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"I know there's not a parent in America that doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that I do," he said. "The majority
Not that the meetings were all bad. Gina McDade, also in the Newtown group, listed some lawmakers who she said at least seemed
"It's six months later and my heart breaks not only for my family, but also for the eight families a day that will suffer
During an interview with Al Hunt on Bloomberg Television, Manchin pushed back on the suggestion that President Barack Obama's
Reid issued a statement later in the morning responding to Coburn's appearance on "Morning Joe." “I am extremely disappointed
Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that he could support tighter background checks on gun sales, something he declined to do last month, if the senators pushing the proposal change its provision dealing with Internet sales. Jen Bendery joins Mike to discuss.
"I'm comfortable with where I am, pond scum or not," he said. WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that he
"I'm frustrated with any organization that basically is saying things -- and what they're doing is they're rattling the cage
"I try not to imagine too much right now on that front," Begich said as he speed-walked into an elevator and disappeared
We need to work together, you and me. This is not a red state/blue state issue. This is not even a Second Amendment issue. We don't want your guns. We do want to make our streets and schools and parks safe. For your sake. For our sake. For our children's sake.
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.
"Ninety percent of Democrats in the Senate voted for that idea," he said. "But it's not going to happen because 90 percent
I saw Vice President Joe Biden in the Senate late last week and asked him about the chances of passing the gun reform legislation expanding background checks. Usually the soul of confidence and good cheer, Biden gave me a weary smile. "I've got my fingers crossed," he said. That wasn't enough. By a vote of 54-46 -- short of the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster -- the U.S. Senate proved once again that Washington is the place where change goes to die. This wasn't merely the Senate being what the Founding Fathers envisioned: the "cooling saucer" for the hot coffee of legislative emotion. This was the Senate, constricted by its own rules and the laser-focused fire of the NRA, being the slaughterhouse of public will.
The Senate rejected a bipartisan compromise amendment to expand gun background checks on Wednesday, casting a 54 to 46 vote
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will keep the spotlight on gun violence in his weekly address on Saturday, but he's
The Senate on Thursday voted to begin debate on a motion to proceed to debate on the gun bill, starting a 30-hour clock for