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Newtown police chief tells White House: Ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines

It’s been one month since the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe says it’s time for the White House to ban military-style assault weapons, restrict high-capacity magazines and close loopholes in the background check system. In an interview with NBC’s Michael Isikoff, Kehoe…

Bill Clinton introduces ‘Lincoln’ at Golden Globes

President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at the Golden Globes on Sunday to introduce a clip of Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.” “A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives,” he said. “Winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals…

Andrea Mitchell: White House women ‘are not happy’ about Obama’s cabinet picks

Women in the White House are not pleased with President Obama’s recent cabinet decisions, according to comments by Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, on Sunday’s Meet the Press. While Obama has not announced his picks for all cabinet positions, the ones with notable clout — Secretaries of…

Harris-Perry: Ending drug war may be ‘best gun control measure we can enact’

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests on Sunday discussed whether the best answer to gun violence is ending the “War on Drugs.” About 800 people die every year as a result of gang violence, Harris-Perry said, “a large percentage of which are connected to drug trafficking.” When it comes to gun…

Krugman schools Noonan: Don’t negotiate with Republicans who want to ‘blow up the world’

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday explained to Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan that she was wrong to slam President Barack Obama for not compromising with Republicans on the debt ceiling because you don’t negotiate with “hostage takers” who are trying to “blow up the world economy.” “The…

Marsha Blackburn opposes gun control because of ‘hammers’ and ‘hatchets’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday said that gun control laws were not the answer to mass shootings because hatchets, guns, cars and video games all had a role in violent deaths in the United States. “What I’m hearing is that people want to make certain that — first of…

NRA president calls on gun makers to give him more money

National Rifle Association (NRA) President David Keene admits that that the gun industry funds his organization with generous donations but would like to see even more cash pumped into pro-gun lobbying as opponents try to move forward with efforts to stop mass shootings. “One of the big questions here is…

Larry Pratt: End gun-free zones instead of ‘wasting time’ with background checks

Gun Owners of America Director Larry Pratt on Sunday called for lawmakers to end gun-free zones at schools instead of “wasting out time” with the “false security” of universal background checks. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden told host Chris Wallace that the argument…

CA gun show draws 10,000 people ‘getting ready for the next revolution’

What drew an estimated 10,000 people to a Northern California gun show? Simple. According to one attendee, they’re scared. “Obama wants to take everybody’s guns away,” said Bob Daziel, who stood in line with hundreds on Saturday to get into the Crossroads of The West event in Daly City, California.…

Harris-Perry: Should Obama override the debt ceiling?

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” Harris-Perry discussed possible strategies for President Barack Obama to deal with an obdurate Republican Congress and carry on the business of governing while being obstructed at every turn. She began the segment by saying, “I’m gonna take you back, way back. 1861. During the…

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