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Sam Stein

Obama To Unveil Gun Control Reforms | Sam Stein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Half a year after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), the Obama administration is set to release a series of reforms to ...

Sam Stein

Obama Looking For Ways Around Congress On Gun Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Lucia Graves WASHINGTON -- Faced with a Congress hostile to even slight restrictions of Second Amendment rights, the Obama admini...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration To Hold Gun Policy Meetings With Goal Of Policy Changes | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has conducted informal discussions with groups from both ends of the gun-policy spectrum, including law enforce...

Sam Stein

Two Months After Tucson, Obama Wades Into Gun Control Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two months after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and 19 others in Tucson, Arizona, President Barack Obama finally wade...

The President, Christina-Taylor Green, and the Real State of the Union

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Wouldn't the way to honor Christina be to care enough for all the children that are still alive but trapped in lives of quiet desperation, homeless, enrolled in dysfunctional schools, living in inner cities where random violence is a daily occurrence?

Sam Stein

Huckabee Praises Obama For 'Easily His Best Speech,' Slams 'Sleazy Opportunists' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and the political response to it has become a litmus test of sorts for the emerging fi...

Obama Re-Introduces the Human Element to the Giffords Tragedy

Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Stein

It is when there is a human element to his presidency that Barack Obama tends to stand the tallest. And on Wednesday evening, as he spoke to 20,000-plus at a memorial service at the University of Arizona, there was, if nothing else, an emotional honesty to what he had to say. To a nation looking for clarity, Obama didn't pretend to have all the answers. There is, he noted, a tendency to demand "order" from "chaos," to try and "make sense out of that which seems senseless." Life doesn't always comply.

The President's Speech: After the Preambles

Charlie Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Rose

After the president expresses the sympathy of the nation, we hope he will seize the moment to lead. It is a significant moment for him and his presidency, not for political gain, but for defining what this country must believe and act on.

Howard Fineman

Tucson Tragedy: What Obama Can Learn From Oklahoma City | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deaths in Tucson are not about politics in the narrow sense, ideology or party. From what we know, Jared Loughner's acts were those of a madman divorced from reality, let alone from public debate. But that doesn't make Tucson politically meaningless.