  An American child grows up in a married household in the suburbs.  What are the chances that his family keeps a gun in their home?  —  The probability is considerably higher than residents of New York and other big cities might expect …
 
 
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