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Sabrina Siddiqui

Senators Attacked Over NRA Influence

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive group CREDO Action launched a new attack Wednesday targeting the senators who voted against legislation to expand background...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican Senator Says He May Support Background Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that he could support tighter background checks on gun sales -- something he declined to do last ...

Manchin 'Frustrated' With NRA After Senate Failure

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) said Tuesday that he is "frustrated" with the National Rifle Association, charging the gun lobbying group with spreading mis...

Sam Stein

Manchin Tells Reid He's Already Got A 'Couple More Votes' On Background Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats believe that they have several new votes in favor of a bill that would expand background checks for gun buyers, after w...

Ryan Grim

Ayotte's Gun Vote Takes Political Toll

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new poll has New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) down a total of 15 points from her previous approval rating in a survey that followed...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the president called the Senate's rejection of gun control a "shameful day for Washington." The media had a few shameful days of its own, led by the New York Post's appalling (and inaccurate) "Bag Men" front-page photo. In the end, an extraordinary effort by law enforcement and the public (including the hospital bed ID offered by the grievously wounded Jeff Bauman) brought a rapid, if surreal, end to the hunt for the perpetrators of the Boston bombings. "This has been a tough week," said the president, "but we've seen the character of our county once more... They failed because we refuse to be terrorized." The best way to continue that refusal is to stay true to our values.

Bloomberg Slams Senate For Gun Control Vote

Posted 04.18.2013 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sharply criticized senators who defeated a gun-buyer background check bill Wednesday, calling the vote a "damni...

Giffords 'Furious' At 'Senate In The Gun Lobby's Grip'

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) ripped senators who "gave into fear and blocked common-sense legislation" on background checks in a New York ...

Ryan Grim

Senate Gun Vote Reignites Filibuster Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wednesday's vote on expanding background checks for gun sales would have led to headlines in many other countries about a landslide vict...

Obama Speaks On Gun Control After Vote Fails

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's push on gun control suffered a major blow Wednesday when the senate defeated a gun-buyer background check bill put together b...

Michael McAuliff

Gun Bill Background Check Amendment Fails

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With shouts of "Shame on you!" echoing in the chamber, the U.S. Senate failed to muster sufficient support Wednesday for a gun-buyer bac...

Sam Stein

Background Check Vote Set Even As Outlook Grows Dire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Months of legislative work will come to a head on Wednesday at roughly 4 p.m. as the Senate takes up amendments to gun legislation that ...

Sam Stein

Background Check Bill May Be Altered To Woo Rural Lawmaker Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With legislation to expand the background check system for gun sales on the skids, the senators behind the compromise are contemplating ...

Senator Stokes Fears About Federal Gun Registry

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

The federal government is already barred from creating a database of every single gun owner in America. And under background check legislation being w...

Sam Stein

WHIP COUNT: Gun Control Vote Will Be A Nail-Biter

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will consider a compromise bill this week to expand the current background check system for gun purchases. The bill, which is...

Manchin-Toomey Background Check Bill Fact Sheet Released

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The compromise background check legislation crafted by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has not yet been formally rele...

Conservative Democrat Supports Background Check Bill

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If legislation expanding background checks for gun purchases is to make its way through the Senate, it will almost undoubtedly need near...

Sam Stein

Schumer's Background Check Bill Loses Key Republican Co-Sponsor

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is proceeding on legislation expanding background checks of gun purchases without his first choice for a Repub...

Jennifer Bendery

Senator Unveils Bipartisan Bill Targeting Gun Violence, Mental Illness

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bipartisan background checks bill on Wednesday aimed at preventing people who have been deemed...

Sam Stein

Key Gun Control Measure Faces Likely Setback

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The signature gun control bill being pushed by President Barack Obama is likely to suffer a setback, as congressional aides and outside ...

McCain Expects Broad Support For Universal Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that he expects bipartisan legislation expanding background checks on gun purchases to have broad support in th...