Richard Engel reporting from the ground in Turkey…with a gas mask

If this isn’t journalistic commitment to a story, I’m not sure what is. Watch NBC’s best explain what’s going on in Turkey as protests escalate in Istanbul, as well as why this situation is not the same as what’s happening in Syria.

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Report card: Three months after Newtown, how much progress on gun safety?

Today is the 3 month anniversary of the Newtown shootings. And poll data shows that an overwhelming – 91% – of Americans support background checks in gun purchases. Right now, it’s estimated that 40% of purchasers go unchecked. But states trying to close the loophole are facing serious opposition. Read my and Traci Lee’s report card on how public policy support doesn’t always translate into legislative success.

Report card: Three months after Newtown, how much progress on gun safety?

Who says we can’t all get along?

Elections are over. Two articles relating to it all, and more importantly, working together going forward. Seems like we can all agree on that.

John Boehner says: “election results are a mandate for us to work together”

And I say: Good, here’s a personal invitation for you all to do your jobs already.