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 "Senate":

"… politics. An amendment expanding background checks came to a vote in the Senate in April 2013, something gun control advocates saw as a victory. It didn†…"

"… crease funding for NICS by $19.5 million in 2015 passed the House, but the Senate has not taken it up. The amendment’s passage was seen as a victory by th …"

"… – but NICS funding will not actually increase unless the bill passes the Senate. The gun control movement also wants legislation addressing domestic abus …"

"… cate in Congress since the 1990s. “So many members in the House and the Senate started to stand up and speak, so there’s so many more voices out there …"

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 "National Association for Gun Rights":

"… rms control a central piece of his public agenda. The Virginia-based National Association for Gun Rights registered Christopher Kuper, its director of federal legislation, as its …"

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 "Thomas Menino":

"… launched in 2007 by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. "Money is not all that matters," Glaze, who is also a principal at …"

Donor profile: Michael Bloomberg

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Thomas Menino":

"… śsocial 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 "Thomas Menino":

"… more than 500 mayors led by Michael Bloomberg of New York and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino — began surfacing in Congress. In March, Sen. Charles Schumer of New Yo …"

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 "Bush":

"… National Education AssociationLocation: Omni Hotel, downtown“Elections: Bush’s Record on Guns” forum, August 16, 10 a.m.- noon (Open to the public) …"

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,

Excerpts from this story referencing "Chairman":

"… ion, delivered his city’s pitch to host the Democratic convention to DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe in the main lobby of Grand Central Station. Included with …"