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President Obama’s emotional speech for his new actions on gun control, during which he shed tears when speaking about the children killed two years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was the talk of late-night shows — along with the right-wing response.

Stephen Colbert said that even if Obama’s newest gun policies are a minimal change at best, it’s important to see our leaders do something, and to show emotion about it against any desensitizing.

Larry Wilmore took a look at how Fox News decided to ridicule Obama, and to even suggest he was faking it.

And Trevor Noah highlighted how the Republican presidential candidates were opposing Obama’s actions — before he’d even announced them.

And on a lighter topic, Conan O’Brien presented a great send-up of Donald Trump’s TV ad.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Washington (AFP) - Republicans in the US Senate prevented action Thursday on a bill to address domestic terrorism in the wake of a racist massacre at a grocery store in upstate New York.

Democrats had been expecting defeat but were seeking to use the procedural vote to highlight Republican opposition to tougher gun control measures following a second massacre at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday.

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