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NRA endorses compromise legislation on background checks

A pro-gun lobby group broke ranks with the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) on Sunday, stating it would endorse a bill that includes expanded background checks. The Citizens Committee for the Right to Bear Arms, which is said to represent around 650,000 members, told its supporters via email that it…

Watch live: Senators discuss gun violence bill

Senators Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., hold a news conference to discuss their agreement on background checks relating to guns. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on April 10.…

Paul declared winner, as exit polls portend other victories on both sides

Fox News Channel and ABC News have projected Rand Paul as victor in Kentucky’s open Senate race, where the son of Texas Republican Ron Paul will replace Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY). Of Paul, ABC News wrote: “The libertarian-leaning ophthamologist won on the back of strong anti-President Obama sentiment in the…

Democrat who said he’d vote for healthcare reform now wants to ‘repeal the whole thing’

West Virginia Governor and Democratic Senate candidate Joe Manchin was for healthcare reform before he was against it. Or is against it before he was for it. Or is just against it. Manchin told Fox News Monday that if the health care reform bill cannot be fixed, then the whole…

Democratic candidate fires rifle at climate bill in new ad

West Virginia political ads don’t normally attract national attention but this year may be the exception. Democratic Senate nominee Joe Manchin has a new ad where he literally fires a gun at the cap and trade bill — a bill written and championed by Democrats. The Washington Post‘s Chris Cilizza…

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