Decades old gun control debate reshaped by new advocacy groups

The gun control movement has made significant gains in recent years, but the NRA remains king of the hill

Excerpts from this story referencing "Connecticut":

"… months after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, some would say little has changed when it comes to guns in America. Othe …"

"… ouse by Democratic Reps. Mike Thompson of California and Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut, whose district includes Newtown. It is still in committee. In the same m …"

Gun groups hire new lobbyists to storm Capitol Hill

By Dave Levinthal

Pro-gun, anti-gun groups register new government affairs representatives.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… s considering a slate of bills further regulating guns, and President Barack Obama is making firearms control a central piece of his public agenda. The Virg …"

Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns: 'Money is not all that matters'

By Michael Beckel

Mayors Against Illegal Guns sees 'intensity' on its side as its pitted against the National Rifle Association.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Judiciary Committee":

"… nsible Solutions." Earlier today, Giffords and Kelly testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence, as did NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne …"

Donor profile: Michael Bloomberg

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… t we also insist on using our brains.” On Nov. 1, he endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election because he wanted someone who would “lead on climate cha …"

Badly flawed background check system fails to contain firearms sales

By Rick Schmitt

Background check system is plagued by a host of data problems, loopholes and disputes over just who should be barred.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… r’s note, September 19, 2013: The tragic shootings this week at the Washington Navy Yard have rekindled debate over what more might be done to keep firea …"

"… on the records that it does have. The NICS headquarters, four hours from Washington on a West Virginia hill top, has the look and feel of a finely honed retai …"

"… lth has created a major new stumbling block. The Violence Policy Center, a Washington-based gun control group, charged that the measure showed how the legislati …"

"… Kristen Mahoney, president of the National Criminal Justice Association, a Washington-based nonprofit advocacy group of state and local law enforcement official …"

Not just Alaska: Boston reporter stopped by police after questioning candidate

By Aaron Mehta

Word spread quickly Saturday that an Alaska journalist was detained by private security guards at a town hall event for Republican Joe Mille

Excerpts from this story referencing "editor":

"… for Republican Joe Miller, who is running for the Senate. Tony Hopfinger, editor of the Alaska Dispatch, was handcuffed, thrown against a wall, and held un …"

White House overnight guests listed

By The Center for Public Integrity

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2000 — A list released by the White House shows that 404 guests stayed overnight at the White House and Camp David

Excerpts from this story referencing "Alana Schulman":

"… ermanHaley OppermanVance OppermanLiz RobbinsLinda RosenbloomKate RosenbloomAlana SchulmanHaley SchulmanKori SchulmanMarc SchulmanMaureen SchulmanAlexandra SchusterC …"

When the Democrats wined and dined, here's who paid the piper

By Josey Ballenger

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2000 — Anyone who thought the Democratic National Convention was only about presidential nominee Al Gore must have

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Gephardt":

"… al Convention EventsConvention Opening Celebration honoring Representative Richard Gephardt (Mo.), House Minority Leader, Sun., August 13, 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.Host: …"

"… nator Sam Nunn (Ga.), Senator Charles Robb (Va.) and House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (Mo.).Sponsor: Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA)Location: Tia …"

"… ntonio WineryLunch honoring Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan, Representative Richard Gephardt and the Missouri delegation, August 14, noon-2 p.m.Sponsors: UAW and Daiml …"

Super Bowl ad cost Mayors Against Illegal Guns $100,000

By Michael Beckel

Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns drops $100K on ad during NFL's biggest game of the year, new records show.

It's their party: DNC demands boost cost of convention, paid for by special interests

By Meredith O'Brien

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2004 — On the way to running up an estimated $95 million tab for its 2004 presidential nominating convention in Boston,