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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:14 PM

President Obama held talks with Biden, Cabinet members on Newtown response




Obama held talks with Biden, Cabinet members on Newtown response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama held talks on Monday with Vice President Joe Biden and three Cabinet members to look at ways to respond to the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings, a White House official said.

Obama has said he would support action to address mass shootings in the United States, but no steps have been spelled out by the White House as of yet. As a starter, Democrats would like to reinstate a ban on assault weapons that expired in 2004.

A White House official said Obama had discussions with White House senior staff as well as Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

The objective was to "begin looking at ways the country can respond to the tragedy in Newtown," the official said. The official gave no specifics but said work would continue.

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-held-talks-biden-cabinet-members-newtown-response-225953204.html

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elleng Dec 2012 #1
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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:16 PM

1. Forget arne duncan.

Dianne Feinstein has legislation prepared; support that, for a start.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:18 PM

2. They said on the news this morning that the Feinstein bill as 900 exemptions in it.


So, I'm not too sure how good that is right now, unless all of those exemptions are taken out.



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:38 PM

3. May be, but heard her today,

discussing many OLD exemptions, in the OLD bill; don't know what's the story with this one.

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