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President Barack Obama, expressing deep anger and impatience, on Thursday bemoaned yet another mass shooting that left a community "stunned with grief" and warned that America was becoming "numb" to such violence. Obama appeared in the White House Briefing Room, appearing deeply moved, but also unusually caustic, after a gunman went on a rampage earlier Thursday killing at least 10 people at Oregon's Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Comment?
Generally speaking, gun sales have been strong this summer. The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted 1.6 million background checks in July for all gun sales, not just semiautomatic weapons. Comment?
After months of stagnant approval ratings, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that for the first time in more than two years, 50 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling the presidency. And his overall ratings are bolstered by increasingly positive reviews of his treatment of race relations and the economy. Comment?
While delivering a moving lament for Beau Biden on Saturday, President Barack Obama offered a remarkable statement of love and gratitude for another man: the father of Delaware's favorite son and his own vice president, Joe Biden, whose life is again stricken by personal tragedy. Obama is known for emotional restraint and rarely wears his heart on his sleeve, but produced his most personal and heartfelt tribute yet for the man who shares his burden of power, just at the moment his friend needed it most. Comment?
Country music star Tim McGraw has found himself in the middle of the nation's ongoing debate over gun control after agreeing to perform at a benefit concert for the Sandy Hook Promise foundation. McGraw defended his decision to appear at the concert -- scheduled for July 17 in Hartford, Connecticut -- in a statement, after gun-rights activists took to McGraw's Twitter and Facebook page and derided him for what they view as turning his back on support for the Second Amendment. Comment?
The horror of the Sandy Hook shooting was such that the town of Newtown, Connecticut, demolished the school where it occurred and broke ground on a new structure. This week, the place where the massacre started -- the former home of gunman Adam Lanza and his mother -- met the same end. Comment?
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