By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A conservative advocacy group has pulled a photograph used in an attack ad against Democratic Senator Mark Udall that depicted him with a grim-faced President Barack Obama in the aftermath of the Colorado theater massacre, after victims' families complained. The TV ad, paid for by Americans for Prosperity, the political group funded by billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch, showed a photograph of the first-term senator with Obama, linking Udall to the president's unpopular Affordable Health Care Act. The photo is a captured screen shot taken from a news conference that Obama, Udall and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper held shortly after the three Democrats met with victims of the mass shooting in July 2012. A message superimposed over the image reads: "Mark Udall voted for Obamacare." The parents of four victims slain in the massacre denounced the ad as "an utter disgrace." "(T)o insinuate the somber expressions were for anything other than their compassionate response to our heartbreak is beyond unconscionable," the families said in a statement.
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President Barack Obama interacts with a robot during a tour at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), in Tokyo, Japan, April 24, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
On Thursday, President Obama will visit the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo and deliver remarks at an event for youth in science. Watch his full remarks below.
On Thursday, President Obama will visit the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo and deliver remarks at an event for youth in science. Tune in here to watch the remarks, starting live at 2:10 am ET.