By Jueseppi B.
Vice President Biden Meets with Groups to Discuss Violence Prevention
Annette Nance-Holt with a photo of her son Blair who was killed riding the bus home from school, attends a meeting chaired by Vice President Joe Biden, with gun safety advocates and victims, to develop policy proposals as part of the Administration’s response to the Newtown shootings and other tragedies, in the Cordell Hull Conference Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann).
Right now, Vice President Biden is leading an effort to develop a new set of policies to reduce gun violence and prevent tragedies like the shooting in Newtown Conn.
Yesterday, as part of that work, the Vice President met with victims’ groups and gun safety organizations at the White House.
Following those meetings, the Vice President held conference calls with governors of both parties, and state and local elected leaders from across the United States. The Vice President listened to the unique perspectives of all the participants, and solicited their ideas and input on how to curb gun violence in this country. During the call, Mr. Biden reiterated the Administration’s commitment to this urgent issue and stressed that the problem requires immediate action.
Today, Vice President Biden will hold meetings with advocates for sportsmen and women and gun ownership groups. He will meet with representatives of the entertainment and video game industries this week as well.
Cabinet officials and White House senior staff are joining the Vice President in this important initiative. Secretary Duncan is meeting with representatives from parent, teacher, and education groups, and Secretary Sebelius is convening mental health and disability advocates. Senior White House will continue to hold meetings with a variety of stakeholders including medical groups, community organizations, child and family advocates, business owners, faith leaders, and others.
Later this month, the Vice President will present his recommendations to the President, who will then announce a concrete package of proposals he intends to pursue without delay.
President Obama Responds to We the People Petitions Related to Gun Violence
Published on Dec 21, 2012
In the days since the tragedy in Newtown, Americans from all over the country have called for action to deter mass shootings and reduce gun violence, and hundreds of thousands of people have signed petitions on whitehouse.gov’s We the People platform. In this video message, President Obama responds, explaining a comprehensive effort to come up with a broader set of serious proposals and encouraging Americans to continue their participation in this important process.
NY Gov. on Gun Violence: ‘Stop the Madness‘
Published on Jan 9, 2013
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to close loopholes on a state ban on assault weapons and ammunition clips that carry more than 10 bullets in his third State of the State speech. (Jan. 9).
‘Impotent’ NRA Rages Against Gun Buy-Back Programs Across The Country
VP Joe Biden Says ‘Gun Control’ Has Become a ‘Moral Issue’
Executive Order Frenzy: Republicans Go Bonkers Over VP Biden’s Gun Statement
White House Schedule – January 10, 2013
Thursday, January 10 2013 All Times ET
10:30 AM: The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Jack Lew, President Obama’s reported pick to replace outgoing Treasury secretary Tim Geithner, is known as a no-nonsense backroom negotiator with wonkish tendencies, who is admired on the left and grumbled about on the right.
A lesser-known but extremely pertinent fact about Lew is that he has the world’s worst signature. And pretty soon, that signature could be on every single one of your dollar bills.
If Lew is confirmed as Treasury secretary, his signature will occupy the lower-right-hand spot on U.S. paper currency. And that signature, which was widely mocked when it surfaced on a September 2011 memorandum, is legitimately crazy.
Here are some things it reminds us of:
– a Slinky that has lost its spring
– one of those Crazy Straws you get at Six Flags
– Sally Brown’s hair in Peanuts
– a slip of paper in Office Max that people use to try out new pens
Clearly, Lew will need to upgrade his penmanship, à la Geithner.
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