Sen. Joe Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor on April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Manchin: Gun Background Check Bill ‘Expands The Second Amendment’

One of the principal sponsors of defeated gun background check legislation says he isn’t giving up on getting a bill passed.

05/07/2013

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor on April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Manchin Can No Longer Rely On Backing Of NRA

He famously fired a gun in a TV ad while boasting of an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, but U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin can no longer rely on the backing of that powerful lobby.

04/22/2013

Former President Bill Clinton says he's disappointed the Senate fell short of the votes needed to expand background checks for gun purchases. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Newsmakers)

Clinton ‘Disappointed’ In Gun Law Failure But Impressed By Bipartisan Effort

Clinton tells The Associated Press that passing the measure, in his words, “would save a lot of kids’ lives in a lot of places.”

04/19/2013

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., left, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speak about the ''No Budget No Pay'' legislation during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on Jan. 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

GOP Senator: Gun Background Check Measure ‘Could Lead To Creation Of National Gun Registry’

The Senate set a long-awaited vote for Wednesday on a bipartisan plan for expanding background checks to more firearms buyers, with supporters facing a steeply uphill path to victory.

04/17/2013

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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