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GOP Senator Accused Of Hypocrisy On Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the anti-gun violence group spearheaded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released a new ad Tuesday disputing a c...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Red State Democrats Unfazed By Background Check Backlash

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) considers holding another vote on legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers, ...

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Former GOP Senator: Nothing Unreasonable About Background Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) said Thursday she would have supported legislation to expand background checks for firearm pu...

Obama Acts To Strengthen System After Blow From Senate

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, April 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, moving swiftly after the U.S. Senate rejected a measure to...

Giffords: The Senate Has Yet Again Chosen 'To Do Nothing'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) skewered senators on Wednesday in a fundraising email sent out seconds after the Senate voted down an amendme...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid Comes Out For Assault Weapons Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), a lawmaker who has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association in the past, came out on ...

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 ...