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Obama Now Has Freedom to Push on Gun Control

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President Obama offered his boldest statements to date on gun control on Sunday evening in Newtown, Conn. Always a supporter, never a doer on this particular topic, Obama has the freedom now to push a little bit harder on an issue that evenly divides the country.

‘These Tragedies Must End,’ Obama Says

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President Obama vowed on Sunday to “use whatever power this office holds” to stop massacres like the slaughter at the school here that shocked the nation, hinting at a fresh effort to curb the spread of guns as he declared that there was no “excuse for inaction.”

December 14, 2012

Weekly Show

Gun control debate is again at the forefront after a tragic Conn. school shooting. Amidst continued fiscal cliff talks, Susan Rice chooses not to pursue the Secretary of State nomination. Plus, the U.S. recognizes the Syrian opposition. Joining Gwen: Reid Wilson, National Journal Hotline; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; David Sanger, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News.  

Rice’s Blunt Style Endeared Her to President, but Not All

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For President Obama, the decision to forgo the fight to make Susan E. Rice his secretary of state was a deeply painful one. It required publicly abandoning one of his most loyal aides, who had broken with the Democratic foreign policy establishment early to side with his improbable candidacy, and whose blunt-speaking style — which helped cost her the job — had always been, for Mr. Obama, a part of her appeal.

Behind Closed Doors

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The most encouraging news in Washington in ages was the word that Barack Obama and John Boehner were talking—by themselves, and to each other—about how to avoid the series of automatic tax increases and spending cuts that could send the country over the so-called fiscal cliff. Boehner went to see the president at the White House last Sunday for their first solo meeting since the November election.

With Gap Wide and Time Short, Obama and Boehner Meet

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With time running short to work out a deal to avert a year-end fiscal crisis, President Obama called Speaker John A. Boehner to the White House on Thursday evening to try to move talks forward even as pessimism mounted that a broad deal could be struck that bridges the substantial gap between the parties on taxes and entitlements like Medicare.

The Zen of the Fiscal Cliff

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If you are distracted by the holidays and not paying attention to every twist and turn of the fiscal cliff drama, the guidelines we set up several weeks ago still apply. Until House Republicans say they support a tax rate hike, you can ignore the noise and go about your life.

As Fiscal Talks Heat Up, Questions on Whether Boehner Can Get the Votes

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With negotiations quickening on Tuesday to prevent a year-end fiscal crisis, White House officials once again are confronting a vexing question: Can Speaker John A. Boehner deliver enough Republican votes for whatever deficit-reduction plan he and President Obama might decide?

Obama Takes Push For Higher Taxes On Wealthy To Workers At Michigan Plant

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President Obama hit the campaign trail again on Monday — more than a month after the election — firing up a crowd of blue-collar automotive workers with calls to raise taxes on the wealthy and eagerly wading into a local political dispute over the powers of labor unions.

Message to Dems: Do Your Own Job!

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