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Washington (CNN) — A past president and current board member of the National Rifle Association affirmed Thursday that the organization has changed its position on background checks for gun sales in recent years.

Sandy Froman said Thursday in a town hall on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that the organization has changed its position since the organization’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, testified before the House Judiciary Committee in 1999.

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Nearly half of Canadians say they do not support the Idle No More movement and more than half of those with First Nations ancestry share the sentiment, a new poll suggests.

A poll conducted by Forum Research for the National Post found that among those Canadians who were aware of the grassroots movement, 49% said they did not support it. Just 39% of those surveyed said they supported Idle No More, and 12% said they didn’t know.

Lorne Bozinoff, the president of Forum, said that recent demonstrations have shone the spotlight on Idle No More and First Nations issues, but have not led to widespread support for the movement.

“They do have some level of sympathy among the Canadian population, but not for the things they are actually doing, such as the blockades,” he said. “And if they do more of those things it could erode the support for their…

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National Post | News

Reacting to a new Fatah logo that appears to depict a united, Israel-free Palestine, the Jewish organization B’nai Brith says it shows the Palestinian Authority and President Mahmoud Abbas are lukewarm about a two-state-solution.

“We are continuing to warn the [Canadian] government not to be fooled into accepting the notion that Fatah and Abbas want real peace with the Jewish state,” said Frank Dimant, head of B’nai Brith Canada. “[A] true partner for peace on the Palestinian side does not exist.”

His remarks echo the U.S.-based Zionist Organization of America, which said the logo proves Fatah and the PA “have no interest in peace with Israel, only its destruction.”

Last month, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the official daily newspaper of the Fatah-led PA, issued a logo for the party’s 48th anniversary. It featured a map of the British mandate of Palestine, the state that existed before the 1948 establishment of Israel…

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Piers Morgan

On the heels of a polarizing political New Year’s Day – which featured an agreement to stave off the Fiscal Cliff, but no such vote on Hurricane Sandy relief – on Wednesday “Piers Morgan Tonight” guest host Wolf Blitzer welcomed Christine Quinn for her reaction to Congress’s progress:

“I was stunned, it’s really unbelievable,” said the New York City Council Speaker, referring to Speaker John Boehner and the House majority’s refusal to allow a vote on aid for those impacted by the October storm that pounded much of the Eastern seaboard. “We have countless people in New York and New Jersey who’ve been devastated by this storm, and quite frankly, Speaker Boehner just told them to drop dead. And it’s just outrageous.”

Following a tremendous amount of public backlash – most notably from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Republican New York Congressman Peter King of Long Island –…

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CNN Political Ticker

Washington (CNN) – A deal was reached between Congressional leaders and the White House late Monday night, according to a Democratic source.

The agreement brokered by Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was later signed off on by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during calls with President Barack Obama, said a source familiar with the deal.

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