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Gun Control Advocates Scramble For Votes As Capitol Pauses For Boston Bombing

WASHINGTON — Gun control groups are hoping the pause in the legislative battle over new gun laws this week will give them time to round up the votes they need to win in the Senate.<p>In the hours leading up to news of the Boston attack, Washington was consumed with counting votes for the compromise …

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Al Hoffman, Republican Mega-Donor: GOP 'Faces Irrelevancy' If It Won't Compromise On Gun Control

Al Hoffman, a top GOP donor with a history of criticizing fellow Republicans for perceived intransigence, blasted the party's position on gun control in an interview with the Palm Beach Post on Tuesday.<p>"I believe the Republican Party faces irrelevancy if we as a party don’t gain a little rational …

Biden optimistic on gun control votes

Vice President Joe Biden thinks the votes for background checks on firearm purchases will be there, he told reporters Tuesday in the Capitol.<p>“We are working to get to 60 and it’s fluid,” Biden said. “I think we’re there, but it’s not unusual as you all know for people to make up their mind at the …

Joe Biden On Gun Background Checks: 'I Think We're There'

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he thinks the Senate has the 60 votes needed to pass a measure to expand background checks on gun purchasers in a key vote set to take place as early as Wednesday, as some senators continued to express doubt.<p>"I think we're going to be okay," …

North Korea Can Put A Nuke on a Missile, U.S. Intelligence Agency Believes

The Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded with "moderate confidence" that North Korea might have a nuclear weapon that's small enough to be …

North Korea dismisses offer of talks as John Kerry urges dialogue

North Korea has dismissed the South's proposal to resolve tensions through dialogue, describing it as "a crafty trick" to disguise Seoul's …

The Ultimate North Korean Missile Threat To America: A Nuke Power Grid Attack

It’s way past time for the Obama administration to take North Korean and Iranian nuclear threats seriously. An urgently critical priority must be to counter North Korea’s rapidly-emerging capability to deliver and detonate an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) device in the sky over America which could …

Photos: North Korean marathon confounds after a week of war talk

Amid threat of thermonuclear war, North Korea is celebratory in advance of its most important holiday of the year, the birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung, celebrated on April 15. Today, through the streets of its capital city Pyongyang, runners from 16 different countries participate in the …

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The west seems more concerned about North Korea than most Koreans

I had assumed I would be safe in peaceful little Wonju, a city around an hour and a half from Seoul by bus, but while we were eating sangyupsal and …

Nobody's Seen Kim Jong Un Publicly for Two Weeks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>North Korea's been owning headlines for the better part of a month now with its threats against the …

North Korea’s high-heeled female soldiers go on patrol as tensions rise

SEOUL – South Korea and the United States were on high alert for a North Korean missile test-launch on Thursday, as the isolated state celebrated the …

Dennis Rodman Will Return to North Korea on August 1

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dennis Rodman, the pierced and pugnacious former Chicago Bulls star, says he's excited to hang out …

Giffords to launch in-person push for gun law compromise

For former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, gun violence is personal -- so she's going to begin her own in-person push for a new compromise to expand background checks for gun sales when she returns to Capitol Hill next week, NBC News has learned.<p>And the gun safety group she founded with husband, Mark …

Liberal Group Ties Mitch McConnell To Al-Qaeda On Gun Control

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Evangelical leader Rick Warren says his son shot himself with an unregistered, no-background check gun.

Here's The Democrats' Plan To Pass Gun Control In The Senate

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Video Games And Gun Violence Linked By Majority In New Poll

WASHINGTON -- More than half of Americans believe there is a link between violent video games and gun violence, but only a third favor more government research on the subject, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.<p>According to the new poll, 37 percent of Americans said they'd be in favor of …

U.S., China pledge on North Korea

BEIJING — The United States and China committed Saturday to a process aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons, with the Obama administration gaining at least the rhetorical support of the only government that can exert significant influence over the reclusive North.<p>The question now is …

Kerry: North Korea must step up

The United States and Japan opened the door Sunday to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the saber-rattling country lowered tensions and honored past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea’s latest offer of dialogue as a “crafty trick.”<p>Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Tokyo …