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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...

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden Readies Gun Control Advocates For Round Two

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week after the Senate failed to come up with 60 votes to pass a measure expanding background checks on gun buyers, Vice President Joe ...

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...

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 ...

Jennifer Bendery

Francine Wheeler, Mom Of Son Killed In Newtown Shootings, To Give Obama's Weekly Address

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will keep the spotlight on gun violence in his weekly address on Saturday, but he's going to have someone else de...

Jennifer Bendery

Senators Explain Why They Tried To Prevent Debate On Gun Control Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 30 senators voted Thursday to try to prevent the Senate from debating a bill targeting gun violence, even as families of the N...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Begins Debate On Gun Bill, Overcomes GOP Filibuster Effort

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate cleared a major procedural hurdle on Thursday as it voted to overcome a Republican filibuster effort and begin debate on a gu...