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Posted: December 20, 2012 at 4:25 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I’m also betting that the majority, the vast majority of responsible lawabiding gun owners would be some of the first to say that we should be able to keep an irresponsible, lawbreaking few from buying a weapon of war.” President Barack Obama Article, 1A

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist delivers a statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee as Senate Democrats and Republicans sparred over whether voter ID laws, attempts to purge voter rolls and restricted early voting were legitimate efforts to stop fraud or Republican strategies to hold down Democratic votes, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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