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Political Leaders React To Senate Gun Control Failure -- And They're Absolutely Disgusted

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and surging support for stricter gun laws weren't enough to force the Senate to take action Monday....

Senators Take A Small Stab At Ending The Ban On Gun Violence Research

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four Northeastern senators are pushing to undo a decades-old policy that effectively bans federally funded research into the root causes...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought evidence that America continues to evolve in positive ways. On Monday, NBA player Jason Collins came out, becoming the first openly gay male athlete in a major sport. Collins' trust in the American people was rewarded, as the response to his revelation was overwhelmingly positive. Too bad that same trust isn't shared by Washington, which continues to operate out of fear. Gun control seems dead, despite decreased support for Senators who voted against universal background checks, and increased support for those who voted for them. Likewise, this week President Obama reiterated his desire to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay -- where a hunger strike has spread to 100 of the 166 prisoners still being held there without a trial -- but he's done very little to make it happen. Unlike Collins, whom he called to congratulate, the president doesn't seem to trust us to rise to the occasion.