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Background checks defeated in key Senate vote

Posted 12 months, 3 days ago.

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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.

Polls: People still dislike, distrust Congress at all-time levels

Posted 12 months, 4 days ago.

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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.

Boston bombings a sad reminder of past domestic terror attacks

Posted 12 months, 4 days ago.

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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.

Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended?

Posted 1 year, 0 months ago.

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With gun control in the news, Lyle Denniston looks at the argument that a new constitutional amendment would be the only way to satisfy groups on both sides of the issue.

What happens next with gun control in the Senate?

Posted 1 year, 0 months ago.

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The Senate will debate new gun control laws and the Second Amendment for at least the next two weeks, so what should people expect in the historic debate?