1. Commander-in-Chief

    Obama Takes Swipe at Football

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21:  U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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    After presenting his new gun control proposals, President Obama sat down for an exclusive interview with The New Republic. In the wide-ranging interview, he took a swipe at football: “I have to tell you, if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.” He also blamed the news media for much of the gridlock in Washington, saying, “If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you'll see more of them doing it.” Obama also said that he himself has fired a gun and that he regularly shoots skeet at Camp David, adding, “And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake."

    Read it at The New Republic