Sen. Joe Manchin

President Barack Obama delivers a speech on gun control at the University of Hartford on April 8, 2013 in West Hartford, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama Calling Lawmakers In Effort To Save Gun Background Check Measure

A bipartisan proposal to expand background checks to more gun buyers seemed in jeopardy Monday as a growing number of Republican senators expressed opposition to the proposal, perhaps enough to derail it.

04/16/2013

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., right, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speak to the press about background checks for gun purchases, in the U.S. Capitol building on April 10, 2013 in Washington D.C. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Manchin: ‘We Need More’ Votes To Pass Gun Background Check Measure

The fate of a bipartisan Senate effort to subject more firearms buyers to background checks remains uncertain as seven Republicans amenable to a gun control debate are still likely to resist such an expansion.

04/15/2013

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., left, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speak to the press about background checks for gun purchases, in the U.S. Capitol building on April 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Manchin: Newtown Families Say Gun Background Check Measure Would Not Have Prevented Shooting

Sen. Joe Manchin reveals that Newtown families told him that the gun background check measure that he co-sponsored with Sen. Pat Toomey would not have prevented the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

04/15/2013

File photo of Sen. Joe Manchin. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Manchin: Politicians Face ‘Guilt By Conversation’

There’s a lot of political currency these days in being labeled a “problem-solver,” a title that has become highly sought-after following a polarizing election and protracted fight in Congress over raising taxes and curbing spending.

01/14/2013

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to reporters after voting against a procedural vote on an authorization bill on Capitol Hill on Dec. 9, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Dem Senator Doesn’t Know If He Will Vote For Obama

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he’s unsure whether he’ll vote for President Barack Obama or likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

04/20/2012

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