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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. answers questions from reporters on President Obama's jobs bill, the debt reduction supercommittee and the economy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2014 | Blog

Dave Brat spent much of his campaign slamming both parties for being in the pocket of “Wall Street crooks” and DC insiders. Continue reading

Sarah Palin campaigning at Anchorage, Alaska for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the primary election Tuesday, August 22, 2006. (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
April 24, 2014 | News & Notes

As the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting gets underway, the latest campaign finance filings show it’s well-armed for the 2014 elections. Continue reading

Vivek Murthy
March 23, 2014 | Blog

The campaign against Dr. Vivek Murthy is the continuation of a longstanding effort to make discussion of gun violence taboo. Continue reading

NRA president Charlton Heston holds up a musket as he tells the 5,000 plus members attending an NRA annual meeting in Charlotte, NC, in May, 2000, that they can have his gun when they pry it "from my cold dead hands." (AP Photo/Ric Feld)
December 16, 2013 | Blog

The grim Newtown anniversary reminded us of the moment when Charlton Heston made his boast that gun control advocates would have to pry his rifle from his “cold, dead hands.” Continue reading

Las Vegas Metro Police officers stand outside the entrance to the Excalibur hotel-casino after a shooting left two dead, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 24, 2013 | Blog

Nevada’s just one of the states where the heavy hand of the gun lobby slaps down the majority. Continue reading

A gun-rights activist carries his rifle during a "National Day of Resistance" rally in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 10, 2013 | Blog

Drop your weapons and celebrate that we live in a country where peaceful change is still possible. Continue reading

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May 3, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Newtown parents and a legendary folk singer lift their voices to end gun violence. Continue reading

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., seated right, meets in his office with families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Seated on sofa from left are David and Francine Wheeler, who lost their 6-year-old son Ben in the shooting, Katy Sherlach and her father Bill Sherlach, whose wife Mary Sherlach was killed. At far right is Mark Barden, father of victim Daniel Barden. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 3, 2013 | Blog

If we’re at a tipping point for movement against gun violence, it’s time to push harder than ever. Continue reading

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May 2, 2013

Newtown parents Francine and David Wheeler talk about how to address gun violence in a way that welcomes diverse viewpoints. Continue reading

Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn
April 26, 2013 | Blog

It’s become clear that Congress rarely has the voter in mind at all, unless that voter’s a cash-laden heavy hitter with the clout to keep an incumbent on the leash. Continue reading

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 15, 2013

Bill spotlights Congressional leaders whose connections to deep-pocketed backers raise important questions about who’s really running our government. Continue reading

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January 4, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Climate change communication expert Anthony Leiserowitz explains why climate change gets the silent treatment, and what we should do about it. Continue reading

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January 4, 2013

Bill reports on how the NRA and gun merchants keep any and all discussion of sensible gun control off the table. Continue reading

Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 after a shooting at the school. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)
December 20, 2012

As the Senate debates a new assault weapons ban, it might be wise to watch Bill’s essay, urging us to remember the victims, to reject doubling down on guns, and to work toward moral solutions. Continue reading

SecondAmendment
October 9, 2012 | Blog
The gun lobby's $1.3 million anti-Obama ad buy may seem a bit contradictory given the candidates' records.
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