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Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., waves as she ends her speech at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 15, 2013.

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., waves as she ends her speech at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 15, 2013.

Ayotte in Crossfire: ‘Can’t Bully Me’

Written with Jonathan Salant Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire says opponents “can’t bully me into changing my vote” on background checks for gun buyers. The opponents in this case, she says, are New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President...

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The King College Prep band plays as the hearse carrying the body of Hadiya Pendleton arrives at Cedar Park Cemetery in Riverdale, Illinois, on February 9, 2013.

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The King College Prep band plays as the hearse carrying the body of Hadiya Pendleton arrives at Cedar Park Cemetery in Riverdale, Illinois, on February 9, 2013.

Mayors Take Aim at the Possible: Background Checks for Gun-Buyers

The tragedy of the narrative is breathtaking. The pragmatism of the political calculation is sobering: Hadiya Pendleton, 15, performed with her Chicago high school band at President Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration. She was gunned down in Chicago a week later....

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From the Super Bowl ad aired by Mayors Against illegal Guns.

From the Super Bowl ad aired by Mayors Against illegal Guns.

Mayors’ Super Bowl Gun-Control Ad: Hail Mary Against the NRA’s Defense

There is no higher-priced ad than a Super Bowl commercial. And there is no higher-stakes fight than the one that the nation’s mayors are waging against the National Rifle Association. In the truest tradition of opposition research, the mayors’ “Demand...

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

Tucson Two Years Later, Newtown: `Whose Child Has to Die Next?’

Two years after the Tucson, Arizona, shootings that critically injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, she and her husband are adding their voices to a movement for gun control. Big-city mayors are marking the anniversary with a TV ad tailored for...

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker leaps from a mobile billboard during part of the FixGunChecks.org truck tour stop.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker leaps from a mobile billboard during part of the FixGunChecks.org truck tour stop.

Gun-Control Group Files FEC Report Listing Donors

Donors funding many of the current political ads that boost or attack candidates are being kept under wraps. But a group sponsoring a new ad campaign calling for gun-control plans from President Obama and Mitt Romney has opted for disclosure....

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