Political Headlines December 15, 2012: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Faints, Sustains a Concussion and Recovering at Home

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Faints, Sustains a Concussion and Recovering at Home

Source: ABC News Radio, 12-15-12

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered a concussion earlier this week after she hit her head when she fainted because of dehydration from a stomach virus, a Clinton aide said in a statement on Saturday.

“She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors,” Deputy Secretary Philippe Reines said. “At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon.”…READ MORE

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Full Text Obama Presidency December 15, 2012: President Barack Obama’s Weekly Address Vows ‘Meaningful Action’ After Connecticut School Shooting — Nation Grieves for Those Killed in Tragic Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

Weekly Address: President Obama Vows ‘Meaningful Action’ After Connecticut Shooting

Source: ABC News Radio, 12-15-12

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Mourning the victims of the deadly shooting rampage at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, President Obama says it’s time to “take meaningful action” to prevent future tragedies like this from occurring.

“Most of those who died were just young children with their whole lives ahead of them.  And every parent in America has a heart heavy with hurt,” the President says in his weekly address. “Among the fallen were also teachers – men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.”

Twenty children and six adults were killed when a gunman opened fire Friday morning in Sandy Hook Elementary School….READ MORE

Weekly Address: Nation Grieves for Those Killed in Tragic Shooting in Newtown, CT

Source: WH, 12-15-12

The President says the nation’s thoughts and prayers are with those who lost a loved one during Friday’s tragic shooting in Newtown, CT.

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Weekly Address: Nation Grieves for Those Killed in Tragic Shooting in Newtown, CT

On Friday, we learned that more than two dozen people were killed when a gunman opened fire in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Most of those who died were just young children with their whole lives ahead of them. And every parent in America has a heart heavy with hurt.

Among the fallen were also teachers – men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.

So our hearts are broken today. We grieve for the families of those we lost. And we keep in our prayers the parents of those who survived.  Because as blessed as they are to have their children home, they know that their child’s innocence has been torn away far too early.

As a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. An elementary school in Newtown. A shopping mall in Oregon. A house of worship in Wisconsin. A movie theater in Colorado. Countless street corners in places like Chicago and Philadelphia.

Any of these neighborhoods could be our own. So we have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. Regardless of the politics.

This weekend, Michelle and I are doing what I know every parent is doing – holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them.

There are families in Connecticut who can’t do that today. And they need all of us now. Because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need – to remind them that we are there for them; that we are praying for them; and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their own memories, but also in their community, and their country.

Thank you.

Political Headlines December 14, 2012: ‘Our Hearts Are Broken Today,’ President Barack Obama Says in Emotional & Tearful Speech on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

‘Our Hearts Are Broken Today,’ President Obama Says

Source: ABC News Radio, 12-14-12

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[TRANSCRIPT: President Obama Reacts to the Newtown, Conn. Shooting]

Wiping away tears for the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, President Obama came to the White House briefing room Friday afternoon to mourn the victims of this morning’s carnage.

“The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old,” the president said, pausing to collect himself as tears began to stream from his eyes. “They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”…

The president’s public reaction was not only more emotional than after any previous shooting during his presidency — many of which he recited in a grim list — but more political. While the president has avoided any serious discussions of gun control, on Friday he hinted about the subject….READ MORE

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