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Each and every Sunday, we'll continue to bring you the news you need to know from the five morning news shows. As part of our recently formed digital politics strike force, Post Politics will focus on news, while The Fix will continue to focus on news analysis, polling, and other good stuff.

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* New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) said he's optimistic about the prospect of Congress passing new gun control laws.

* Meanwhile, National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre said Bloomberg is trying to "buy America" by using his personal fortune to urge senators to vote for stricter gun laws.

* Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said the backlog in claims at the VA will end by 2015.

* And Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he doesn't think people should go to jail for non-violent drug crimes.