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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Obama announces his choices for key second-term positions. Vice President Biden meets with gun control advocates and the NRA. And new mortgage rules target risky lending. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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The panel addressed a caller's remarks that the conversation about gun ownership in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings is one-sided and controlled by people without knowledge of the Second Amendment. The Fix blogger Chris Cillizza responded, "I think the idea that everyone in this country thinks guns should be restricted is not true. We know that." He added that comprehensive gun reform that would drastically restrict or change gun rights almost certainly wouldn't pass Congress.

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