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The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began a long-shot bid at a constitutional amendment that would limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors' influence.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Fights To Make Sure Obamacare Fees Stick As Democrats Look To Delay

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., proposed delaying the fee in recent budget talks with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. McConnell and other Republican senators objected; the fee was left intact.

10/27/2013

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Study: Gun Background Checks’ Biggest Loophole Online, Not Gun Shows

An analysis of online gun sales in 10 states over the past two months finds that 15,000 guns – one-third of which were semi-automatic – were being sold without background checks at any given time.

08/05/2013

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a press conference after meeting with fellow Democratic Senators, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

NRA Stepping Up Attack On Manchin Over Gun Background Check Measure

The National Rifle Association plans to mail 200,000 letters to West Virginians this week, stepping up its attack on U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin over the gun purchase background check measure he’s co-sponsored.

07/10/2013

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: 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

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