What we’re reading: Thursday, January 17, 2013

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By Rick Bosh
US President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden watches on January 16, 2013 in the South Court Auditorium of...
US President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden watches on January 16, 2013 in the South Court Auditorium of...
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The president’s proposal to curb gun violence is front-page news across all the national papers, and drawing a strong response from NRA leaders. The Washington Post takes a look at the National Rifle Association’s success pushing its message at the state level.

In today’s opinion pages: The Washington Post’s David Ignatius focuses on some of the advances the Afghan people have made while mired in a dozen years of war, including economic growth and improvements in education. Former George W. Bush economic advisor Keith Hennessey lays out a negotiating strategy for Congressional Republicans to put political pressure on Democrats in The Wall Street Journal.

Politico’s Jake Sherman reports on Day 1 of the House Republican retreat in Virginia. Members are participating in closed-door strategy sessions led by pollsters, pundits, and their leadership, and hearing a familiar message: Focus on jobs and the economy.

What we're reading: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Updated