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The Impact of the Roberts Court

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for The National Law Journal, frequent guest on the PBS NewsHour, and author of The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution, looks at the ideological divides on the Supreme Court and how they play out on cases involving guns, health care, corporate "citizenship" and racial preferences.

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Gun Bill Defeat

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yesterday, the senate voted down a plan to expand background checks on firearm sales, as well as several other amendments gun control advocates said would help prevent gun violence. Glenn Thrush, Senior White House Reporter for POLITICO, discusses the vote, President Obama's impassioned reaction to the defeat, and what comes next.

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Monday Morning Politics: Deals Everywhere

Monday, April 15, 2013

Last week ended with D.C. on the brink of deals around the budget, gun legislation, and even immigration. Did anything change over the weekend? Bob Cusack, managing editor for The Hill, counts the votes and discusses the latest news.

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A Deal on Background Checks?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

This morning, Republican Senator Pat Toomey (PA) and Democrat Joe Manchin (WV) are expected to announce their support for expanded background checks - including the closing of the so-called "gun show loophole." This could pave the way for other Republicans to support gun control legislation, end the filibuster, and lead to a vote in the Senate. Rachel Smolkin, deputy managing editor for POLITICO, discusses the news and helps play highlights from their press conference. Plus: Excerpts from President Obama's remarks on his budget proposal.

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