Tommy Christopher, MEDIAite with video (03:30):
At the final press conference of President Obama‘s first term, one month to the date after the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the first question asked of the President was whether he would push for an assault weapons ban. Despite reports to the contrary, the President’s carefully-worded and expansive response indicated that he will propose “an assault weapons ban that is meaningful,” among other things, and expects Congress to “set politics aside” and vote their conscience. MORE...Howie P.S.: Another hot topic at the presser, Obama: GOP ‘Will Not Collect A Ransom In Exchange For Not Crashing The American Economy’(MEDIAite, with video).