What we’re reading: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Updated
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden (L) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an announcement on gun reform in the Brady Press Briefing Room of...
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden (L) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an announcement on gun reform in the Brady Press Briefing Room of...
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The gun debate is a major topic in Washington now that Vice President Biden has passed along his recommendations to the President, including executive actions.

In The Washington Post: Virginia Senator Tim Kaine looks back at discussions in his home-state and mentions the importance of a comprehensive approach that’s not just about gun limitations.

One day after President Obama doubled-down on his position of not negotiating on the debt ceiling, The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson discusses the president’s approach to the budget debate and the need for serious action to bring down long-term debt.

The Chuck Hagel charm-offensive on Capitol Hill leading up to his confirmation hearing continues: Politico’s Manu Raju takes a closer look at how the former Nebraska Senator secured Senator Barbara Boxer’s support. Raju’s piece details the letter Hagel sent the California Senator outlining his support for Israel and opposition to Hezbollah.

We’re also following the latest updates from the House of Representatives on Sandy Relief aid. Debate is expected today and votes should be held this week.

What we're reading: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Updated