The president's recent executive actions—spurred by mass shootings that seem to be endless—promise to breathe new life into the debate on gun control. But will Congress act?
Unlike the guilt phase of the trial, the outcome of which was never in doubt, the penalty segment will be a slugfest pitting two diametrically opposed narratives of criminal justice.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly renewing their gun control push and why Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's catchy new campaign video against his Democratic Senate opponent is a big fail.
A look at the day's political happenings, including President Obama shifts his attention and Gabrielle Giffords' gun control group gears up to go head to head with the NRA.
A look at the day's political happenings, including a setback for privacy rights advocates and the bizarre connection between the alleged sender of ricin-laced letters and one of the targets.
A look at the day's political happenings, including the House votes to avoid a government shutdown and Gabrielle Giffords makes a plea for gun control at the place where she was shot two years ago.
A look at the day's political happenings, including John Kerry's Senate replacement named and the GOP's failing attempt to rig the 2016 presidential election.
The former Arizona congresswoman who survived a gunshot to the head said in her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, "Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important."
The first and most important victory for advocates of sensible gun laws would, on almost any other matter, seem trivial. But when it comes to firearms, it's huge: Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, attention to the issue has not waned and pressure for action has not diminished.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Gabrielle Giffords' new PAC, Elizabeth Warren admonishing AIG and Nate Silver talking politics and data analysis on Reddit.