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Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis during an interview on Jan. 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

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Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis during an interview on Jan. 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

Davis for Open-Carry Guns — Texas Democrat Bucks Party in Guv Bid

Wendy Davis, seeking to become the first Democratic governor in Texas since 1995, favors the rights of Texans to carry handguns openly, a policy that failed to pass the state’s Republican-dominated Legislature last year. “Any Republican who hasn’t come out...

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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo.

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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, right, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo.

Giffords Soaring at ‘Top of the Sky’

Updated at 4:05 pm EST It was three years ago today that a gunman stepped into a small crowd where an Arizona congresswoman was greeting constituents and opened fire. Gabby Giffords survived a devastating bullet to the head, but six...

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, ND, on July 3, 2013

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, ND, on July 3, 2013

Ready to Spend: New Political Groups Raised $30 Million in 2013

Political money groups showed no sign of post-presidential election fatigue this year. By January 2013, two months after President Barack Obama was re-elected in a contest that cost more than $2 billion, new money groups were popping up on the...

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

Obama’s Year-End News Conference

Has this president got something to talk about today, or what? Never mind Obamacare and the admittedly “fumbled” rollout of the HealthCare.Gov website that only served to confirm the warnings of the Republican opponents of the president’s signature health-care law...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence, honoring the 26 students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in the Map Rom of the White House in Washington, DC on December 14, 2013.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence, honoring the 26 students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in the Map Rom of the White House in Washington, DC on December 14, 2013.

Obama, Newtown’s Sense of Resolve: ‘We Must Change’

Updated at 11:15 am EST One year ago today, 20 first-grade schoolchildren and six of their educators died in a wanton attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. One year later, the nation has done nothing about it....

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The 'Wall of Guns' during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

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The 'Wall of Guns' during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

Grimes Got Her Guns, McConnell Gets NRA Award

We think we’re going to enjoy the Kentucky Senate race for the sheer Americana of the attempt of a sitting Democratic secretary of state to unseat the minority leader of the U.S. Senate and all the gunplay that goes with...

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Flags fly at half-staff as ordered by President Barack Obama following a deadly shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, on Sept. 17, 2013, in Washington.

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Flags fly at half-staff as ordered by President Barack Obama following a deadly shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, on Sept. 17, 2013, in Washington.

Navy Yard Post Mortem Poll: Mental Health More Worrisome than Guns

It could be the stunning details about the mental state of the man who opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard this week, killing 12 others before the police felled him, that is tipping the scale against “easy access to...

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A man stands with a .45-caliber handgun while looking on at an anti-gun rally in Seattle.

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A man stands with a .45-caliber handgun while looking on at an anti-gun rally in Seattle.

@StarbucksNews: No Grande Glocks, Please

The entrepreneurial spirit often leads the way. At Starbucks, chairman and CEO Howard Schultz is asking the latte crowd to leave its firearms at home. “I am writing today with a respectful request that customers no longer bring firearms into...

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Miniature crosses are displayed to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings at Clement Park in this April 20, 2009 file photo in Littleton, Colorado.

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Miniature crosses are displayed to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings at Clement Park in this April 20, 2009 file photo in Littleton, Colorado.

Columbine Victim’s Father: ‘Enough’

Almost a year after the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary schoolhouse shootings that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators, and 14 years after the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado that claimed a dozen teenagers’ lives — the...

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Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, speak about slain Giffords' aide Gabe Zimmerman, during a dedication ceremony naming a conference room in the Capitol Vistor Center in Zimmerman's honor at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2013.

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Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, speak about slain Giffords' aide Gabe Zimmerman, during a dedication ceremony naming a conference room in the Capitol Vistor Center in Zimmerman's honor at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2013.

Giffords Tour: Travels with Kelly

So Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman gravely injured by a gunman in Tucson two and a half years ago, is on the road with husband Mark Kelly, retired astronaut, courting support for tougher background checks for gun-buyers. Great day...

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