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 "Minnesota":

"… rad Leeser, 58, a member of the NRA and Gun Owners of America in Moorhead, Minnesota. Gun rights voters tend to be single-issue voters, meaning they prioritiz …"

"… es passed laws this year to help remove firearms from domestic abusers. In Minnesota Everytown helped draft the bill. Since the Heller ruling, the NRA has hel …"

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 "New York":

"… ists who are committed to defending the Second Amendment." Meanwhile, the New York-based Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund added to its federal lo …"

"… account for the 501(c)(4) arm of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Among the is …"

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 "Jesse Jackson":

"… ct, where a special election is being conducted to replace Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned in November. Why is 2013 an important year for cam …"

Donor profile: Michael Bloomberg

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Rifle Association":

"… omberg’s vast wealth has created a challenge to the politically powerful National Rifle Association as the nation revisits the debate over gun control. On Dec. 14, 20-year-ol …"

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 "Glock":

"… o run those checks. That’s how Raymond Geisel got his guns, including a Glock Model 17 pistol and a semi-automatic version of the AK-47 assault rifle. G …"

"… at least six weapons from licensed gun shops in Maine. In addition to the Glock pistol and the Romanian-made AK-47, he purchased a Smith & Wesson revo …"

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 "Thomas Menino":

"… ticians such as former Govs. Bill Weld and Paul Cellucci, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.“None of them ever really seemed to mind. I generally got a quote or two …"

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 "Arkansas":

"… use released 938 names of overnight guests in the president’s first term.Arkansas Friends (51)Brown AdkinsNancy AdkinsLiza AshleyPaul BerryDiane BlairJim Bl …"

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 "Ohio":

"… cDonald (Calif.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.), and Stephanie Tubbs Jones (Ohio)Hosts: Carole Simpson, anchor, ABC-TV World News Sunday and WomenVote 2000 …"

"… rontier Democratic (NFD) ClubLocation: Little J’s Restaurant & LoungeOhio Delegation Party, August 16, 9 p.m.-11 p.m.Sponsors: UAW and DaimlerChrysl …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mayors Against Illegal Guns":

"… l efforts than Mayors Against Illegal Guns or other gun control advocates. …"

"… h Federal Communications Commission requirements. Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told the Center for Public Integrity that his organization targeted Washi …"

"… wl, when the New York Giants were pitted against the New England Patriots, Mayors Against Illegal Guns also sponsored an ad. That message featured Bloomberg and Menino touting t …"

"… "keep guns out of the hands of criminals." Bloomberg and Menino launched Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 2007, and the coalition now has more than 800 members, including mayors …"

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,

Excerpts from this story referencing "Miami":

"… convention and visitors’ bureaus from the cities. Officials from Boston, Miami, Detroit and New York City would not respond to requests from the Center b …"

"… Representative John Dingell, the Associated Press reported. Officials from Miami-Dade also trekked to Washington to personally deliver their bid to DNC hea …"

"… bid to DNC headquarters. Their bid, handled by two leaders of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, was accompanied by a brass band, boxes o …"

"… selection process brought Democrats to Boston, Detroit, New York City and Miami. In each city, Democrats were not only treated like royalty, they often we …"