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Senate Aging: Will You Still Re-Elect Us When We’re 64?

Frank Lautenberg’s passing spotlights some obvious generational changes that have been occurring in the Senate for several years. Yet dig a little deeper, and something counter-intuitive emerges. As Bloomberg’s Greg Giroux noted yesterday upon word of Lautenberg’s death at age 89, the New Jersey Democrat...

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An attendee looks through the scope of a Freedom Group Inc. Remington brand gun during the 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 2013.

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An attendee looks through the scope of a Freedom Group Inc. Remington brand gun during the 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 2013.

Blumenthal Eyes Gun Amendment for Senate Immigration Bill

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is “seriously considering” pressing for a fresh debate on gun control during the Senate’s consideration of legislation to revise U.S. immigration laws. Blumenthal said he may offer amendments to limit immigrants’ access to guns. The Senate is...

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks at a news briefing after the Senate defeated a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks on firearms purchases and close the so-called gun show loophole.

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks at a news briefing after the Senate defeated a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks on firearms purchases and close the so-called gun show loophole.

Blumenthal on Gun Laws: ‘America Won’t Take No for an Answer’

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, the state where 20 elementary school students were gunned down in December, says that advocates of new gun legislation are not giving up after being unable to overcome a Republican-led filibuster to expand background...

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Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims sits at a small memorial near the school on Jan. 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims sits at a small memorial near the school on Jan. 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut.

Newtown Will Be Well Represented at State of the Union Address

While the attendance of Ted Nugent at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address presumably guarantees camera-time for the rocker-and-gun-enthusiast, especially when the speech focuses on gun control, other guests in the U.S. House gallery audience also will be paying...

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A Senate staff member prepares for a press conference on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2013.

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A Senate staff member prepares for a press conference on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2013.

Blumenthal Seeks Background Checks for Bullet Buyers

While President Barack Obama pushes for background checks for gun purchasers, Senator Richard Blumenthal today introduced legislation requiring buyers of ammunition to undergo the same reviews. Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, scene of last month’s killing of 20 first-grade students...

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks during a press conference responding to comments made earlier in the day by the National Rifle Association on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington.

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks during a press conference responding to comments made earlier in the day by the National Rifle Association on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington.

Blumenthal Says Gun-Control Momentum Must Be Sustained

As many congressional Republicans and the National Rifle Association oppose efforts to enact new gun legislation following the shootings of 20 elementary school students and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, they know that public outrage often diminishes as memories of...

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