Political Headlines April 11, 2013: Senate Agrees to Start Debate on Gun Safety Measures with a Vote of 68 to 31

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Senators Agree to Start Debate on Gun Safety Measures

Source: NYT, 4-11-13

With the Capitol in the background, volunteers set up a mock cemetery in Washington on Thursday to begin a vigil for the more than than 3,300 people that have died from gun violence since the shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Doug Mills/The New York Times

With the Capitol in the background, volunteers set up a mock cemetery in Washington on Thursday to begin a vigil for the more than than 3,300 people that have died from gun violence since the shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Pressed by shooting victims and relatives of Americans slain in gun violence, the Senate voted to consider new legislation that had faced the threat of a filibuster by Republicans….READ MORE

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