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Fri January 18, 2013
Week in Review — 1.18.13
It's been a week of big news and outsize headlines. Pres. Obama outlined his gun safety agenda, including twenty-three executive orders, as well as new proposals for background checks and limiting the size of gun magazines. The NRA was not persuaded by the President's arguments.
Meanwhile, while Lt. Gov. Tim Murray announced he won't run for governor in 2014, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick laid out his budget plan. Patrick called for more taxes, and more money for transportation and education.
And fallout continues over the suicide of online activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz. Swartz faced fines and jail time for illegally downloading millions of academic articles.
Finally, Lance Armstrong came clean Thursday night about doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
- Michael Goldman, president of the political communications firm Goldman and Associates.
- Jennifer Nassour, former Massachusetts Republican Party state chair.
- Joan Vennochi, columnist for the Boston Globe.