Gun controls: Obama to discuss executive actions on Monday

  • President Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey on Monday to, according to the White House, 'discuss what actions he can take to curb gun violence'. *
  • President Obama returned from holiday in Hawaii on Sunday, as leading Republican presidential candidates took to political talk shows to criticise the president's expected executive orders. +

  • Despite the epidemic of gun violence in the U.S, there has been no appetite among the Republican controlled Congress to pass legislation to tighten gun laws. 

  • Mr. Obama will take part in a 'town hall' debate focused on gun violence on Thursday - the event will be staged by CNN. +

We know that we can’t stop every act of violence. But what if we tried to stop even one? What if Congress did something – anything – to protect our kids from gun violence?
— Pres. Obama on January 1st

Gun Violence Archive, data as of January 3rd

Clinton says it would have been better to use government email

  • Former U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says while it may have been better to use a government email, her use of a private email server was within the rules as she understood them. 

  • In a press conference at the UN, Clinton said the public would get to see her work emails.  
  • Clinton said she did not email anyone any confidential information from her private email. 

Clinton asks State Department to release her emails

  • Hillary Clinton says she wants emails from her time of Secretary of State to be made public.

  • Clinton said on Twitter that the State Department are reviewing her emails and will release them as soon as possible. 

  • Revelations that Clinton exclusively used a private email address, on her own server, when conducting government business as Secretary of State has caused controversy in recent days. 

Clinton ran her own email server

  • The AP reports that Hillary Clinton set up her own email server when she was Secretary of State during the Obama administration’s first term. 

  • Revelation comes after it emerged that Clinton exclusively used a private email address when conducting government business.

  • Ms. Clinton email address was hosted by a server in her New York home, not by free providers like Google, Microsoft or Yahoo.