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Background Checks Vote

Nick Wing

Mark Begich: Background Checks Shouldn't Be 'Holy Grail'

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), there is no way comprehensive gun violence legislation will pass with a provision to expand backg...

Sam Stein

Joe Biden To Make Another Gun Control Push To Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Working to maintain gun policy reform's place in the political conversation, Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday will urge Congress to a...

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...

GOP Senator 'Broke His Promise', New Ad Alleges

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Anti-gun violence group Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a tough ad Friday against Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), featuring the mom of an Aurora shoot...

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...

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, ...

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...

GOP Senator Declines Dinner Invite From Gun Victim Families

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) has turned down a dinner invitation from a group of gun victims' families, citing a busy schedule this week. Burr recent...

Amanda Terkel

Toomey: Republicans Opposed Background Checks Because They Didn't Want To Help Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) revealed that some members of his party opposed expanding background checks for gun sales recently because they didn't want to...

The Least Popular Senator In America: I'm 'Below Pond Scum'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) addressed a recent poll that declared him the most unpopular senator in the country after his vote against expanding backgro...

GOP Senator: Obama Is To Blame For Failure Of Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) blamed President Barack Obama Tuesday for the defeat in the Senate of legislation to expand background checks. "I would sug...

Jon Tester Stands By Gun Vote In Fundraising Email

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) was one of the red-state Democrats who voted to expand background checks for gun sales last week, breaking with the conventi...

Progressives Attack Democrats For Voting Against Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee announced on Friday a new ad attacking Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) for his vote against background checks. ...

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

John McCain Backs Background Checks Deal, Breaking With Vast Majority Of GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the hours leading up to the Senate vote on background checks, the few remaining undecided Democrats and Republicans began announcing ...