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A Political Push For Gun Control Ahead?

In the aftermath of Friday's school shooting in Connecticut, the nation yearns for answers. How can something like this be prevented? Host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about whether or not the country's leaders will (or should) take up gun control.
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Obama's Cabinet 2.0 Coming Into Focus

In the category of unintended consequences, Susan Rice's announcement about her future plans could mean a Republican in President Obama's inner circle, decorated Vietnam veterans overseeing the nation's military and foreign policy, and another special election for Senate in Massachusetts.
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Tax Deal Reached In '86, So Why Not Now?

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley about the current negotiations in Washington over the federal budget. As a senator, Bradley, a Democrat, helped lead negotiations over the bipartisan Tax Reform Act of 1986. Bradley says Washington has become increasingly partisan, but he believes members of Congress will be able to make a last-minute deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff."
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Democrats Dig In Their Heels On Entitlement Cuts

Republicans are insisting on more austere entitlement programs as leaders negotiate a deal to keep the nation from going over the "fiscal cliff" in the new year. But many Democrats are wary of including any far-reaching and long-lasting entitlement reforms in a hastily thrown-together deal.
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Obama Remembers 'Beautiful Little Kids,' Calls For 'Meaningful Action'

Horrible acts of violence have forced President Obama to speak to a shocked nation after several mass shootings — at a shopping center in Arizona, a Colorado movie theater, a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin and, on Friday, a Connecticut elementary school. He said something must be done "regardless of the politics."
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At Vigil For Newtown, Conn. Victims, Calls For Gun Control

More than 100 people gathered in front of the White House in the wake of the tragic deaths of 20 children and 6 adults at a school in Newtown, Conn., with some holding signs calling for the President to take action on gun control.

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