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A bipartisan proposal on expanded background checks for gun purchases was defeated in a Senate vote on Wednesday afternoon, after key members signaled earlier in the day they wouldn’t support the measure.
Today marks the 223rd anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death, which drew many different responses from the citizens of Philadelphia (who mourned in droves) and the U.S. Senate (which refused to mourn Franklin).
The latest numbers from two prominent pollsters show Americans, in general, remain very unhappy with Congress and the federal government, and don’t trust Congress in particular.
April 17 is the 223rd anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death in 1790, at the age of 84. We remember him well—particularly in Philadelphia.
As investigators seek to determine who killed three people and injured at least 176 using two bombs at Boston Marathon, domestic terrorism will be one of many theories discussed in a broad manhunt. But don’t expect talk about specific groups.