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Sabrina Siddiqui

Reid Urges Congress To Revisit Background Checks After Another Deadly Shooting At Fort Hood

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) urged Congress on Thursday to reconsider legislation to expand background checks in the wake ...

Gun Policy and Bloodshed in America

Khary Lazarre-White | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Khary Lazarre-White

The continued lack of reform to control guns and gun violence in America is shameful and immoral and constitutes an abdication of the responsibility of those in political power.

'Bribe The Senate' Campaign Is A Thing

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

A new viral campaign launched this week is reaching out to anyone upset over the Senate's April vote against bipartisan legislation to expand backgrou...

GOP Governor Vetoes Background Check Measure

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

By Alexia Shurmur LAS VEGAS, June 13 (Reuters) - Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval on Thursday vetoed Democratic-backed legislation that ...

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. ...

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Manchin: 50/50 Chance We Can Pass Background Checks Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Friday that he thinks there's a 50/50 chance he'll be able to get the votes to pass his bill on tight...

Ted Nugent's Brother Takes Swipe At Rocker's Gun Stance

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

Outspoken rocker Ted Nugent is now catching heat from his own brother on his uncompromising stance on gun rights. In a Washington Post op-ed publis...

Rand Paul's Bizarre Comments About Obama

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

Rand Paul on Saturday accused President Obama of working with "anti-American globalists" to "plot against our Constitution." The email blast was se...

Senators Consider Ways To Resuscitate Defeated Measure

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation's most frequently visited federal lands...

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...

Sam Stein

Manchin Tells Reid He's Already Got A 'Couple More Votes' On Background Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats believe that they have several new votes in favor of a bill that would expand background checks for gun buyers, after w...

Ballot Measures Present New Path Forward On Background Checks

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring...

Obama Faces Trying, Emotional Week

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For President Barack Obama, one of his most wrenching White House weeks saw the fresh specter of terrorism and the first crushing politi...

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. ...

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.

Sinful Senate Vote Compounds Newtown Tragedy

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

The ability of a minority in the U.S. Senate to block common sense gun violence prevention measures is a victory for the NRA, whose leadership has sided with criminals over the common good of our nation. The Senators who sided with the NRA's leadership have sinned.

Sam Stein

Obama's Gun Failure Leaves Him Seething

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It ended in a flash. Months of work aimed at revamping the nation's gun laws prompted by one of the worst shooting tragedies in U.S. his...

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,...

Connecticut Senator: 'It's A Sad Day' For U.S. Senate

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Senate failed to muster sufficient support Wednesday for a gun-buyer background check bill that's supported by nearly 90 percent of Americans, vot...

Ryan Grim

The Few Senators Who Stuck Their Necks Out On Gun Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp proved herself to be a standard politician with her vote against gun legislation Wednesda...

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 ...

Michael McAuliff

Gun Bill Background Check Amendment Fails

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With shouts of "Shame on you!" echoing in the chamber, the U.S. Senate failed to muster sufficient support Wednesday for a gun-buyer bac...

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden Says The Votes Are There To Pass Gun Background Checks Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he thinks the Senate has the 60 votes needed to pass a measure to expand background checks on...

Giffords, Kelly Meet With Senators On Background Checks

AP | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly met Tuesday with the two senators sponsoring a compromise on expanding bac...

Palin Issues Harsh Threat On Popular Gun Control Measure

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin vowed Monday to oppose any lawmaker who supports legislation expanding b...