Dec 17, 2012 3:20pm

Freedom, Mental Health and Guns — Today’s Qs for O’s WH — 12/17/12

TAPPER: Jay, last night the president said in his speech, “are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?” When he referred to “our freedom,” was he referring to gun… Read More »

Dec 17, 2012 3:17pm

Obama Leaves Message for Newtown Teachers

Visiting Newtown High School Sunday, President Obama personally responded to a note that two teachers left for him on their classroom whiteboard. The note, which was signed by “Steve George, teacher/football coach” and “Bobby Pattison, teacher,” read: “Dear President Obama, The Newtown community is so… Read More »

Dec 17, 2012 1:38pm

FLASHBACK: Obama: I Have Expanded Rights of Gun Owners

Two months after the January 2011 Tucson shooting, President Obama put into writing the same pledge he made last night in Newtown, Conn. “We have a responsibility to do everything we can to put a stop to” tragedies from gun violence, he said in an… Read More »

Dec 17, 2012 12:41pm

Obama, Boehner Continue Fiscal Cliff Talks

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio,  met at the White House this morning to “continue their discussions about the fiscal cliff and balanced deficit reduction,” according to White House and congressional officials. The 45-minute meeting, their first since last Thursday, comes amid renewed… Read More »

Dec 17, 2012 10:21am

Man in the Middle — Israeli Ambassador’s Inside Account of Obama-Netanyahu Relationship

In a lot of ways, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren has been the man in the middle. Oren was born in New York and raised in New Jersey but gave up his American citizenship to take on the position of ambassador —… Read More »

Dec 16, 2012 10:52pm

Connecticut School Shooting Leaves Nation With ‘Some Hard Questions,’ Obama Says

NEWTOWN, Conn. — President Barack Obama said at an interfaith prayer service in this mourning community this evening that the country is “left with some hard questions” if it is to curb a rising trend in gun violence, such as the shooting spree Friday at… Read More »

Dec 16, 2012 3:44pm

Obama Travels to Connecticut as Nation Struggles Over Next Moves on Gun Control

President Obama is expected to travel to a mourning Newtown, Conn., this evening for memorial services, as the nation pieces together the circumstances that led to a gunman taking the lives of 20 young children and six adults Friday at the community’s Sandy Hook Elementary… Read More »

Dec 16, 2012 1:20pm

In Fiscal Cliff Talks, Boehner Gives on Some Higher Rates in Exchange for Entitlement Cuts

Sources familiar with negotiations say that in a phone call on Friday afternoon House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, offered President Obama a deal including letting tax rates expire for those who make over $1 million a year, contingent upon significant entitlement spending cuts and reforms…. Read More »

Dec 15, 2012 6:12pm

John Kerry to Be Nominated to Be Secretary of State, Sources Say

Sources tell ABC News that President Obama has decided that he will nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to be secretary of state. For a variety of reasons including the finalization of the process, other pending Cabinet decisions, and — more immediately — the national reaction… Read More »

Dec 15, 2012 7:38am

‘We Had a Tough Day Today’

Our “Nightline” look at the president’s Friday:     -Jake Tapper Read More »