The most expansive firearms legislation in decades is likely to become law.
It is not a tool to foster compromise. It is tool of obstruction, plain and simple.
First whining about losing, now whining about legislation. (And creating chaos along the way).
They know Trump lost the election yet are aiding his outrageous assault on democracy.
Former Congressman Joe Sestak is the 24th Democrat to enter the race for President.
Last week, the House passed two bills to strengthen the laws regarding background checks for guns, but they’re not likely to even make it to the floor of the Senate.
President Trump appeared to change positions on several gun control ideas, but he probably doesn’t mean it.
Republicans are afraid to oppose Donald Trump for fear that his supporters will come after them.
John McCain said that Senate Republicans will unite to block any Supreme Court appointment by a President Hillary Clinton.
Democratic hopes of retaking the Senate aren’t going so well at the moment.
With Donald Trump floundering, there are a whole lot of nervous Republican Senators up for re-election.
Post-convention polling at the state level holds some bad news for the Trump campaign.
Conservatives are doing all they can to make sure Merrick Garland does not get either a hearing or a vote in the Senate, and it’s working.
Conservatives are sending a message to Senate Republicans about the vacancy on the Supreme Court, and it may require them to initiate a suicidal game plan.
Republicans are putting much on the line in their refusal to consider any Supreme Court nomination from President Obama.
For good reason, many Republicans are worried about the prospect that Donald Trump could end up winning the Republican nominee, but they don’t seem to have a plan to stop him.
Political reality shows us that the shootings in Charleston are not going to have any appreciable impact on the likelihood of any type of gun control law passing anywhere outside of the bluest of the blue states.
For some reason, Republicans want to change filibuster rules even though it’s unclear that they’ll still hold the Senate after 2016.
After spiking in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, gun control has faded back into obscurity as an issue voters care about significantly.
If the GOP wins the Senate in November, their majority could prove to be fleeting.
The tragedy in Santa Barbara will. inevitably, revive the same old gun debate. But can it ever evolve beyond shouting?
Preserving the filibuster.
From the beginning, the Tea Party has shown itself to be just plain bad at picking candidates. This year, they finally seem to be on the verge of paying for it in the GOP primaries
Gun control has faded as a political issue as the memory of Newtown has faded, and that was entirely predictable.
Low voter priorities and the natural tendency of the media to move on to the next big story meant that gun control was not going to be a top political issue for long.
Several Senators who voted against the Manchin/Toomey background checks bill have suffered in the polls, but it’s unclear if that matters in the long run.
The politics of gun control is not nearly as easy as its supporters believe it to be.
The prospects for gun control appear to be dimming.
The Manchin/Toomey proposal on background checks isn’t perfect, but it isn’t horrible either.