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 "Thomas Menino":

"… llegal Guns, led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Among the issues on which Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund is reg …"

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 "National Rifle Association":

"… onn., Mayors Against Illegal Guns will be pitted against the deep-pocketed National Rifle Association. That doesn't faze Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Gu …"

Donor profile: Michael Bloomberg

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Thomas Menino":

"… social welfare” nonprofit he co-founded and co-chairs with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Bloomberg’s vast wealth has created a challenge to the politically pow …"

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 "Bush administration":

"… National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), Congress and the Bush administration took decisive action to shore up the joint state-federal operation, which …"

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 "Joe Miller":

"… as detained by private security guards at a town hall event for Republican Joe Miller, who is running for the Senate. Tony Hopfinger, editor of the Alaska Dispa …"

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 "Maureen Schulman":

"… nbloomKate RosenbloomAlana SchulmanHaley SchulmanKori SchulmanMarc SchulmanMaureen SchulmanAlexandra SchusterCarly SchusterElaine SchusterGerald SchusterHeidi Scbuste …"

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 "Maxxam":

"… $250,000 apiece to the general Democratic and GOP convention committees), Maxxam, Metabolife, QWEST Communications, and State Farm Insurance Cos. (second-t …"

"… Chevron, E. & J. Gallo Winery, George M. Marcus, Hewlett Packard Co., Maxxam, Metabolife, QWEST Communications, State Farm Insurance Cos. (second-tier …"

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,