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  • With Congress at impasse, government starts shutting down

    With Congress at impasse, government starts shutting down
    WASHINGTON — U.S. government agencies were ordered to close for the first time in more than 17 years after lawmakers stalemated over Republican efforts to block President Obama's healthcare law. More than 800,000 federal workers were to spend...
  • Senate may vote to give Syria time to join chemical weapons pact

    Senate may vote to give Syria time to join chemical weapons pact
    WASHINGTON -- A proposal that would delay a possible U.S. military strike and give Syria’s government 45 days to come into compliance with an international chemical weapons treaty could get a vote in the Senate as it considers the president’...
  • The weak in review --Timid Senate falters on equally timid gun control measure

     
    Friday's print column It was dismaying. Not that the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a major gun-control proposal that would have required universal background checks prior to all firearm sales. But that such a proposal, popular though it is in......
  • How a bill becomes slaw -- an autopsy of gun-control legislation in Washington

     
    Wednesday's print column Before we move off the issue of gun control — and it’s dead for now, believe me, for reasons this column will make clear — let’s take a close look at just how something as popular as......
  • Will Congress really ban assault weapons?

    Will Congress really ban assault weapons?
    President Obama vowed Monday to use the power of his office to stop mass shootings, but was hazy on specifics. Will he? Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut called for the restoration of the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, and Sen. Dianne...
  • Should Senate OK background checks deal?

    Should Senate OK background checks deal?
    Two U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, unveiled a compromise Wednesday to subject more gun buyers to criminal background checks. Currently the checks only apply to sales from licensed dealers,...
  • Daum: Finally, it's time for gun control

     Daum: Finally, it's time for gun control
    The time is now. Those words have been reverberating in the wake of Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn. There's at last a sense that the moment has come for some serious action on gun control. Even some of the most reliable 2nd Amendment hawks are...
  • Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary

    Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary
    On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook murders, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement reaffirming his support for expanding background checks on firearms sales and said he hopes the Senate can find the votes to make...
  • Obama Pushing Broad Gun Control, Focusing On Background Checks

    — President Barack Obama on Wednesday will formally announce the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations as he presses Congress to mandate background checks for all firearm buyers and prohibit assault weapons and...
  • Obama Calls For New Proposals For Gun Control In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

    Obama Calls For New Proposals For Gun Control In Wake Of Newtown Massacre
    President Obama called for new proposals for reducing gun violence during an address Wednesday. He appointed Vice President Joseph Biden to head an inter-agency panel to come up with "a set of concrete proposals by January that I intend to push...
  • In State With 'Assault Weapons' Ban, Lanza's Rifle Still Legal

    Adam Lanza blasted through the glass doors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School clutching a military-style Bushmaster rifle with 30 rounds in the clip and hundreds more at the ready. When his chilling rampage was over minutes later, Lanza had used the...
  • School resumes today for many Newtown students

    School resumes today for many Newtown students
    With memories of last week's school massacre still hauntingly fresh, most students in Newtown will return to the classroom Tuesday with their sense of normalcy shattered. They'll see more police and more counselors in their buildings. But nothing can...