Double Take 'Toons: December 2012: Last Shots? In December, President Obama promised to use his powers to prevent tragedies like the one in Newtown, but his powers had limits when it came to the fiscal cliff.
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Double Take 'Toons: December 2012: Last Shots?

It's been a tumultuous and exciting year. To mark its end, NPR Double Take will be recapping the biggest news events, going month by month to bring you the best cartoons on the issues.

America was stunned by the shootings in Newtown. In response, President Obama promised to "use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens... in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this," and Paul Zanetti was with him. RJ Matson reminded us that presidential power has limits and never was it more evident than in trying to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

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