Political Headlines April 9, 2013: As President Barack Obama releases 2014 budget, political void awaits

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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As Obama releases budget, political void awaits

Source: WaPo, 4-9-13

(Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)

The White House will unveil Obama’s 2014 spending plan Wednesday, which administration officials say offers a path to compromise and a centrist course. But what happens next is murky….READ MORE

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Political Headlines April 9, 2013: Democrats likely to thwart gun-bill filibuster in Senate

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Democrats likely to thwart gun-bill filibuster

Source: WaPo, 4-9-13

(SAMANTHA SAIS)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) schedules a vote for Thursday, as more than a half-dozen Republican senators have said they will vote to allow consideration of the looming gun-control bill….READ MORE

Political Headlines April 9, 2013: Stephen Colbert introduces Bill Clinton to Twitter as @PrezBillyJeff

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Stephen Colbert introduces Bill Clinton to Twitter as @PrezBillyJeff

Source: New York Daily News, 4-9-13

Stephen Colbert has signed former President Bill Clinton up for Twitter with a not-so-presidential handle: @PrezBillyJeff. Clinton joked that he had been reluctant to jump on the Twitter bandwagon during the interview that aired on “The Colbert Report”….READ MORE

Political Headlines April 9, 2013: Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign alleges it was bugged, seeks FBI investigation

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McConnell campaign alleges it was bugged, seeks FBI investigation

Source: NBCNews.com, 4-9-13

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign has asked federal authorities to help it identify the source of a recording of private strategy sessions earlier this year….READ MORE

Political Headlines April 9, 2013: Clock Ticking on Gun Control Debate Amid Threat of Filibuster

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Clock Ticking on Gun Control Debate Amid Threat of Filibuster

Source: ABC News Radio, 4-9-13

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With a filibuster threat in the air, the gun control debate takes a personal turn Tuesday on Capitol Hill as the families of the Newtown, Conn., shooting implore members of Congress to revive legislation that has stalled nearly four months after the slaying at Sandy Hook Elementary School….

“Find out where your member of Congress stands on this,” Obama said.  “If they’re not part of the 90 percent of Americans who agree on background checks, then ask them why not.”…READ MORE

Political Headlines April 9, 2013: New CNN Poll: Most Americans Disapprove of President Barack Obama on Guns

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Poll: Most Americans Disapprove of Obama on Guns

Source: ABC News Radio, 4-9-13

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Most Americans disapprove of how President Obama has handled gun-policy issues, a new poll from CNN finds….

CNN and Opinion Research Corp. found that 45 percent approve of Obama’s handling of “gun policy,” while 52 percent disapprove….READ MORE

History Headlines April 8, 2013: Margaret Thatcher: How the papers covered her death

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Margaret Thatcher: how the papers covered her death

Source: UK Telegraph, 4-9-13

The UK Telegraph takes a look at how the British regional and national press covered the death of Margaret Thatcher….READ MORE

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