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New York Post:
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.
Sheldon Alberts / The Hill:
Boehner calls for GOP ‘discussion’ on guns  —  Republicans need to “have a discussion on guns” in the wake of last week's grade-school massacre in Newtown, Conn., Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told his conference Tuesday.  —  Speaking to his troops at a closed-door meeting in the Capitol …
Discussion: Mediaite, Hot Air, The Hill and The Caucus
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Bob McDonnell: Consider guns for school officials
Amy Hunter / WTOP.com:
McDonnell: It's time to discuss arming school officials
Discussion: Washington Post
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” …
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Michigan Gov. Snyder vetoes concealed gun bill
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Michigan's Republican Governor Vetoes Concealed Gun Bill, Cites Sandy Hook Shooting
Gov. Rick Snyder / Detroit Free Press:
Snyder vetoes concealed weapons bill
Chad Livengood / detroitnews.com:
Snyder vetoes Michigan concealed weapons bill
Discussion: msnbc.com and Post Politics
SOM - State of Michigan:
Snyder vetoes concealed pistol bill, OKs process to streamline purchases
Discussion: msnbc.com
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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James Rosen / Fox News:
NRA to ‘push back’ soon, schedules news conference
Discussion: Daily Kos
Cass R. Sunstein / Bloomberg:
Gun Debate Must Avoid Crazy 2nd Amendment Claims
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 …
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Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Benghazi probe faults ‘systemic failures’ at State Department
Discussion: Reuters
Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
Conservatives Think Hillary Clinton Is Faking Her Concussion  —  Do you hear that faint sound?  It's the grumbling of conservative pundits who are now churning out a theory that Hillary Clinton is lying about her concussion to avoid having to testify about Benghazi.  Clinton had a concussion recently, her team said Saturday.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, NewsMax.com and CNN
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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 …
Austin Wright / Politico:
Flouting veto threat, conferees finish defense bill  —  House and Senate negotiators on Tuesday agreed to a final version of the defense authorization bill, keeping in place several provisions President Barack Obama had objected to when he threatened to veto earlier versions of the legislation.
Discussion: Lawfare
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Bloomberg:
AmEx's Chenault Said to Be Discussed for Treasury Post  —  White House officials have approached American Express Co. (AXP) Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault about joining President Barack Obama's second-term administration, possibly as Treasury secretary, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Quartz and Business Insider
ABCNEWS:
The White House is defending President Barack Obama's proposal …
Discussion: Politico
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Times Embarrasses Itself on Guns-Again!  —  It's too bad the members of the New York Times editorial board don't sign their editorials.  If they did, we could ridicule them by name.  The Times, as an institution, has chosen to place ideology above accuracy.
Discussion: Quartz
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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 …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Israel Matzav
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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 …
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
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
No, Instagram can't sell your photos: what the new terms of service really mean  —  Turns out no one really trusts Facebook after all  —  You agree that a business may pay Instagram to display your photos in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions without any compensation to you.
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
CBS News: ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun Found At Site Where Mexican Beauty Queen Killed  —  WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - A gun found at the scene of a shootout between a Mexican drug cartel and soldiers where a beauty queen died was part of the botched “Fast and Furious” operation, CBS News reports.
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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 …
 
 
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