President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned and winning speech Thursday at the memorial service for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. But that was to be expected. We all know Obama can give a stem-winder.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) shelved his party’s gun bill Thursday after a stinging defeat the day before, but Democrats, the White House, and gun control advocates have vowed to keep fighting.
The Senate will vote on expanding background checks for firearm sales Wednesday afternoon, but what was once considered Democrats’ most viable option for gun control legislation does not appear to have the necessary 60 votes to proceed.
Senate Republicans are preparing a substitute to the background check legislation crafted by Sens. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D., W.V.), the Washington Free Beacon has learned.