Let Me Start: The Obama Agenda

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President Obama waves from the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md. on April 3, 2013.
President Obama waves from the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md. on April 3, 2013.
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President Obama’s second-term agenda is in the hands of Congress. How much of what the president wants will Congress give him? Immigration? New gun safety laws? There’s a narrow window to get things done, and it closes as the 2014 midterm cycle gets under way. Today the president goes to Connecticut to keep up the push on gun safety and meet with family members of the Newtown victims. Last week, Connecticut approved one of the most strict gun safety packages in the country.

Governor Dan Malloy of Connecticut said the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre is like a “clown at the circus”.

Senator John McCain is questioning why members of his own party would filibuster gun legislation.

Senator Lindsey Graham showed optimism about the president’s budget propoesal, and hinted that a grand bargain could still be reached.

Senator Graham also predicted a ‘major war’ if North Korea attacks South Korea.

The Drone Wars: The war on terror has been defined by targeted killings, most often from Predator drones.

Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher has died. Her rise to power coincided with Ronald Reagan’s and together they conservative stamp fundamentally transformed both countries.

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Let Me Start: The Obama Agenda

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