State Opening of Parliament
Queen Elizabeth II delivered remarks during the State Opening of British Parliament. Her remarks, commonly referred to as the Queen’s Speech, outline the priorities for the new parliamentary session. Topics included the U.K.'s exit from the European Union (or "Brexit"), British global leadership, and investments in science and education.2,101 views
White House Anti-Gun Violence Task Force Proposals
President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. In his remarks he outlined proposals for legislative and executive actions to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, implement universal background checks for all gun buyers, and to establish mental health and school safety measures.6,967 views
The task force was formed in response to the December 14, 2012, elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. President Obama also read portions of letters received about gun violence by some of the children who joined him on the dais.