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Gun Control Filibuster

The Disconnect: Democracy Abroad and at Home

Caitlin Klevorick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Caitlin Klevorick

The fact our country first is not even able to pass a law that more than 50 senators voted for, and second is unable to enact a law that more than 90 percent of Americans agree on, is not only deplorable at home, but must be perplexing abroad.

Minority Rule and What We Can Do About It

Brian Levin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

The gun purchase background checks proposed in the Manchin-Toomey amendment are supported by over 90 percent of Americans. So why couldn't this proposal even pass the Democrat-controlled Senate? We're living under minority rule, and there are a few culprits.

Sam Stein

Round-The-Clock Vigil Planned Until Senate Passes Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It could last several weeks, but family members of victims and survivors of gun violence are planning to hold a round-the-clock vigil on...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

When I heard that Margaret Thatcher had died, I immediately flashed back to the afternoon of February 11, 1975 when, on my car radio in London, I first heard the news that Thatcher had been elected leader of the Tory Party. What had been almost universally assumed to be impossible -- the election of a woman from a modest background to the highest position of power within the conservative establishment -- now suddenly seemed to have had been inevitable. And love her or loathe her (the Trafalgar Square "party" to celebrate her death reminds us how many did the latter), Margaret Thatcher was the kind of conviction-driven leader who can bridge the chasm between the impossible and the inevitable. In a week when even an anemic gun control bill had to fight off a filibuster -- and still faces a long, uphill road -- those working for its passage should ask themselves: what would Maggie do?

Democratic Senators Join GOP Attempt To Filibuster Gun Bill

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) voted to block gun legislation from coming to the floor for debate on Thursday, one of only two Democrats to do so...

Gun Control Advocates Remind Congress Of 3,300 Killed Since Newtown

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

Gun control supporters and survivors of gun violence are gathering Wednesday in the Capitol to read the names of the 3,300 killed from guns since the ...

Jennifer Bendery

James Inhofe: Gun Debate Has Nothing To Do With Families Of Newtown Victims | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Tuesday that the gun control debate doesn't have anything to do with the families of the Newtown, Conn....

GOP Rep: Senate Republicans Should Not Filibuster Gun Control Bill

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) disagrees with the 14 Senate Republicans who plan to filibuster gun control legislation, saying the public deserves discussio...

CBS News Calls Out GOP Senators For Declining Interviews On Guns

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.09.2013 | Media

CBS News called out 14 Republican senators on Tuesday for declining requests to be interviewed about their proposed filibuster of an upcoming gun cont...

McCain Urges Republicans: Don't Filibuster Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

John McCain on Sunday urged Republicans not to filibuster new gun control legislation. "I don’t understand it. The purpose of the United States ...