Political Wire: Gun Control and the New Budget

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Hadiya Pendleton Was Me

First Lady Michelle Obama made an emotional plea for gun control during a luncheon in Chicago where she urged local leaders and businesses to create opportunities for kids to help reduce gun violence. Recalling the slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton, the first lady said that "[she] was me, and I was her. But I got to grow up, and go to Princeton and Harvard Law School, and have a career and a family and the most blessed life I could ever imagine."

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