BET Wire: Another Week, Another School Shooting / Congress Is All Shook Up

President Obama urges soul searching on gun control.

In Case You Missed It - Republicans leave President Obama scratching his head; Ben Carson kind of blames the spread of measles on immigrants; one lawmaker thinks it's OK if your food service worker doesn't wash his hands after a bathroom break ? and more. ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

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In Case You Missed It - President Obama renews calls for gun control; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his seat to a Tea Party unknown; Hillary Clinton has an unusual definition of "broke;" and more. — Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

The Only Place on Earth - "We're the only developed country on Earth where this happens. And it happens now once a week," said Obama, referring to school shootings, during a question-and-answer session on Tumblr at the White House. "The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm and we take it for granted in ways that as a parent are terrifying to me." (Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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The Only Place on Earth - "We're the only developed country on Earth where this happens. And it happens now once a week," said Obama, referring to school shootings, during a question-and-answer session on Tumblr at the White House. "The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm and we take it for granted in ways that as a parent are terrifying to me." (Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Not Normal - "I respect gun rights but the idea that, for example, we couldn't get a background check bill in to make sure that if you're going to buy a weapon you have to actually go through a rigorous process so that we know who you are, so you can't just walk up to the store and buy a semi-automatic weapon? It makes no sense," the president said, adding that Americans need to do some "soul searching" about why they are accepting senseless violence as the norm. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Not Normal - "I respect gun rights but the idea that, for example, we couldn't get a background check bill in to make sure that if you're going to buy a weapon you have to actually go through a rigorous process so that we know who you are, so you can't just walk up to the store and buy a semi-automatic weapon? It makes no sense," the president said, adding that Americans need to do some "soul searching" about why they are accepting senseless violence as the norm. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Bye, Bye, Eric Cantor - Shock waves shook the U.S. Capitol on June 10 when House Majority Leader Eric Holder lost his primary to a little-known economics professor/Tea Party candidate named Dave Brat. Cantor, who was presumed to one day become House speaker, was the chamber's lone Jewish member and Jewish Republicans' only hope for one of their own to win the top leadership post. (Photo: AP)

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Bye, Bye, Eric Cantor - Shock waves shook the U.S. Capitol on June 10 when House Majority Leader Eric Holder lost his primary to a little-known economics professor/Tea Party candidate named Dave Brat. Cantor, who was presumed to one day become House speaker, was the chamber's lone Jewish member and Jewish Republicans' only hope for one of their own to win the top leadership post. (Photo: AP)

Don't Let the Door Hit You - Hours after Cantor's stunning loss, Republicans were expressing an interest in the number-two leadership spot. The next day, Cantor announced plans to step down as majority leader.  (Photo: AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Don't Let the Door Hit You - Hours after Cantor's stunning loss, Republicans were expressing an interest in the number-two leadership spot. The next day, Cantor announced plans to step down as majority leader. (Photo: AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Is Immigration Reform Dead? - Some lawmakers say that Cantor's loss to a Tea Party candidate who campaigned on an anti-immigration platform dooms any hope for a comprehensive bill in the next couple of years. Republican lawmakers, many people argue, will be too spooked to support it out of fear that they will join Cantor in the unemployment line.(Photo: AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Is Immigration Reform Dead? - Some lawmakers say that Cantor's loss to a Tea Party candidate who campaigned on an anti-immigration platform dooms any hope for a comprehensive bill in the next couple of years. Republican lawmakers, many people argue, will be too spooked to support it out of fear that they will join Cantor in the unemployment line.(Photo: AP Photo/Steve Helber)

#HillaryIsSoPoor - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stirred a bit of controversy while promoting her new book, Hard Choices, after suggesting that she and President Clinton were "dead broke" after leaving the White House. "We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt," Clinton told ABC's Diane Sawyer. "We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea's education. You know, it was not easy." Her tone-deaf remarks blew up on Twitter, triggering the hashtag Hillary is so poor [fill in the blank]. (Photo: ABC News)

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#HillaryIsSoPoor - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stirred a bit of controversy while promoting her new book, Hard Choices, after suggesting that she and President Clinton were "dead broke" after leaving the White House. "We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt," Clinton told ABC's Diane Sawyer. "We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea's education. You know, it was not easy." Her tone-deaf remarks blew up on Twitter, triggering the hashtag Hillary is so poor [fill in the blank]. (Photo: ABC News)

Student Loan Bill Fails - Senate Republicans prevented from moving forward a bill that would allow people to refinance their student-loan debt at current interest rates in a 56-38 vote. The Senate Democrats? bill isn?t really about students at all. It?s really all about Senate Democrats,? said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. ?Because Senate Democrats don?t actually want a solution for students. They want an issue to campaign on ? to save their own hides in November.?  (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Student Loan Bill Fails - Senate Republicans prevented from moving forward a bill that would allow people to refinance their student-loan debt at current interest rates in a 56-38 vote. The Senate Democrats’ bill isn’t really about students at all. It’s really all about Senate Democrats,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Because Senate Democrats don’t actually want a solution for students. They want an issue to campaign on — to save their own hides in November.”  (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Ohio Voting Rights Victory - A federal judge in Ohio on June 11 granted a permanent injunction forcing Secretary of State Jon Husted to restore voting on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before all future elections, The Columbus Dispatch reports. (Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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Ohio Voting Rights Victory - A federal judge in Ohio on June 11 granted a permanent injunction forcing Secretary of State Jon Husted to restore voting on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before all future elections, The Columbus Dispatch reports. (Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Bergdahl Bad News - At 51 percent, a majority of Americans say that the U.S. should not have swapped Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll has found. In addition, 73 percent say he should face charges if he deserted his platoon. (Photo: AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)

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Bergdahl Bad News - At 51 percent, a majority of Americans say that the U.S. should not have swapped Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll has found. In addition, 73 percent say he should face charges if he deserted his platoon. (Photo: AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)