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The Abortion Battle : The Bullpen
Dana Liebelson

Dana Liebelson: CHART: 40 years later, Roe v. Wade is still under siege

Last year, 43 provisions in 19 states sought to restrict access to abortion

 
The Gun Debate : U.S.
Boy Scouts salute a funeral procession for Benjamin Wheeler, 6, who was killed in the Sandy Hook massacre.

The disturbing rise of Sandy Hook conspiracy theories

Claims that the massacre was a hoax have gone viral

 
The Gun Debate : U.S.
On Jan. 16, President Obama hugs children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence.

Is Obama exploiting kids to push gun control?

Some conservatives say it's wrong for the president to spotlight children's pleas to end gun violence as he rallies support for his policies

 
The Gun Debate : The Bullpen
Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis: Hollywood must condemn gratuitous violence

Violent video games and movies contribute to violent behavior. It's time the entertainment world stopped pretending otherwise

 
The Gun Debate : The List
"Let us return to our places of worship and pray for help," said Texas Gov. Rick Perry in response to Obama's gun control initiative. 

5 outraged reactions to Obama's gun proposals

Most gun-rights activists met President Obama's executive actions on gun violence with a yawn. Others, not so much

 
The Gun Debate : Opinion Brief
President Obama may be willing to use parts of his gun proposal as bargaining chips to ensure the passage of others.

Is Obama's gun plan doomed?

President Obama proposed the most sweeping gun-control measures in a generation. There's only one problem: Congress

 
The Abortion Battle : Politics
An anti-abortion demonstrator in Washington, D.C.

Why Republicans should quit talking about abortion

A new poll from Pew shows that most Americans — and nearly half of Republicans — do not support overturning Roe v. Wade

 
The Gun Debate : Best Video
President Obama wants to spread the wealth, but not the security, claims a new NRA ad.

Obama is an 'elitist hypocrite': The NRA's scathing new ad

The gun-rights group slams the president for balking at putting armed guards in schools while his daughters receive personal protection. Over the line?

 
The Gun Debate : Opinion Brief
Talk of Obama issuing executive orders about gun-control has gun-rights advocates crying "tyranny."

Could Obama be impeached for taking action on gun control?

A former U.S. attorney general joins a group of angry Republicans who really, really don't want the president to beef up gun laws through executive fiat

 
The Gun Debate : Analysis
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders applaud after Cuomo signed New York's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act into law on Jan. 15.

New York's sweeping gun law: A tipping point for gun control?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the first major gun-control measure since Newtown, and he hopes other states will follow suit

 
The Gun Debate : U.S.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is widely seen as harboring White House aspirations.

How gun control is already shaping the 2016 Democratic primary

Potential presidential contenders are moving quickly to establish their gun-control bona fides

 
The Gun Debate : U.S.
Vice President Joe Biden will reportedly suggest new limits on overseas gun imports, among other gun-control measures.

What executive actions could President Obama take to strengthen gun control?

The White House will reportedly consider 19 recommendations for unilateral action

 
The Gun Debate : Instant Guide
In NRA: Practice Range, users shoot at targets that kind of look like human coffins.

The NRA's new shooting app... for 4-year-olds?

Family bonding time! You and your kid can now perfect your shooting skills on your mobile device

 
The Gun Debate : Opinion Brief
An AR-15 style rifle is displayed at the Firing-Line indoor range and gun shop in Aurora, Colo.

Gun control: Is the NRA unbeatable?

NRA President David Keene predicts Congress won't ban assault weapons or high-capacity ammo clips

 
The Gun Debate : The Bullpen
Paul Brandus

Paul Brandus: Washington's gun debate: What's next?

Despite the NRA's fierce opposition to gun control, Obama has an opening

 
The Gun Debate : The Bullpen
Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis: Guns, Walmart, and crony capitalism

From FDR to Obama, liberals tend to achieve their policy goals when they find a way to co-opt big business

 
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