Dec 19, 2012 1:29pm

Where Have You Been on Gun Violence? Today’s Q for O – 12/19/12

TAPPER: It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008, in your first term and in 2012 not to talk about gun violence. You had your position on renewing the ban on semiautomatic rifles that then Senator Biden put… Read More »

Dec 19, 2012 6:00am

Obama Taps Biden for Post-Newtown Action Plan

President Obama has tasked Vice President Joe Biden with coordinating the administration’s response to the deadly massacre in Newtown, Conn., last week. Biden will oversee the formulation of new policies aimed at reducing gun violence and preventing mass-shootings like the one that took 26 lives… Read More »

Dec 18, 2012 2:50pm

Violent Videogames, Mental Health and Guns — Today’s Q’s for O’s WH — 12/18/12

TAPPER: The president’s close friend and adviser, David Axelrod, on Sunday evening, after the — watching the president’s speech, was watching a football game, and an ad came on for a violent video game. And he tweeted, shouldn’t we quit — he tweeted an expression… Read More »

Dec 18, 2012 2:12pm

White House Gets More Specific on Gun Control Measures the President Might Back

The White House today indicated President Obama would support legislation that would reinstate the ban on certain types of semi-automatic rifles – known as “the assault weapons ban” — and may support other efforts, such as a proposal to ban high-capacity magazines, in the wake… Read More »

Dec 18, 2012 12:31pm

Record-Breaking Petition Asks White House to Tackle Gun Control

In the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., record-setting numbers have signed online petitions urging that the federal government take action to halt gun violence. Shortly after the deadly shooting of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a man identified… Read More »

Dec 18, 2012 10:47am

President Obama Goes to Newtown

Our Nightline look:   -Jake Tapper Read More »

Dec 17, 2012 9:18pm

President Pledges Action to Prevent Future Sandy Hook Tragedies — But What?

Our “World News” report:   – Jake Tapper Read More »

Dec 17, 2012 6:43pm

Sources Say DOD Inspector General Report Criticizes Vickers in Discussions with Filmmakers

Sources tell ABC News that the Inspector General for the Department of Defense has been preparing a report in which Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers is criticized for giving sensitive information to the filmmakers behind “Zero Dark Thirty.” Specifically, Vickers is said… Read More »

Dec 17, 2012 5:21pm

Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White House

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Phelps made history Saturday at the home of his commander in chief. The 35-year-old active-duty officer proposed to his boyfriend, Ben Schock, 26, in the Grand Foyer of the White House at the end of a holiday tour. It’s believed… Read More »

Dec 17, 2012 5:09pm

White House Offers No Details on Gun Control Efforts

The day after President Obama pledged to “use whatever power this office holds” to prevent future tragedies like the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the White House offered few details on exactly what actions he plans to take to halt gun violence. “It’s a… Read More »