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CNN pushed for gun control as Lafayette shooting tragedy unfolded

It isn’t enough to just report the news anymore. Within 90 minutes of a shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, CNN on-air contributors were already pushing a gun control agenda, even before all the details of the tragedy were known. Surprisingly, however, the biggest dose of common sense came from a surprising source: Van Jones. Don Lemon was ... Read More »

CNN’s Don Lemon on Brother’s Keeper Program: Yesterday, Obama ‘Became the Black President’

CNN anchor Don Lemon became visibly emotional on Thursday after President Barack Obama announced an initiative aimed at helping minority youth to graduate from high school and train for careers. On Friday, Lemon expanded on his impressions, telling CNN anchor Carol Costello that Obama “became the black president” in that moment. 

“It sounds like a great program,” Costello remarked. “But, Don, as you well know, it takes more than money and programs to solve racism.”

“Do you think the president will continue to be vocal, to be blunt, since his term is ending?” she asked. “Is this a time to be America’s black president?”

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