What was once a dialogue between the branches has become almost entirely one-sided, with the justices accumulating clout at lawmakers’ expense.
And other questions about gun regulations then and now.
The same week, President Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill on guns.
We must restore our democracy so that a radical minority can no longer drown out the will of the people.
The bipartisan gun safety legislation that cleared Congress on Friday was the product of weeks of fraught negotiations that started with both sides acknowledging what had to stay off the table.
“Roe is 45 years old, it has been reaffirmed many times, lots of people care about it a great deal,” the justice told the senator, according to notes from a private meeting before his confirmation.
The Supreme Court declared that Americans have a broad right to arm themselves in public.
The Supreme Court delivered a victory for gun rights, while the Senate passed a gun control bill for the first time in decades.
The Senate passed the most substantial gun safety measure in decades. It includes enhanced background checks for younger buyers and money for mental health and school safety.
The 64-to-34 vote came just hours after Republicans and Democrats released the text of the legislation, which could become the most significant overhaul of the nation’s gun laws in decades.
The introduction of the legislation was a hopeful sign as both Democrats and Republicans press to vote on new gun measures this week.
Adam Laxalt has Trump’s support and a favorable climate for Republicans as he challenges Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, who was mentored by Harry Reid, a victor in 2010 against a Tea Party foe.
Democrats are praising a bipartisan agreement on guns as sweeping and significant while Republicans point to its limits, a sign of the political divide standing in the way of a final deal.
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What constitutes “normal” in today’s Republican Party still has rot at its heart.
The lawmaker at the center of the effort explains how the proposal came together and what changes it would make.
Freedom and responsibility, in equal measure.
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Though the compromise does not go as far as many would have preferred, it is still seen as a serious step that could save lives.
The agreement, which falls short of the sprawling changes championed by Democrats, is a significant step toward ending a yearslong impasse over gun reform legislation.
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Time after time for more than a decade, Democrats in Congress have proposed gun restrictions and faced unyielding Republican opposition.
The conservative Texan’s involvement in bipartisan talks means that an agreement, if there is one, is likely to include incremental steps.
To make the 2022 elections a referendum on Roe, Democrats have to put protecting Roe and abortion rights on the table.
With a statewide recount still underway, Mr. McCormick stepped aside to Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is set to be the Republican nominee in one of this year’s most pivotal midterm races.
The Democratic candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania did not give a timeline for when he would return to the campaign trail.
The United States is facing a widening gap between the scale of gun violence and what America’s political leaders can agree are the right responses to the carnage.
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The next mass shooting is just a matter of time.
The filibuster is only one part of the larger problem of the capture of America’s political institutions by an unrepresentative minority.
A group of Republicans and Democrats have begun an urgent set of talks aimed at reaching an elusive compromise on new gun laws. After a decade of failure, can this time be different?
Unfortunately for Democrats, this year does not seem like it will offer an exception to the midterm jinx.
A shaken and emotional President Biden declared that it is “time to turn this pain into action” as he addressed the nation following the slaughter of 18 elementary school children and a teacher in Texas.
Mr. Brooks, a hard-right representative, seems to be making an unlikely comeback in a Senate race in which the Trump endorsement may not determine votes of Trump supporters.
The top Senate Republican traveled to Europe in a bid to show that isolationism hasn’t taken over his party. He has privately lobbied his colleagues to vote that way, and so far, most are.
Standard political history may not be a good guide to 2022.
The measure’s smooth path through Congress reflected a broad consensus on Capitol Hill, for now, to devote massive sums to supporting Ukraine’s war effort with little debate.
The window for congressional action on climate is closing — potentially for quite a while.
U.S. support for the war is not guaranteed.
A group trying to hold lawyers accountable for their efforts to keep Donald Trump in power after his election loss filed a complaint against the Republican senator with the Texas bar association.
The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.
The Democrat from Connecticut, who has spent his decade in the Senate trying and failing to enact gun safety bills, says his party should make the issue the core of its 2022 midterm message.
Why is the wealthiest country in the world struggling to provide basic nutrition to so many children?
The top Senate Republican has been working to tamp down on the anti-interventionist strain in his party, his latest proxy battle against President Donald J. Trump’s America First policy.
The Texas senator challenged a federal law that put a $250,000 cap on repayments of candidates’ loans to their campaigns using postelection contributions.
Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat, said in a statement that there were “no long-term effects or damage,” but that he would be under observation for a few days.
Mr. Trump is putting his faith in the political value of celebrity to its purest test yet.
The visit by the Senate minority leader included a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Interviews show Dr. Mehmet Oz struggling in the G.O.P. Senate primary, despite a Trump endorsement. Voters remain devoted to Donald Trump but seem less swayed by his guidance.
Mr. Paul had sought to alter the bill to include requiring that an inspector general monitor the spending.