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Jennifer Bendery

Jay Carney Reflects On Newtown Shootings: I've Never Seen Obama So Upset

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just days to go until he leaves his post as White House press secretary, Jay Carney is looking back on the moments that stand out t...

Obama: Gun Control Won't Happen Without Congress

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If voters want significant gun legislation to get passed in the wake of the nation's latest mass shooting, a Monday massacre at the Wash...

Giffords Co-Authors Newtown Op-Ed With Parent Of Gun Victim

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) penned an op-ed in The Newtown Bee on Friday in remembrance of gun violence victims, marking the six-month an...

GOP Touts Failure Of Popular Measure

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The Republican National Committee touted the failure of a bipartisan background check amendment in a web ad released Wednesday, despite the fact that ...

Jennifer Bendery

James Inhofe: Gun Debate Has Nothing To Do With Families Of Newtown Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Tuesday that the gun control debate doesn't have anything to do with the families of the Newtown, Conn....

Joy Resmovits

Mississippi Arrests Scores Of Minority Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Chicago

In Holmes County, Miss., a sheriff's car once picked up a 5-year-old. The crime? Wearing shoes with red-and-white symbols, an apparent school dress co...

PHOTO: Obama's Solemn Sandy Hook Shooting Briefing

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A photo released Thursday by the White House shows President Barack Obama in the middle of what he later called "the worst day of my presidency." That...

Obama Urges Action On Gun Violence

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recalling the shooting rampage that killed 20 first graders as the worst day of his presidency, President Barack Obama pledged to put hi...

American Gun Violence: A Social Disease

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Will the killing of our little baby children in Newtown be a "tipping point"? Don't count on it. The lobbying power of both the NRA and the Gun Owners of America will not sit idly by. If past is prologue, they will use every effort to prevent legislation that limits their perceived rights.

WATCH: Five Years Of Obama's Remarks On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

While running for president in 2008, Barack Obama talked a big game about gun control. During debates with his Democratic opponents that year, Oba...

Action Plan for Obama to Reduce Violence by Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 02.17.2013 | Crime
DJ Jaffe

Though mental illness is as yet unconfirmed in the Newtown killer's case, here is what the federal government can do to prevent violence related to mental illness.

Guns Do Kill People

Leah Griesmann | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Leah Griesmann

Guns kill people, and the greater the access to guns, the more people killed. In addition to ignoring the link between gun deaths and gun access, those who proffer the "guns don't kill people, people kill people" defense are committing an error in reasoning.

Jennifer Bendery

White House: No 'Specific Agenda' For Addressing Gun Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after President Barack Obama made an impassioned speech to the nation about now being the time to address the epidemic of gun viol...

Less Talking, More Listening

Kerry H. McManama | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Kerry H. McManama

There is something we can do at home, at work, on the road and online that can keep down the furious feelings that bubble up to become tragedies like this -- we can simply listen.

Obama Leaves Note For Newtown Teachers

Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Two staff members at Newtown High School in Connecticut were surprised to find a message left for them on a whiteboard on Sunday by President Barack O...

The Price of Our Freedom

George Lakoff | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
George Lakoff

Conservatives have argued that guns = freedom, and that there should be no limit on such freedom. The president trumped their argument: The price of not protecting the nations' children is too high. Permitting the mass murder of our children is not freedom.

Obama Addresses Newtown In Wake Of Tragedy (FULL TEXT)

Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

President Obama spoke at a prayer vigil in Newton, Connecticut on Sunday in honor of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. B...

Sam Stein

Obama Speaks At Sandy Hook Vigil

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking before an auditorium of grieving parents, community members and others there to mourn the killing of 20 first graders and six a...

Obama Visiting Town Where Shooting Occurred

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and BEN FELLER | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. — He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls turned the commander in chief into anothe...