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What we’re reading: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

President Obama enters the second leg of his overseas trip Tuesday, meeting with French President Francoise Hollande before traveling to Germany for discussions with Chancellor Angela Merkel and a major speech. The president and Russian President Vladimir Putin still aren't on the same page when it comes to Syria.
/ Source: Andrea Michell Reports

President Obama enters the second leg of his overseas trip Tuesday, meeting with French President Francoise Hollande before traveling to Germany for discussions with Chancellor Angela Merkel and a major speech. The president and Russian President Vladimir Putin still aren't on the same page when it comes to Syria.

President Obama enters the second leg of his overseas trip Tuesday, meeting with French President Francoise Hollande before traveling to Germany for discussions with Chancellor Angela Merkel and a major speech. The president and Russian President Vladimir Putin still aren’t on the same page when it comes to Syria.

In the opinion pages: The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens questions whether the term ‘moderate’ should be connected to Iran’s new leader, Hassan Rowhani. The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson says the decision to arm the Syrian rebels will not lead to a positive ending.

Vice President Biden is sending a message to Congress: the Obama administration isn’t giving up on the push for new gun safety laws.