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Sabrina Siddiqui

Gun Control Emerges As Key Issue In Iowa's Midterm Elections | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A competitive open-seat race for Iowa's third congressional district has become an unlikely center of the gun control debate, with group...

Sabrina Siddiqui

The House Finally Voted For Something That Would Improve Background Checks | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a measure that would boost funding for the nation's background checks system, less tha...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bloomberg Spends Big Money To Save Colorado Democrats | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the most vocal proponents of stricter gun laws in America, donated $350,000 to the two Dem...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Colorado Democrat Facing Recall Vows To Defeat Gun Lobby | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Colorado's state legislature considered landmark gun control measures this year to reduce gun violence, state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pu...

Is the NRA's Opposition to Background Checks Really About the Constitution -- Or Something Else?

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

We may be headed towards Round 2 of the gun control fight, in which case the NRA will begin kicking and screaming about how expanding the national criminal background check system will ultimately lead to the confiscation of guns. But is the argument really about "constitutional rights"? Or is the real argument about something else?

The NRA Goes After Its Longtime Ally

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association is out with a new ad going after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who until recently had a sterling record with the group. ...

NRA Thanks Heidi Heitkamp

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) is getting a boost from the National Rifle Association, which is out with a new mailer encouraging its members to thank t...

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...

'Everything We See Is Perspective, Not the Truth'

Dave Helfert | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Dave Helfert

The liberating thing about using propaganda is that the truth is no obstacle. In the NRA's case, the organization can continue to lie with absolute impunity and without consequences.

Friday Talking Points -- A Very Full Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Some weeks, I sit down to write this weekly wrapup, and find that there isn't that much to talk about, because nothing much happened that particular week. This isn't one of those weeks.

David Keene: Obama 'Bit Off More Than He Could Chew' On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

One day after background checks legislation fell short in the U.S. Senate, National Rifle Association (NRA) President David Keene revealed his opinion...

NRA President Holds Out For The Big 'Fix'

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

David Keene, president of the National Rifle Association, expressed pleasure that the new gun control compromise had moved in the NRA's direction -- b...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Make Bipartisan Deal On Background Checks | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Momentum grew for Senate passage of gun legislation when a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday announced agreement on deals to exp...

Christina Wilkie

NRA: Senate Background Check Deal Is 'A Positive Development,' But Still Opposes Compromise Plan | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association on Wednesday called a Senate compromise deal on expanded background checks "a positive development," but ...

POLL: Massive Support For Universal Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Background checks on all gun buyers are supported by 92 percent of voters, including 91 percent of gun-owning households, a Quinnipiac poll released T...

NRA: Background Checks Would Lead To Gun Registry

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association's executive vice president continued to oppose background checks for all gun purchases despite polls indi...

Christina Wilkie

NRA Touted Background Check Support In 1999 Ads | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In May of 1999, under intense pressure following the Columbine High School massacre, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre told ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Polls Show Huge Gun Owner Support For This Measure | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than nine in 10 voters in Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania support some form of background check on gun buyers, according to t...

9 Things Other Than Background Checks That Don't Always Work

Katy Hall | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association opposes universal background checks for gun sales because closing the "gun-show loophole" won't prevent every shooting,...

Christina Wilkie

NRA Leader Opposes Expanded Background Checks | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association, said Wednesday that he is opposed to closing the so-called gun-show l...