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.
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.
Monday, April 15, 2013
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.
Toomey/Manchin proposal would require background checks for gun shows + internet, but person-to-person sales not covered.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 10, 2013
NRA on Toomey/Manchin: "The sad truth is that no background check would have prevented the tragedies in Newtown, Aurora or Tucson."— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 10, 2013
On Medicare changes, Obama says "I don’t believe all these ideas are optimal, but I’m willing to accept them as part of a compromise."— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 10, 2013