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Profiles Of The Simply Spineless: Heidi Heitkamp, US Senator Of North Dakota

Mary Buffett | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Buffett

Several years ago after the Newtown massacre, when Adam Lanza took his rage out on a classroom defenseless students and teachers, I wrote a piece castigating a number of Democratic Senators who dug their heads into the sand and refused to close basic background check loopholes.

Amanda Terkel

West Virginia Democratic Senate Candidate Hesitant To Back Manchin-Toomey Gun Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- West Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant is not yet sold on legislation expanding background checks for gun purchases, ...

A Prayer for Action, One Year After Sandy Hook

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion
Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde

It is long past time to pass legislation that will expand background checks and other modest measures that will save lives and assuage even a small portion of the grief caused by gun violence that has become a staple of our pastoral duties and our prayers.

Amanda Terkel

Rural Dem Senate Candidate Would Oppose Background Checks As Too Weak | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Senators who blocked a broadly popular attempt to reduce gun violence by requiring universal background checks for gun sales have ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senators Attacked Over NRA Influence | 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 | 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, ...

Jason Linkins

Kentucky Toddler's Shooting Death: A 'Natural Consequence' Of Gun Culture? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

This past Tuesday, in Cumberland County, Ky., a 2-year-old girl was killed when her 5-year-old brother accidentally shot her with a .22-caliber rifle ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Former GOP Senator: Nothing Unreasonable About Background Checks | 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...

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...

Jason Linkins

For Background Checks, Is There Life After Legislative Loss? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

When the Senate voted to frustrate the efforts of Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) to strengthen the existing system of background c...

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...

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. ...

Manchin Accuses NRA Of Lying, Makes Big Admission

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) admitted Wednesday that his background check amendment did not have the votes for passage, and said in a television appeara...