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'Game of Thrones' Real-Life D.C. Counterparts: Election 2016 Edition

5 July 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

As a wise woman once said: "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." What holds true in HBO's hit fantasy series also resonates in Washington D.C. politics, of course, where the field of contenders has narrowed from a ridiculous many to a powerful few. And like the drama's many battles for the Iron Throne, election year campaigning can be a real bastard. The possibility of contested tickets mean the Democratic and Republican conventions run the risk of getting nasty, »

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Under the Gun review – gun control polemic hits its target

25 January 2016 10:23 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Absorbing and gripping, this documentary details the rise of the NRA into a lobbying powerhouse – and provides an incentive to get involved in the debate

One of the themes of the films shown at Sundance this year is America’s gun control debate and its consequences. There’s the drama Dark Night and the documentary Newtown, as well as various short films which look down the barrel and ask why can’t progress seem to be made. Under the Gun is possibly the most high profile of them all, and comes from a team with a legacy of thought-provoking advocacy projects. Directed by Stephanie Soechtig and produced by Us anchor Katie Couric, the team take the same approach they did highlighting the environmental impact of bottled water (in Tapped), and the issue of obesity and sugar addiction (Fed Up).

In layman’s terms, the film examines the National Rifle Association »

- Lanre Bakare

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Obama Takes Gun Control into His Own Hands: President Sidesteps Congress with New Crackdown on Unlicensed Gun Dealers

4 January 2016 3:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

President Obama announced Monday that he would be rolling out new executive actions to combat gun violence in the next few days. "The recommendations that are being made by my team here are ones that are entirely consistent with the Second Amendment and people's lawful right to bear arms," the president told reporters Monday afternoon after meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and other top officials in the Oval Office to discuss his options. Obama said that, for a comprehensive solution to gun violence, "Congress needs to act." But failing that, he added, the measures he'll »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Obama Takes Gun Control into His Own Hands: President Sidesteps Congress with New Crackdown on Unlicensed Gun Dealers

4 January 2016 3:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

President Obama announced Monday that he would be rolling out new executive actions to combat gun violence in the next few days. "The recommendations that are being made by my team here are ones that are entirely consistent with the Second Amendment and people's lawful right to bear arms," the president told reporters Monday afternoon after meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and other top officials in the Oval Office to discuss his options. Obama said that, for a comprehensive solution to gun violence, "Congress needs to act." But failing that, he added, the measures he'll »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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