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Katrina vanden Heuvel: Does Obama Really Shoot Skeet? Who Cares?

As Barack Obama traveled to Minneapolis to make his case for tougher gun regulations, the news media back in Washington was working itself into a lather over a photo of the president shooting skeet at Camp David.

In another example of "inside-the-beltway media malpractice," the press is distracting itself with irrelevant stunts rather than covering issues people care about, Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel said Monday on MSNBC's The Ed Show. The photo frenzy comes on the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War, when the Washington media displayed a similar lack of accountability, vanden Heuvel noted.

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Need a quick and popular way to raise revenue? Start by closing corporate loopholes, Katrina vanden Heuvel writes.

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