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Manchin Toomey Compromise

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: 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. ...

GOP Senator Defends Obama's Gun Speech

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday defended President Barack Obama's emotionally charged speech decrying the Senate's failure to pass a bipartisa...

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 ...

Sam Stein

Background Check Bill May Be Altered To Woo Rural Lawmaker Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With legislation to expand the background check system for gun sales on the skids, the senators behind the compromise are contemplating ...