The president went off to Newtown, Connecticut yesterday to try and get some momentum for some new gun legislation. Here's what he had to say:
"Newtown, we want you to know that we're here with you. We will not walk away from the promises we've made. We are as determined as ever to do what must be done, in fact, I'm here to ask you to help me to show that we can get it done. We'r not forgetting."
Senate passage is iffy, and there is still the House to consider, and yet lawmakers on both sides of the aisle apparently want to have it out on this legislation.
Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, speaks about the legislation.
The other dreamy issue in Washington is immigration reform, and it has considerably more momentum right now than gun reform.
Gregory Sendana is the executive director of the Asia Pacific American Labor Alliance.
Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explains what movement Americans can expect to see on these issues.