The Daily Show – Gun Control & Political Suicide

John Oliver vows that never again will a political career end in a senseless act of meaningful legislation.

The Daily Show – Gun Control Whoop-de-doo

Following the Senate’s defeat of the Manchin-Toomey amendment, John Oliver tests the theory that government-mandated gun control doesn’t work.

The Daily Show – John Oliver’s Australia & Gun Control’s Aftermath

John Oliver learns that it’s pointless for America to study the Australian gun control experience because the situations are just too similar.

The above videos are from 2013; three years later nothing has changed.

Turkish PM: U.S. elections hampering Syria action

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See more of Christiane Amanpour’s interview with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday at 2100 CET, 2300 CET, 1700 HKT and 2200 HKT on CNN International’s “Amanpour” program or here at Amanpour.com

(CNN) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the United States is “lacking of initiative” on Syria and suggested that could be because of the upcoming U.S. election.

During a wide-ranging interview in Istanbul with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Erdogan discussed the 18-month crisis in Syria and touched on a number of other topics, including Iran’s suspected nuclear program.

“Right now, there are certain things being expected from the United States. The United States had not yet catered to those expectations,” the prime minister said when asked whether he was surprised the United States is not offering anything but “nonlethal support” to the opposition.

“Maybe it’s because of the elections — maybe it’s because…

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