The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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MICHELE BYINGTON (Gun law analyst) House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) vowed he would not bow to pressure to schedule votes on bipartisan gun control legislation in the wake of a 25-hour sit-in late last month on the House floor led by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, the civil rights icon. Ryan denounced the widely publicized sit-in as a "publicity stunt" and a Democratic party "fundraising scheme," and insisted the House would not be forced to consider Democratic measures for expanding background checks on gun buyers or preventing suspected terrorists on government no-fly lists from purchasing guns and semi-automatic weapons.

Fox News Radio's GURNAL SCOTT (Live from Dallas) President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush will speak at an interfaith memorial service in Dallas for five police officers slain late last week, as well as meet with the victims' families. The President will visit the Texas city at the request of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement Sunday afternoon.

SALVATOR LaMASTRA (Political author, analyst and campaign strategist) During the last several months, Sanders has worked to change ideas and reshape the party platform, having announced of the weekend victory in helping to write “the most progressive platform in party history” amid adopted changes from the Platform Committee. While Sanders has not given any implication of an intention to endorse Clinton, he did tell reports over the weekend that the two campaigns were coming together, informing reporters to stay tuned.

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