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Obama Pushes More Aggressive Response To Gun Violence
President Obama is pushing his case for a more aggressive response to gun violence.
In a CNN town hall meeting at George Mason University, Obama insisted that he fully supports constitutional rights on gun ownership. He noted that gun sales have gone way up since he took office...
Obama To Impose New Gun Rules
President Obama is going to tighten the nation's gun rules within the next few weeks.
 
Several reports say the President will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to finalize new executive actions that will be announced the following week.
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More Support For Wind Power In Mass.
A group called Environment Massachusetts is beating the drum for the development of offshore wind power.
The group held a news conference in Fall River on Thursday, saying wind power is a healthy alternative to coal fired power plants, and has widespread public support...
House Approves Bill To Block Syrian Refugees From Entering U.S.
(Associated Press) - The House has rebuked President Barack Obama by ignoring his veto threat and approving a Republican bill erecting fresh barriers for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States.
Thursday's passage came on a 289-137 vote _ exceeding the two-thirds majority tha…
President Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Oregon Victims
President Obama is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the nine people killed in the shooting at an Oregon community college.
American flags will be lowered at the White House and all public buildings and military installations across the country through Tuesday...
Gallup Poll: Congress Out Of Touch With Average Americans
Most Americans feel Congress is out of touch with average Americans.
A new Gallup poll shows nearly 80-percent of Americans feel that way. Nearly 70-percent believe lawmakers in Congress are more focused on the needs of special interests rather than serving the people they represent...
Pope to Congress: Nations Should Not Fear Foreigners
Pope Francis is urging U.S. lawmakers to embrace immigration.
Addressing a deeply divided U.S. Congress, the Pontiff said nations should not fear foreigners. He added, "Most of us were once foreigners." That line was a crowd-pleaser for Democrats...
Congress Has Busy Agenda
Washington  (AP) - Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer - cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama.
Lawmakers face a weighty list of unfinished business and looming deadlines, including a st…

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