President Obama talks on the phone with British Prime Minister David Cameron on February 13, 2012.
(Pete Souza/White House)
A Luby's Massacre Victim's Advocacy | Baseball Hall of Fame Inducts No New Players in 2013 | Texas County Moves to Abolish Gun Shows | New Priorities in Obama's Second Term | Gender, Sex, and Consent on the College Campus
Legislators gathered in the Texas State Capitol on the eve of the next Legislative session. For conservatives it was a mixture of feelings about what just happened last November. Here's what the head of the Texas Republican Party Steve Munistieri had to say: “If only men had voted, Romney would be president. He won the male vote 52-45. That's pretty significant."
More than twenty years ago, Suzanna Gratia Hupp witnessed the death of her parents at the hands of a gunman at a Luby's cafeteria in Killeen Texas. Since then, she's remained vocal on the topic of gun control and pushed for laws allowing concealed handguns as a legislator in the Texas House of Representatives.
Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson announced yesterday that no players would be inducted in 2013. Notable omissions include Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds, who were included on the ballot but criticized for allegedly taking performance-enhancing drugs.
As the gun control debate heightens in coming weeks, one policy could be taking center stage: the gun show loophole, which allows people to purchase firearms at gun shows without a background check. Travis County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt is leading the charge to outlaw gun shows.
As President Obama moves into his second term, his policy priorities, and the policies themselves, will likely shift. Coral Davenport, energy and environment correspondent for the National Journal, explores the Obama Administration's priorities on climate change, and Elisabeth Bumiller, Pentagon correspondent for Takeaway partner The New York Times, discusses the Administration's policy shifts in Afghanistan.
Is the college party a place where communication and consent are practiced respectfully between the sexes? Two straight young men, both students at UT-Austin, share their thoughts and experiences with parties, online interactions, and the unwritten rules of conduct between the sexes on campus.