Sunday Shows: Scalia Says Guns May Be Regulated

July 29, 2012

On today’s Sunday shows: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the Second Amendment leaves room to regulate guns; Mitt Romney makes efforts to clarify his position on Israel and Iran; and the latest Newsweek cover, headlined “The Wimp Factor” with an image of Romney smiling, apparently doesn't bother him.

Scalia: Guns May be Regulated
Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court's most vocal and conservative justices, said that the Second Amendment leaves room for U.S. legislatures to regulate guns, including menacing hand-held weapons.

Romney Clarifies Comments on Iran
Mitt Romney said that "I respect the right of Israel to defend itself," and that all U.S. diplomatic, economic and military options should be employed to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, as he and his campaign sought to clarify an adviser's remark that was interpreted as giving Israel a green light to attack Iran.

Romney Not Worried About ‘The Wimp Factor’
Romney may object to some labels, but apparently calling him a "wimp" is not one of them. He said as much in response to a recent Newsweek cover that carries the headline “Romney: The Wimp Factor” over a photo of his smiling face.

Romney, Obama Advisers Face Off Over London Gaffe
Top advisers to both presidential candidates squared off over Romney’s overseas trip, with Romney adviser Kevin Madden arguing that his candidate's well-publicized gaffes abroad will have no bearing on the election and Obama adviser Robert Gibbs saying they indicate he’s not ready for the presidency.

Durbin: Deal With the Fiscal Cliff After the Election
Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said that while President Obama takes responsibility for the still-lagging economy, it’s incumbent upon Congress to come up with a plan to increase American confidence in economic recovery.

Ayotte Criticizes Obama on Foreign Policy
New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, likely on Romney’s short list of potential running mates, criticized President Obama on foreign policy—including an accusation that he has been soft on Iran.

Levin: Romney Should Release More Tax Returns
Though cries for Romney to release more tax returns went largely silent this past week, Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee, took up the call.

Cheney Offers Views on Veep Search
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday offered his views on what's most important when it comes to a vice presidential search, queuing on some of the missteps that have been made in the past—and on Sarah Palin.

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Meet the Press Preempted
Meet the Press did not air today due to NBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games.

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