Morning Maddow: December 18

Updated

President Obama directs his Cabinet to look into gun control.

A national sporting goods chain is suspending sales of certain firearms.

Pres. Obama makes a counteroffer to avert automatic spending cuts.

A legislative aide in Alaska takes her campaign against sharia law too far.

The electoral college met in each state yesterday. Here’s what some of Arizona’s electors did with their time.

A fitting ending for NASA’s moon probes.

And the best news of the day: NBC’s Richard Engel has been freed after 5 days in captivity in Syria.

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Morning Maddow: December 18

Updated