It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the far left, far right or somewhere in the middle, there is absolutely no denying the rise of the tea party has altered America’s political landscape. And the elite media is making clear, in no uncertain terms, they despise this type of change.
en. Amy Klobuchar, D - Minn., speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about President Obama's dinner with a group of female senators, in which they discussed issues such as a bipartisan budget deal, cyber security, background checks and a wide range of other topics.
This column is about the vote on Wednesday in the U.S. Senate on the amendment to the gun control bill which had as its two main sponsors Democrat Joe Manchin (WVa) and Republican Pat Toomey (Pa).
Now Congress is a bunch of “shameful” liars, according to President Barack Obama because the Senate didn’t vote for a slew of gun control amendments he demanded. In his remarks about the Senate gun bill’s demise, Obama took his hypocrisy and insults to new heights, revealing an arrogance of power we haven’t seen since President Richard Nixon’s Watergate.
President Obama suffered a large, embarrassing loss in the Senate on a slew of gun-control bills. If this were a Republican president, they'd be sounding the lame-duck alarms on the nightly newscasts. But most media outlets can't do this.
President Barack Obama has been struggling to wrap his head around the "unimaginable" idea that Congress may "defy" the American people and stop a vote on a gun control package compromise. The notion, he says, resists the "overwhelming instinct of the American people" after the massacre in Newtown, Conn., to pass gun control legislation.
You know what it comes down to, Barry-0? People don’t trust you. Simple as that.
President Obama, along with Sandy Hook families, Vice President Joe Biden, and former Rep. Gabby Giffords, responded to the U.S. Senate failing to pass gun-control legislation by vowing to continue the fight for background checks.
Despite two decisions, in 2008 and 2010, by the U.S. Supreme Court unequivocally affirming that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms against infringement by the government, state legislatures continue to do just that.
Urging Congress to expand background checks for gun buyers, President Obama claims the current system has "kept more than 2 million dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun" during the last two decades.
Senators are expected to vote on the bipartisan legislation which would expand background checks for gun buyers, but at this point that could be doomed as they may not have enough votes to pass the legislation.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., describe the bipartisan background check amendment they wrote and why they're hopeful it will be successful in the Senate.
By a 68-31 margin, senators moved to open formal consideration of a package of reforms to expand background checks, improve school safety and combat gun trafficking.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., talk about how they reached a bipartisan agreement on background checks for gun purchases.
Ratcheting up pressure for Congress to limit access to guns, President Barack Obama said the vast majority of Americans support stronger background checks for gun purchases.
Straw purchasers are people with no criminal record, can pass a background check, obtain a gun legally, then give them to people with criminal records who can not do so themselves. Lawmakers are looking to crack down on straw purchasers.