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Obama Visits Orlando Families, Calls for Assault Gun Ban

June 17, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama brought to Orlando Thursday an armload of white roses, a seasoned mourner’s sorrow, and an entreaty to Congress to ban assault weapons to help protect Americans from mass murderers.
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McCain: Obama 'directly responsible' for Orlando massacre

June 17, 2016
Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh | CNN
Sen. John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama was "directly responsible" for the massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando, though McCain later said he "misspoke."
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Obama heads to Orlando a reluctant veteran of memorial services for victims of mass shootings

June 16, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama is a reluctant veteran of memorial services for victims of mass killings, yet no single one of those he’s presided over prepares him fully to mark the Orlando massacre he will mark Thursday.
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Obama Denounces Donald Trump for His ‘Dangerous’ Mind-Set

June 15, 2016
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Matt Flegenheimer | The New York Times
President Obama angrily denounced Donald J. Trump on Tuesday for his remarks in the aftermath of the shooting massacre in Orlando, Fla., warning that Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, was peddling a “dangerous” mind-set that recalled the darkest and most shameful periods in American history.
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Obama confronts a 'lone wolf' attack — again

June 13, 2016
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
The Obama administration has warned repeatedly about lone wolf terrorist attacks like Sunday's massacre in Orlando, Florida. But it also acknowledges a grim reality: it can't stop them all.
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President Obama: Orlando shooting 'an act of terror and hate'

June 12, 2016
President Obama called the shooting at a gay club in Orlando that left at least 50 people dead "an act of terror and an act of hate." "Attacks on any American, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation is an attack on all of us," he said.
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