Obama Says He Was Too Busy to Tackle Guns Before Sandy Hook

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

Earlier today, President Barack Obama announced Vice President Joe Biden would be tasked with heading his administration’s efforts to reduce gun violence, an issue that he had not previously focused on. Directly asked about his relative silence on gun policy before the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school last Friday, Mr. Obama aggressively pushed back, telling ABC’s Jake Tapper, “I don’t think I’ve been on vacation.”

“It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008, in your first term and in 2012, not to talk about gun violence,” Mr. Tapper began. “You had your position on renewing the ban on semi-automatic rifles that then-Senator Biden put into place. But you didn’t do much about it. This is not the first issue, the first incident, of horrific gun violence of your four years, where have you been?”

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Tweets From The Trail: Luke Russert Learns a Valuable Lesson

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Luke Russert (Photo: Facebook)

Today, political types were focused on mastering the English language, reading up on Ron Paul and dubious honors. Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail. Continue reading “Tweets From The Trail: Luke Russert Learns a Valuable Lesson”