'Words are ... inadequate,' Obama tells families of Colorado shooting victims
President Barack Obama is greeted by Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates after arriving at Buckley Air Force Base Sunday in Aurora, Colorado.
July 22nd, 2012
08:47 PM ET
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'Words are ... inadequate,' Obama tells families of Colorado shooting victims

(CNN) - In Aurora, Colorado, to comfort victims of last week's deadly theater shooting, President Barack Obama on Sunday pledged the support of the nation.

He spoke after meeting with the victims and their families at the University of Colorado Hospital, one of several area medical centers that treated patients after the attack early Friday inside a packed auditorium of theater-goers.

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Israel re-enters focus ahead of Romney trip
July 22nd, 2012
04:26 PM ET
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Israel re-enters focus ahead of Romney trip

(CNN) - America's relationship with Israel, always reliable for campaign rhetoric, will come under renewed examination this week when presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney heads to the country as part of his foreign swing.

The visit to Israel will present an opportunity and a challenge for Romney, who has consistently expressed support for the country but has not yet outlined specific plans for key issues in the region, including negotiating peace between Israel and the Palestinians and dealing with Iran's nuclear program.
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July 22nd, 2012
01:44 PM ET
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Obama visit welcomed by Coloradans after shooting

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will assume the now-familiar task of comforting Americans grappling with devastation Sunday as he travels to Aurora, Colorado, two days after a gunman killed 12 people and wounded dozens more at a movie theater there.

Obama will meet with families of victims, as well as local officials, in Aurora before continuing on to San Francisco for previously scheduled campaign stops on Monday.
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McCain renews call for U.S. action in Syria, calling Obama strategy 'shameful'
July 22nd, 2012
11:02 AM ET
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McCain renews call for U.S. action in Syria, calling Obama strategy 'shameful'

(CNN) - The escalation of violence in Syria can be directly tracked to the United States' unwillingness to get involved in the country, Sen. John McCain asserted Sunday.

"Because of our failure to assist, because of our failure to lead other willing nations in the region like Turkey and Saudi Arabia and Qatar and others, the situation has now deteriorated to a situation which is really, really very dangerous," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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July 22nd, 2012
10:53 AM ET
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As politicians question value of gun control, Bloomberg calls for action

(CNN) – Two days after a gunman who police say used legally purchased firearms killed a dozen theater-goers in a Denver suburb, the nation's political leaders began debating whether stricter controls on gun access were necessary to prevent further violence.

The question of tighter restrictions on owning guns has been largely ignored in this year's presidential campaign, and Democrats, who in the 1990s were vocal in pushing for tighter gun laws, rarely address the issue today.
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Filed under: Colorado • Gun rights • John McCain • State of the Union