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January 1, White House Gun Legislation Looms | Biden Promises Medical Records | Netflix Movie Neglects Obama’s Role in Job Loss



This Day in History | 1954

Actress Marilyn Monroe films the famous skirt scene for the movie “The Seven Year Itch”.

Good Morning Middle Americans. 

What will President Trump do when it comes to gun control? He is facing two very different political forces and difficult options as he weighs his next move with the 2020 presidential election looming on the horizon.  On one hand, he could back a background check law and alienate his base and the NRA. On the other hand, according to polling, about 85 % of America favors some sort of strengthening of background checks for gun purchases.   Look for him to stick with his base. All signs point to 2020 being another base election.  

How concerned are you about Joe Biden’s health? Has that concern increased since the last debate? Biden is now promising to releases his medical records by the time the primary voting starts. Why the delay, Joe?  Finally today, critics are buzzing about a movie supported by they Obamas. The movie called “Higher Ground” is available on Netflix and it focuses on Ohio auto plant, and what happens when that factory is purchased by a Chinese billionaire.  But some critics point out that the movie, leaves out one very important fact, a lot of the job loss at this Ohio plant, took place during Obama’s presidency.  Read all about it. 

– Fraser Dixon 

Trump Expected to Announce Gun Control Legislation This Week

(CBS News) – The White House has been talking to a trio of lawmakers: Democrats Chris Murphy and Joe Manchin and Republican Pat Toomey. They all support tougher background checks.

After the recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, Mr. Trump called for gun control legislation.

“I’m talking about meaningful, write that word, meaningful, meaningful background checks,” Mr. Trump said on August 9.  

But Mr. Trump never defined what meaningful means and quickly backed off after talking to the National Rifle Association.

Learn more from CBS News here

Biden Pledges Medical Disclosures By Primaries

(Associated Press) – The 76-year-old former vice president told reporters Friday that he’ll prove his fitness through the campaign, even asking one questioner jokingly: “You wanna wrestle?” And he pledged to release his medical records “when I get my next physical” before the Iowa caucuses begin the voting process in February.

“There’s no reason for me not to release my medical records,” Biden said.

Age has been an undercurrent of the Democratic primary for months, with Biden, 78-year-old Bernie Sanders and 70-year-old Elizabeth Warren leading the crowded field vying to take on President Donald Trump, who is 73.

Find out more from the AP here

Obama Netflix Movie Doesn’t Mention His Role in Job Loss

(The Wall Street Journal) – The documentary that traces the lives of thousands of workers laid off from their auto jobs in Ohio during the 2008 recession, produced by a company formed last year by the former U.S. president and first lady, fails to mention the role President Barack Obama played in the factory’s closing, Ohio Rep. Mike Turner writes in a column for The WSJ.

“A good story gives you the chance to better understand someone else’s life. It can help you find common ground. And it’s why Michelle and I were drawn to Higher Ground’s first film,” Obama said in a Twitter posting on Wednesday.

Read more from the Wall Street Journal here

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