| Apr 16, 2013
| 10:42 AM
A scrum of reporters gathered outside Sen. Joe Manchin's office Tuesday afternoon waiting for any sign of movement on his embattled background checks amendment while inside he met privately with negotiating partner Sen. Pat Toomey and former Rep. Gabby...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Angered by a resounding defeat Wednesday of proposed gun control legislation that grew out of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Barack Obama stood outside the White House with parents of murdered Newtown first-graders and vowed: "This...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) wants his colleagues in Congress to know that he is appalled by the failure of the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would have mandated background checks for firearms buyers.
“What happened this...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
"Shame on you," two women yelled at senators Wednesday afternoon before they were escorted from the U.S. Capitol.
The Senate deserved the opprobrium.
It had just failed to advance a good amendment, born of bipartisan compromise and supported by more...
| Apr 19, 2013
Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Shame on the senators who defied public opinion and voted to defeat the Manchin-Toomey bill to expand background checks for gun purchases ("Senate rejects expanded checks on gun purchases," April 18).
There is blood on the hands of those who voted to...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Had Sen. Pat Toomey's amendment to expand background checks passed, Pennsylvania's other U.S. senator said Monday that it would not have been enough to curb gun violence.
Bob Casey spoke about gun control, an issue he "evolved" (Washington speak for...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:45 AM
I am ashamed to find out that the U.S. Senate has voted to oppose minimal, common-sense gun control legislation ("Defeat leaves gun control backers at a loss for strategy," April 19).
Thankfully, both of our Maryland senators supported these measures,...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:14 AM
His work on background checks may enable Sen. Pat Toomey to get re-elected.
(That sentence should be read in your best Arlen Specter voice. If that joke is lost on you, watch here.)
Slightly more than 50 percent of Pennsylvania's voters have a more...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:47 AM
A gun control advocacy group backed by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg began airing a television ad Thursday that thanks Sen. Pat Toomey for his work on background checks.
The Mayors Against Illegal Guns 30-second spot shows the Capitol building ...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...