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Obama 'frustrated' that US doesn't have stronger gun laws

msnbc.com — "If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I've been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun safety laws - even in the face of repeated mass killings," Obama told the BBC in an interview.
Jul 24, 2015

RT @msnbc: Just before the #LafayetteShooting, Obama said he was "frustrated" that the US doesn't have stronger gun laws: on.msnbc.com/1RXnKCq

Obama: Without Iran deal, we risk more war

msnbc.com — President Barack Obama on Wednesday described the historic deal to curb Iran's nuclear program as the best way to make the world safer and more secure, and challenged critics at home and abroad to offer an alternative that doesn't mean war.

American Federation of Teachers endorses Hillary Clinton

msnbc.com — The American Federation of Teachers endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Saturday. AFT, which boasts 1.6 million members, said it was the first major union to endorse a Democratic candidate in the 2016 election cycle. AFT is the second largest teachers' union in the country.

Taylor Swift invites US women's soccer team onstage

Jul 11, 2015

RT @msnbc: Taylor Swift invited the #USWNT to the stage during her concert at MetLife Stadium: on.msnbc.com/1CwQ8UT (Getty) pic.twitter.com/rLW56FfAvg

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signs bill to remove Confederate flag

msnbc.com — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds. The flag is set to come down Friday morning. The swift action to remove the Confederate battle flag came less than a month after nine black churchgoers were slain in a shooting massacre at Emanuel A.M.E.

Dylann Roof indicted for Charleston church massacre

msnbc.com — Dylann Roof, the confessed gunman who killed nine parishioners during a Bible study at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, has been indicted by a grand jury. RELATED: Charleston shooting investigated as hate crime Roof, 21, was previously charged with nine counts of murder and a gun charge for the shooting rampage.
Jul 07, 2015

RT @msnbc: JUST IN: Dylann Roof indicted for Charleston church massacre: on.msnbc.com/1KKJTPY

Obama calls gay marriage ruling a 'victory of America'

msnbc.com — President Obama on Friday celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country, calling the historic ruling a "victory for America." "Sometimes, there are days like this," the president said in a statement from the Rose Garden outside the White House, "when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt."

Obama on Supreme Court ruling: Health care law is 'here to stay'

msnbc.com — Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold tax subsidies available under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama declared that his signature health care law is "here to stay." RELATED: Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies "The point is, this is not an abstract thing anymore," Obama said in a statement from the White House's Rose Garden.

Report: Christie could announce 2016 bid as early as next week

msnbc.com — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could announce a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as early as next week, Politico reported Tuesday evening . Christie said earlier this month that he would announce his 2016 decision in June, noting that he's no "wallflower" and would make his plans known.
Jun 24, 2015

RT @msnbc: Report: Chris Christie could announce 2016 bid as early as next week on.msnbc.com/1IcPZHc (Getty) pic.twitter.com/A4MYxV1eKe

Obama, Biden to attend funeral of slain pastor

msnbc.com — President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will to travel to Charleston, South Carolina, Friday to attend the funeral service of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor who was killed in the shooting massacre last week at Mother Emanuel AME Church.
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Jul 29, 2015

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