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Top Links: Obama readies for 'fight of the century' over gun control

Top story: President Obama didn't disappoint his critics, after going "big" on his gun control proposals. However, that may have been the easy part.
 
The "easy" part of gun control legislation may be over. Now comes the hard part.(Photo by Rex Features/AP)
The "easy" part of gun control legislation may be over. Now comes the hard part.

Top story: President Obama didn't disappoint his critics, after going "big" on his gun control proposals. However, that may have been the easy part.

  • President Obama reiterates the points he made in Wednesday’s gun control speech with a Newtown-area editorial. (The Connecticut Post)
  • Marco Rubio, for one, is already mischaracterizing the president’s new gun control proposals. (Adam Serwer)
  • 6 excellent charts to explain how much money the NRA gives to GOP elected officials. (The Fix)
  • Oh, and remember the time that former Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan pushed for an assault weapons ban? (The Los Angeles Times)
  • And a second House GOP member is pushing impeachment over gun control. (Political Wire)

And in other news …

  • The latest Bad Economic Science out of the GOP: Prioritizing payments makes default painless! (Reuters)
  • Also, “the sudden drop-off in spending could also deal a sharp blow to the U.S. economy.” (Wonkblog)
  • Some in the GOP are worried they could lose the House in 2014: “Majorities are elected to do things, and if they become dysfunctional, the American people will change what the majority is,” says one member of the House GOP leadership. (The Hill)