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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...

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...

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...

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...

Michael McAuliff

House Lawmakers Ready Bipartisan Background Check Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The background check bill introduced in the Senate this week could soon have a bipartisan counterpart in the House, where most observers...

Amanda Terkel

National Gun Registry Creation Carries 15-Year Sentence Under Manchin-Toomey Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The background check compromise set to be introduced on Thursday will explicitly bar public officials from creating a national gun regis...

Manchin-Toomey Background Check Bill Fact Sheet Released

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The compromise background check legislation crafted by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has not yet been formally rele...