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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.
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
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and CNN
Gov. Rick Snyder / Detroit Free Press:
Snyder vetoes concealed weapons bill
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Bob McDonnell: Consider guns for school officials
Discussion: CNN, Shakesville and msnbc.com
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Michigan Gov. Snyder To Veto Bill Allowing Guns In Schools
PR Newswire:
Cerberus Capital Management Statement Regarding Freedom Group, Inc.
Chad Livengood / detroitnews.com:
Snyder vetoes Michigan concealed weapons bill
Discussion: msnbc.com and Post Politics
Amy Hunter / WTOP.com:
McDonnell: It's time to discuss arming school officials
Discussion: Washington Post
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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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Dick Durbin: No cut in Social Security benefits  —  This may cheer liberals who are worried that the White House is giving too much ground to Republicans by proposing “Chained CPI” for Social Security as part of a final fiscal cliff deal — in effect agreeing to a cut in Social Security benefits.
ABCNEWS:
The White House is defending President Barack Obama's proposal …
Discussion: Politico
Justin Sink / The Hill:
President Obama to push assault weapons ban in second term
Discussion: protein wisdom
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
White House: Obama would support new gun laws
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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Dylan Byers / Politico:
NRA News has already addressed Newtown  —  In the wake of last week's shooting in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association went silent — almost.  —  While the NRA has not responded to media inquiries and stopped all social media activity, NRA News, a show owned and operated by the NRA, has continued to broadcast online.
Washington Wire:   NRA Statement on Newtown School Shootings
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: Israel Matzav and The Daily Caller
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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
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 …
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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Sharyl Attkisson / CBS News:
Fast and Furious gun found at Mexican crime scene
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 …
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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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 …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Snyder's popularity plummets  —  Just last month when we took a first look at the 2014 landscape we talked about how much Rick Snyder had improved his popularity during his second year in office and how he led a generic Democrat for reelection by 6 points, even as Barack Obama won the state comfortably.
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 …
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 …
Steven Nelson / US News:
South Carolina Lawmakers Propose 5-Year Jail Sentence for ‘Obamacare’ Implementation  —  Federal officials could face fines and jail terms under proposed legislation  —  Nullification is yet again picking up steam in Dixie.  —  Pursuing an archaic legal theory that punctuated pre-Civil War disputes between …
 
 
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Party Identity in a Gun Cabinet
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Sarah Torre / The Heritage Foundation:
Flawed Violence Against Women Act Could Become Next Lame-Duck Fight
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New York Times:
Gunmen Kill Anti-Polio Workers in Attacks in Pakistan
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Josh Reynolds / Boston Globe:
Poll focus suggests Edward Markey has more than passing interest in Senate special election
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Adam Weinstein / Mother Jones:
Do Your Senators Support an Assault Weapons Ban?
SOM - State of Michigan:
Snyder vetoes concealed pistol bill, OKs process to streamline purchases
Discussion: BuzzFeed and msnbc.com
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