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We're back from the weekend, but the Pope isn't. Greg Dworkin joined us for his regular segment, noting that Republicans still haven't wrapped their heads around the fact that they lost the election. That gave us a chance for a little explainer on what remains of the Senate hold, especially with respect to executive nominations, as Republicans attempt to stand in the way of the Hagel and Brennan appointments. And just for fun, did the weekend blizzard in the Northeast perhaps have implications for the 2016 presidential race? Then, an update on the latest #GunFAIL news, and a nod to the traditional media outlets like the New York Times and NBC news who are picking up the ball and running with it when it comes to giving wider and deeper coverage to the prevalence of gun violence and gun deaths in this country. Armando came in briefly to remind us today's the 7th anniversary of Harry Whittington unconscionably putting his face in the way of Dick Cheney's shotgun. Breaking news of the shooting in the Delaware courthouse broke through into the discussion as well. To wrap up, a look ahead at the week in Congress, through the headlines in Monday's edition of The Hill.

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  •  Suggestion on elevating the gun discussion (0+ / 0-)

    David - It's great that Michele Obama went to Hadika's funeral in Chicago to elevate the issue.  It might be good for you to suggest on your show that she go to a GunFAIL funeral each week to keep the publicity machine cranking.

    Congratulations on your work helping prompt traditional media to focus on the many ongoing gun deaths.

    •  That's an idea. (0+ / 0-)

      I don't think she'd actually go for it—what a depressing thing to have to do!—but it's an idea.

      It sure would make the point and keep the country's attention focused, wouldn't it? You're absolutely right about that. But what a thing to have to actually do!

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