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Background checks bill in trouble as Senate vote nears

A bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive...

More Republicans backing increased background checks on gun buyers

With the Senate set to begin debate on gun control legislation this week, a proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers picked up...

Senate debate on gun background checks starts next week

The first hurdle cleared with deceptive ease, the Senate turns to the heart of the battle over curbing gun violence next week when it...

Background check compromise gives new life to gun control in Senate

The Senate is ready to launch an emotion-charged debate on new gun restrictions, four months after the carnage at a Connecticut elementary school spurred...

Senators seek compromise on gun purchase background checks

A bipartisan quartet of senators, including two National Rifle Association members and two with "F'' ratings from the potent firearms lobby, are quietly trying...

Post election realities push some Congress types towards the middle

There's a lot of political currency these days in being labeled a "problem-solver," a title that has become highly sought-after following a polarizing election...