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.
The Democratic sponsor of the defeated gun-control plan says it would have passed easily, if not for the National Rifle Association.
Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.
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.
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.