First lady throws herself into gun debate

MOMichelle Obama is making a rare foray into a controversial political issue by getting personally involved in the gun control debate — just as it appears set to dominate the Senate.

The first lady will return to her hometown of Chicago on Wednesday for an event with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to speak about gun control, casting her in a leading role to push one of her husband’s top priorities.

The Senate is poised on Thursday to begin its debate on gun control. The first lady’s speech is part of a White House effort to…

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