Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (WVa) and Republican Pat Toomey (PA) are expected to announce their support for expanded background checks this morning. This could potentially head off a threatened Republican filibuster of gun control legislation. Meanwhile, President Obama's budget includes changes to Medicare and Social Security that many on the left are unhappy with. Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, discusses the budget and gun showdowns -- and a possible emerging deal on immigration.
"For the districts I represent in BK/Qns, closing the gun show loophole would do more than any other piece of legislation." -- @repjeffries— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 10, 2013