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#NoBillNoBreak: Democrats Occupy the House to Demand Gun Reform

Their sit-in comes just days after the Senate rejected four gun control measures.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE


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Senate Fails to Pass Four New Gun Safety Bills, Even After the Mass Killing in Orlando

It was business as usual on gun legislation in Washington on Monday. But some lawmakers remain hopeful that a compromise can be reached to provide common-sense gun laws in America.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE

Is the Gun Lobby Finally Cornered?

Even the most fervently held dogma is not immune to reality and logic. The collapse of the opposition to reasonable steps toward making us a safer country may not happen all at once. But it is in sight.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE

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A Year After Sandy Hook, Are We Any Safer? In a Word, No

Since the massacre that was supposed to have changed the national debate over gun control, more state laws have been enacted that loosen gun restrictions than restrict them. So the lesson from Sandy Hook is that we need to change our name to the Insane States of America.

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 READ MORE

Senators Slam ‘Offensive’ NRA Move, Marriage Equality Endorsements Pile Up, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a bold prediction by MSNBC’s president and the launch of a pro-marijuana super PAC.

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 READ MORE

Democrat Chris Murphy Wins Connecticut Senate Seat

Murphy beat out Republican challenger Linda McMahon for retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman’s place in the Senate, 55 percent to 43 percent, with votes in 14 percent of the state’s precincts counted, The Washington Post reported.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE

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