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  • Reid to McCain: Hey, Thanks for Killing that Gun Control Filibuster

    04/11/2013 6:34:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    TownHall ^ | Apr 11, 2013 02:30 PM EST | Katie Pavlich
    The Democrats' love affair with Republican John McCain is never ending, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took things to a whole different level today on the Senate floor. Reid credited and thanked McCain for killing the filibuster threat against any new form of gun control legislation. "John McCain is a leader." Youtube - Sen Harry Reid Praises John McCain, Republicans Who Voted for Cloture Right, John McCain is a leader for doing the politically correct thing of reaching accross the aisle to promote a piece of legislation that would have done nothing to prevent any mass shooting or mass...
  • The 16 Republicans Who Voted Against The Filibuster

    04/11/2013 10:26:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2013, 9:57 AM PDT | Debra Heine
    In response to Schumer-Toomey Gun Control Bill Gets 68 Votes for Cloture; Now Passes to Full Senate for Lay-Up Passage: Via Roll Call: The Republicans who voted against the filibuster are Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire Richard M. Burr of North Carolina Saxby Chambliss of Georgia Tom Coburn of Oklahoma Susan Collins of Maine Bob Corker of Tennessee Jeff Flake of Arizona Lindsey Graham of South Carolina Dean Heller of Nevada John Hoeven of North Dakota Johnny Isakson of Georgia Mark S. Kirk of Illinois John McCain of Arizona Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania Roger...
  • Filibustering senators under no obligation to 'play fair' to protect gun rights

    04/10/2013 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    examiner ^ | 4/10/13 | Kurt Hofmann
    With at least 14 United States senators (all Republicans), including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), having vowed to filibuster any proposed unconstitutional gun legislation (and given the Constitution's clear statement that the right to keep and bear arms is one that shall not be infringed, that would seem to indicate that all proposed gun legislation would be subject to filibuster), the forcible citizen disarmament advocates are growing louder and louder in their outrage. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), for example, speaking on the Senate floor Monday, said, "Shame on them," in reference to the senators planning a filibuster. From...
  • Coburn: There won’t be a filibuster

    04/09/2013 5:03:46 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 72 replies
    cnn ^ | April 9, 2013 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) – A key player in negotiations over potential gun control legislation said on Tuesday a planned GOP filibuster of the bill won’t occur if Democrats allow Republicans to bring amendments up for a vote. Sen. Tom Coburn, speaking on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront,” said a filibuster that’s been promised by more than a dozen fellow Republicans would prevent Americans from seeing where their elected officials stand on the issue. “It’s not going to be filibustered,” Coburn said, adding that the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs to offer "an open amendment process" in order for Republicans to agree to...
  • As support for gun bill filibuster grows, Obama says backers trying to use 'political stunts'

    04/09/2013 12:09:01 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | April 08, 2013
    The White House lashed out Monday at Republican lawmakers threatening to filibuster gun control legislation in the Senate, accusing them of trying to pull “political stunts” and "hide" behind procedural maneuvers -- as support for the filibuster continued to grow. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, announced early Monday that 13 senators had signed a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid threatening to oppose "any legislation that would infringe on the American people's constitutional right to bear arms." Lee, along with Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, have led efforts to hold up the legislation. The lawmakers would do so...

    04/09/2013 11:23:19 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 25 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) until 5 p.m. Tuesday to reach a background checks deal with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), according to several sources close to the issue. If there’s no agreement by that deadline, Reid will move to start debate over a gun-control package that is a wish list for gun-control advocates. But Republicans have already threatened to filibuster the bill, and it is unlikely to pass in its current form. If there is no deal and a filibuster is surmounted, votes could start as early as Thursday.
  • Does the GOP have the votes to filibuster Reid’s gun-control bill?

    04/09/2013 11:34:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 9, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Here’s a better question. Should the GOP filibuster the gun-control bill? Johnny Isakson says no: “I’ll speak for myself on that question,” Isakson said on CBS’s “This Morning” when asked about the filibuster. “There’s no ambivalence on the gun issue, I think everyone knows what the issues are. We have not seen the final draft of the legislation that was produced, I understand, last night, but I think it deserves a vote up or down.”… Isakson also said he could support a bill for universal background checks, depending on the language it contains. McConnell, who does intend to filibuster, needs...
  • Max Baucus won't commit to not filibustering gun bill

    04/09/2013 11:55:05 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sahil Kapur
    Huh. Baucus won't commit to not filibustering gun bill debate: "That's to be determined."
  • REID: I will break the Filibuster on Thursday

    04/09/2013 12:08:23 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 72 replies
    twitter ^ | Sentor Harry Reid
    I’m moving forward to break the Republican filibuster. On Thurs, Senate will begin voting on background checks + other gun safety measures.
  • Ayotte opposes gun filibuster

    04/09/2013 9:53:57 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 7 replies
    twitter ^ | Dave Weigel
    Sen. Ayotte says she opposes the filibuster of gun bill
  • 12 GOP senators back Rand Paul on gun-control filibuster

    04/06/2013 7:26:07 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 93 replies
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s threat to filibuster any new gun restrictions is gathering steam, as a dozen of his Republican colleagues have now signed onto his plan. The Kentucky Republican and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) first wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid late last month to warn him of their intention to try to tie up the Senate if, as planned, Reid moved forward with legislation that would expand background checks and attempt to crack down on interstate gun trafficking. Reid is expected to bring a gun-control bill to the floor as early as next...
  • McCain: 'I don't understand' GOP filibuster on guns

    04/07/2013 10:04:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 130 replies
    Politico ^ | April 7, 2013 | Jennifer Epstein
    Sen. John McCain says he doesn't understand the threats from some of his Republican colleagues to filibuster a bill on background checks to buy guns. "I don't understand it," the Arizona Republican said on Sunday of the threat coming from Sen. Rand Paul,Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Mike Lee and nine other Republicans. "The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.” "What are we afraid of? ... If this issue is as important as we all think it is, why not take ... it up and debate?"...
  • As the Wait for the Gun Bill Continues, More Republicans Are Pressured to Filibuster It(barf alert)

    04/06/2013 4:22:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 5 April, 2013 | Margaret Hartmann
    Senate aides say there's been no progress on the Senate's gun-control legislation in the last two weeks, and the bill's chances might have actually worsened during that time. At least eleven Republican senators have promised to filibuster any new gun legislation, and soon others may join them. With Congress in recess and lawmakers back in their home states, a gun-rights group directed its members to pressure senators to join the effort to block new gun control laws, according to The Wall Street Journal. While it sounds like the kind of thing that's right up the NRA's alley, the push was...
  • Carney: 'Shameful' if GOP lawmakers filibuster gun control legislation

    04/03/2013 2:20:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/3/13 | Justin Sink
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday it would be "shameful" for Republicans to filibuster a Senate gun-control bill, invoking the victims of the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting. "It would be shameful to not allow any one of these measures to come up to a vote," Carney said aboard Air Force One. "The victims of Newtown -- the 20 kids and the 6 educators who lost their lives -- deserve a vote," he continued. "And that if you want to vote no, vote no. Don’t block a vote. That’s not doing service to the memory of these kids."
  • Rubio joins group threatening to filibuster gun control legislation

    03/29/2013 5:39:54 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 33 replies ^ | 03/28/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday joined a group of Republicans threatening to filibuster gun control legislation in the Senate. “We, the undersigned, intend to oppose any legislation that would infringe on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms, or on their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance,” he wrote in a statement on his website. ... Earlier this week, GOP Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Mike Lee (Utah), and Ted Cruz (Texas) wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pledging to “oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will...
  • Rand Paul and Ted Cruz threaten filibuster on guns

    03/26/2013 4:28:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | March 25, 2013 | Jonathan Allen
    Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are threatening to filibuster gun-control legislation, according to a letter they plan to hand-deliver to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office on Tuesday. “We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions,” the three conservatives wrote in a copy of the signed letter obtained by POLITICO. Reid plans to bring up a gun-control measure that focuses on broadening background checks and cracking down on interstate gun-trafficking after the current Senate recess. Conservatives are concerned that once that bill reaches the...