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Senators Discuss Changing Background Checks Bill

Senators backing gun control are discussing ways to revise the defeated Senate background check bill to help win the votes they need to resuscitate the measure.

05/08/2013

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Manchin: NRA Scorecard Killed Gun Control Bill

The Democratic sponsor of the defeated gun-control plan says it would have passed easily, if not for the National Rifle Association.

04/18/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that "time was not on our side" and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Praise, Levity Greet Hagel In Senate Return

Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.

04/17/2013

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Senate Background Check Debate Starts Next Week

The first hurdle cleared with deceptive ease, the Senate turns to the heart of the battle over curbing gun violence next week when it considers a proposal to expand required federal background checks to gun shows and online firearms sales.

04/12/2013

In West Virginia, around 40 percent of voters would rather vote for a man in federal prison than President Barack Obama. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Federal Inmate Gets More Than 40 Percent Of Vote In Primary Against Obama

Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas is getting 4 out of 10 votes in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary.

05/09/2012