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Obama Prepared To Unveil Gun Violence Measures

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

U.S. President Barack Obama will unveil on Wednesday a series of "concrete proposals" to counter gun violence that will include a push for an assault ...

Ted Nugent Blasts 'Psychotic' Obama

Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Rocker and National Rifle Association stalwart Ted Nugent spoke out against President Barack Obama's latest push to address gun violence on Sunday, ca...

Biden Drops Awkward Phrase On Gun Control

Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden met with members of the entertainment and video game industries on Friday in the latest chapter of his effort to craft recomm...

Biden Floats Innovative New Gun Technology

Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE AND ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden says he's interested in technology that would keep a gu...

Duncan Chokes Up Over 'Haunting' Gun Violence: Too Many Children Saying 'If' I Grow Up

Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is calling for action against gun violence, fighting back tears during his first public interview since the sc...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The Mayans turned out to be wrong about the end of the world, but there was still a lot of gloom this week as we watched the procession of funerals for victims of the Newtown shooting. On Thursday alone, services were held for four six-year-olds and one seven-year-old. In an attempt at establishing some normalcy for those kids who survived, officials are recreating their classrooms at a nearby school, right down to the art on the walls and the placement of desks and backpacks. That's good for the children; the rest of us need the exact opposite. We need to break the all-too familiar routine of gun-victim funerals and leaders who helplessly throw up their hands. On Wednesday, the president announced that Joe Biden would lead a task force on gun violence. It's a step in the right direction, but only if it results in legislation that makes a week of wrenching funerals begin to seem utterly unfamiliar.

Holder Hints At Executive Action On Gun Violence

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Obama administration will consider executive actions and specific proposals for legislation as part of its gun po...