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Dem Senator Still Bothered By Senate Failure

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Nearly a month removed from watching his background checks legislation fall flat on the Senate floor, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) revealed Thursday wha...

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...

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. ...

Ryan Grim

Senate Gun Vote Reignites Filibuster Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Key Gun Measures Fail In Senate Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Giffords: The Senate Has Yet Again Chosen 'To Do Nothing'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) skewered senators on Wednesday in a fundraising email sent out seconds after the Senate voted down an amendme...

Biden To Preside Over Senate Gun Control Vote

AP | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden says he will preside over the vote Wednesday in the Senate on expanding background checks for gun sales. That ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Sam Stein

WHIP COUNT: Gun Control Vote Will Be A Nail-Biter

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will consider a compromise bill this week to expand the current background check system for gun purchases. The bill, which is...