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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 13

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 13

For Pelosi, Asbestos Debate Personal

When House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi stood up yesterday to oppose legislation increasing disclosure requirements for trusts set up to pay claims to people injured by exposure to asbestos, she cited two people with whom she served in Congress: Former Rep. Bruce...

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An attendee looking at a Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. semi-automatic assault rifle for sale at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah, on Jan. 5, 2013.

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An attendee looking at a Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. semi-automatic assault rifle for sale at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah, on Jan. 5, 2013.

Gun Controls Approved in Polls — Difficult at Best in Congress

Most Americans hold a favorable view of the measures that President Barack Obama proposes for curbing gun violence in America, following the slaying of 20 first-grade children at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, last month. So shows the polling...

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National Rifle Association (NRA) President Charlton Heston holds up a rifle during his address at the 131st NRA convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Nevada, in this April 27, 2002 file photo.

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National Rifle Association (NRA) President Charlton Heston holds up a rifle during his address at the 131st NRA convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Nevada, in this April 27, 2002 file photo.

NRA’s `Cold, Dead Hands:’ 2012

Wayne LaPierre was channeling Charlton Heston today. LaPierre, the longtime executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, issued a defiant speech today in Washington with the NRA’s answer to the schoolhouse shootings that felled 20 first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut,...

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