President Obama teared up while talking about the Newtown massacre today during a White House speech about executive actions he's taking to attempt to prevent criminals and other dangerous individuals from buying guns. In other news:
- Mother Jones reported that Ammon Bundy—one of the leaders of the armed anti-government quasi-militia that has occupied federal property in Oregon—took out a $500,000 loan through the federal Small Business Administration in 2010. (Here's how the U.S. media would cover the Oregon takeover if it occurred in some strange foreign country.)
- Obama administration officials proved almost comically unwilling to condemn the mass Saudi executions that have destabilized the Middle East.
- Ted Cruz put out a compelling, if misleading, ad depicting undocumented bankers and lawyers storming the Mexican border.
- And the NFL's worst-performing franchise, the Cleveland Browns, hired Moneyball subject Paul DePodesta away from the New York Mets to be their "chief strategy officer."
Have a good day out there.