#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2017

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Hello Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

BATTLE VS FAKE NEWS. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin, Germany on February 25, 2016. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/AFP

Arroyo proposes new agency to replace, overhaul BIR

Jan 15, 2017 - 3:03 PM

In filing House Bill 695 the former president turned lawmaker says there is an urgent need to create a National Revenue Authority to address the growing taxpayer dissatisfaction and increasing perception of systematic corruption in the BIR

Obama vows not to campaign for opponents of new gun laws

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:09 AM

US President Obama says he will blackball even members of his own party if necessary

OBAMA ON GUNS. US President Barack Obama (R) answers a question during a live town hall event with CNN's Anderson Cooper (not pictured) on reducing gun violence in America at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA, 07 January 2016. Photo by Aude Guwerrucci EPA/

US lawmakers invite gun victims to Obama speech

Feb 12, 2013 - 7:36 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama will help lead the way with aides confirming that the parents of Chicago shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton will join her for the speech

US President Barack Obama delivering the 2012 State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington DC, January 24, 2012. Photo courtesy of the White House.

TechRap: Facebook Graph Search demo, Nexus 4 reviewed

Jan 21, 2013 - 4:13 AM

Facebook enters the search market with a search engine for connections MySpace makes a comeback what will be of the pioneering social network’s new lease on life? And we go up close and personal with the Nexus 4

Apple changes NRA app age rating

Jan 17, 2013 - 3:46 PM

Apple changes the age rating on the NRA s controversial shooting app

PRACTICE RANGE. The NRA's app is under fire for being hypocritical and targeted at too young a community. Screen shot from MEDL Mobile website.

Obama unveils sweeping gun violence proposals

Jan 17, 2013 - 1:43 AM

UPDATED Congress must act Congress must act soon Obama said

US President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden watches on January 16, 2013 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel Ngan

NRA releases iOS shooting app

Jan 15, 2013 - 11:15 AM

A month after the Newtown shooting the NRA comes out with an app that s bound to cause some controversy

PRACTICE RANGE. The NRA releases an app that's bound to cause some controversy. Screen shot from Apple Store.

US gun lobby 'shocked, saddened' by shooting

Dec 19, 2012 - 8:18 AM

The top US gun lobby broke its silence Tuesday December 18 about last week s school massacre saying it was shocked by the deaths and vowing to help ensure such a tragedy would not be repeated