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Sen. Mark Begich, a democrat from Alaska, said he wants more than news conferences from fellow Democrats pushing gun control legislation and is considering joining a GOP-led filibuster. (Photo by Jeff Schultz for The Washington Post via Getty Images.)

Dem Senator Considers Joining GOP Gun Filibuster: ‘There’s No Bill, No Amendment, I’ve Seen This Played Before’

Sen. Mark Begich, a democrat from Alaska, said he wants more than news conferences from fellow Democrats pushing gun control legislation and is considering joining a GOP-led filibuster.

04/11/2013

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to members of the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama on March 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid: Gun Control Legislation Will Include Federal Background Check Expansion

Gun control legislation the Senate debates next month will include an expansion of federal background checks for firearms buyers, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday in a victory for advocates of gun restrictions.

03/22/2013

File photo of Michael Moore. (credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for VF)

Moore: Assault Weapons Ban Would’ve Been Voted On If Reid’s Grandchildren Were Killed In School Shooting

Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore had some harsh words for Sen. Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats after they decided not to include an assault weapons ban in gun-control legislation.

03/20/2013

Railing against the Koch Brothers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared his support for a constitutional amendment that would reverse a recent Supreme Court ruling and limit campaign contributions. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘In Less Than Two Hours Our Country Will Be Without A Secretary Of Defense’

Struggling to break an impasse, Senate Democrats set a test vote Thursday on whether to advance Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary after Republicans blocked speedy confirmation of their former colleague and Vietnam combat veteran.

02/14/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid takes part in a joint Senate and House session to count of the Electoral College votes for the 2012 presidential election at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 4, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Reid: Katrina ‘Nothing In Comparison To What Happened To The People’ In Sandy

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that he misspoke when he suggested in a Senate speech that damage from Superstorm Sandy was worse than that inflicted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

01/08/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the Senate floor and walks back to his office, on Capitol Hill on Dec. 31, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McConnell: Obama Refuses ‘To Lead On The Pressing Issues Of The Day’

A new Congress opened for business Thursday to confront long-festering national problems, deficits and immigration among them, in an intensely partisan and crisis-driven era of divided government. “The American dream is in peril,” said House Speaker John Boehner, re-elected to his post despite a mini-revolt in Republican ranks.

01/04/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., leaves the Senate Chamber and heads to a meeting with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill on Dec. 30, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Report: Reid Burns Obama Fiscal Cliff Proposal Hours Before Senate Vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was so upset with President Obama’s proposed “fiscal cliff” deal to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that he burned it.

01/02/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks toward his office after speaking on the Senate Floor on Capitol Hill on Dec. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McConnell: ‘The Phone Never Rang’ To Get Fiscal Cliff Deal Done

A deadline looming, President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday in search of a compromise to avoid a year-end “fiscal cliff” of across-the-board tax increases and deep spending cuts.

12/28/2012

Democratic senators are looking to curb GOP filibusters. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Accuse GOP Of Excessive Filibusters

U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is vowing to join with other Democrats to limit the use of the filibuster — a move she said will help break gridlock in Washington by curbing the ability of Republicans to block votes.

12/01/2012

Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boehner: ‘No Substantive Progress’ Made In Fiscal Cliff Talks With White House

Talks between the White House and Republicans are at a standstill as a little more than a month remains until the U.S. falls off the “fiscal cliff.”

11/29/2012

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