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Senate Gun Vote

GOP Senator 'Broke His Promise', New Ad Alleges

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Anti-gun violence group Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a tough ad Friday against Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), featuring the mom of an Aurora shoot...

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, ...

Manchin 'Frustrated' With NRA After Senate Failure

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) said Tuesday that he is "frustrated" with the National Rifle Association, charging the gun lobbying group with spreading mis...

Lawmakers Targeted Over Senate Gun Failure

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Gun control forces are targeting Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Max Baucus and others as they struggle to persuade five senators to switch the...

NRA Influence Swayed Gun Vote

The Center for Public Integrity | Alan Berlow and Gordon Witkin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

By Alan Berlow and Gordon Witkin May 1, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, wh...

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...

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...

Jon Tester Stands By Gun Vote In Fundraising Email

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) was one of the red-state Democrats who voted to expand background checks for gun sales last week, breaking with the conventi...

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: In Defense Of Maureen Dowd | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

I rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to say something kind about New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. In fairness, this is mostly because I rarel...

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. ...

Means, at the Ends of Ethics

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

The language of the Second Amendment, however it is interpreted, is about means. Some manner of access to guns for some portion of the citizenry is the means, and something like defense against tyranny and protection of liberty the presumably intended ends.

I Read Each of the Anti-Background Check Senators' Statements And Tweeted My Responses

Hugh Sterbakov | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Hugh Sterbakov

No law is perfect, and there is no absolute solution, simply mitigation. Guns don't kill people, but people with guns kill people. Take guns out of the equation, and it's harder. Make it harder to get guns, and it's harder. Let's just make it harder.

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...

Holder Rips Senate On Gun Vote Failure

AP | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is telling Congress that he is angered and frustrated over the Senate votes that scuttled gun control ...

Republican Senator Says Obama's Gun Vote Slam Was 'Shameful'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans criticized Wednesday by gun violence victims and President Barack Obama over their "shameful" failure to pass gun legislatio...

Obama: 'This Was A Pretty Shameful Day For Washington'

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

(Adds details, background) By Mark Felsenthal and Steve Holland WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama,...

Ryan Grim

Senate Gun Vote Reignites Filibuster Debate | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wednesday's vote on expanding background checks for gun sales would have led to headlines in many other countries about a landslide vict...

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Senators Who Voted No On Background Checks

Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

The Senate rejected a bipartisan compromise amendment to expand gun background checks on Wednesday, casting a 54 to 46 vote that drew sharp responses ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Key Gun Measures Fail In Senate Vote | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats helped Senate Republicans defeat major reforms to reduce gun violence Wednesday, including bans on certain assault weapons and...

Dem Senator Returns To Hill For Gun Votes After Health Issues

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey has returned to the Senate after being absent for more than six weeks. The nation's oldest senator,...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

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