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Sabrina Siddiqui

Former GOP Senator: Nothing Unreasonable About Background Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) said Thursday she would have supported legislation to expand background checks for firearm pu...

Amanda Terkel

Toomey: Republicans Opposed Background Checks Because They Didn't Want To Help Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) revealed that some members of his party opposed expanding background checks for gun sales recently because they didn't want to...

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...

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...

Amanda Terkel

John McCain Backs Background Checks Deal, Breaking With Vast Majority Of GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the hours leading up to the Senate vote on background checks, the few remaining undecided Democrats and Republicans began announcing ...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid Comes Out For Assault Weapons Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), a lawmaker who has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association in the past, came out on ...

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...