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Obama agenda: Not giving up on assault-weapons ban

“The White House is still pushing for an assault weapons ban, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday, even though Senate Democrats all but sealed its fate by dropping it from the gun-control package they plan to consider next month,” the AP writes. “I don’t see this as there’s an automatic endpoint, that, OK, there’s one vote, this is it, fails, now we move on,” Biden told NPR. “We are going to continue to push for logical gun-safety regulations.”

Among Florida voters, they favor universal background checks for guns 91%-8%, according to Quinnipiac. Even 88% of voters in gun-owning households were in favor of them. Yet, this is controversial on Capitol Hill.

National Journal: “No Americans are currently marked for death on the U.S. government’s terrorist strike list, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. The White House has wrapped its kill list in secrecy and already the United States has killed four Americans in drone strikes. Only one of them, senior al-Qaida operative Anwar al-Awlaki, was the intended target, according to U.S. officials. The others—including Awlaki’s teenage son—were collateral damage, killed because they were too near a person being targeted.”