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Senate votes 68-31 to move
forward with gun control measure

The Hill [Washington DC], by Jonathan Easley & Ramsey Cox

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/11/2013 12:23:49 PM

The Senate voted to move forward on gun control Thursday, clearing the first of what is expected to be many 60-vote hurdles for the legislation. (Snip) Sixteen Republicans voted in favor of the motion, while two Democrats — both from states President Obama lost in the 2012 election — voted against it. The two Democrats were Sens. Mark Begich (Alaska) and Mark Pryor (Ark.), both of whom face reelection next year.The 16 Republicans who voted to proceed were

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dogbreath, 4/11/2013 12:31:18 PM     (No. 9270624)

Traitors.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lavalette, 4/11/2013 12:31:40 PM     (No. 9270625)

A depressingly large number of sell outs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: alpha91c, 4/11/2013 12:32:31 PM     (No. 9270627)

With the help of republican senators, the Obama camel has his nose into the tent.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: thomthomp, 4/11/2013 12:33:26 PM     (No. 9270628)

"Sixteen Republicans voted in favor of the motion"

I thought the Senate minority "leader" was in favor of a filibuster.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ruready?, 4/11/2013 12:37:28 PM     (No. 9270634)

"the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

This is a treasonous day, indeed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JoniTx, 4/11/2013 12:39:04 PM     (No. 9270637)

FTA: ~~The 16 Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) missed the vote.~~

Quite a list....



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Reply 7 - Posted by: geoguy, 4/11/2013 12:40:50 PM     (No. 9270638)

I wrote to Tom Coburn (Okla.), my senator, to support the filibuster of Rand Paul, Ted Cruz et al. I got a form letter saying he would never support gun legislation that would allow registration yada, yada, yada... In other words, he did not answer my question - will you support Ted Cruz et al and the filibuster to avoid this bill to even come to the senate floor. Well the POS voted to allow debate. He and other RINO senators are playing games.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Justavoter, 4/11/2013 12:48:33 PM     (No. 9270653)

Tennessee used to be a nice place. Looks like the tn duo sold us out

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bhkat, 4/11/2013 12:52:00 PM     (No. 9270661)

You have to look at it this way: now the dums and Odumbo can´t blame republicans for holding up the bill. And, dums that are up for election will have a vote on record.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 4/11/2013 12:53:59 PM     (No. 9270667)

Nothing will change until the Rino´s are gone. What conservative would want their name mentioned with John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Susan Collins? Not true Conservative.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/11/2013 12:55:55 PM     (No. 9270669)

Right there with you, #8. Georgia has two of the stupidest Senators up there as well. :bangingheadondesk:

The filibuster is still in play; that option will come later.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: avikingman, 4/11/2013 12:58:17 PM     (No. 9270673)

No protecting nor defending our Constitution today. Traitors, oath breakers, all.

in·fringe, in·fringed, in·fring·ing.
verb (used with object)
1. To commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress: to infringe a right.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

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Reply 13 - Posted by: southron, 4/11/2013 12:58:31 PM     (No. 9270675)

They don´t remember prohibition! Booze was outlawed but getting booze was easy as pie - booze consumption mushroomed! These idiots!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 4/11/2013 12:59:33 PM     (No. 9270677)

This isn´t the time to get your panties in a wad. This is just a vote to send it forward. Save the wadding until such a time as it doesn´t die of old age in the ammendment process.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: STLstudent, 4/11/2013 1:18:03 PM     (No. 9270713)

Each and every day I come to hate Republicans more. They are worthless, cowardly butt-kissers.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: yuban, 4/11/2013 1:27:53 PM     (No. 9270726)

The use of cocaine is rampant. They should outlaw it´s use. Oh, yah, it is already illegal.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: coyote56, 4/11/2013 1:32:56 PM     (No. 9270730)

Luke 11:21 "When a strong man fully armed guards his own homestead, his possessions are undisturbed". Words from Jesus Christ "Lord of the Armies". Glad to see Rubio voted against.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Burger, 4/11/2013 1:33:18 PM     (No. 9270732)

Congratulations Moderates, you just sold out the Constitution. Again.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 4/11/2013 1:41:38 PM     (No. 9270742)

Didn´t a few of these senators have a couple of dinners over at the bamsters crib? He must have made them an offer they better not...strike that...an offer they could not refuse.
Just another reason why I left the RINO party.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JediJerry, 4/11/2013 1:45:55 PM     (No. 9270745)

Sixteen RINO sellouts. Today let us decide that there will be no more RINO Republican´s in the Senate and go all out to get these sad excuses of oath taking defenders of the Constitution out of office.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dvc, 4/11/2013 1:49:31 PM     (No. 9270747)

16 dangerous, arrogant fools that we will need to replace next election.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/11/2013 1:54:39 PM     (No. 9270751)

So scary for our country and our rights. Pat Toomey is a huge disappointment. Not happy with Jeff Flake and Mark Kirk either. The others are no surprise. A very sad day for Freedom and Liberty.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: frenesi1, 4/11/2013 1:57:12 PM     (No. 9270755)

I guess Rubio is saving his sell out vote for amnesty.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 4/11/2013 2:03:34 PM     (No. 9270772)

“Today let us decide that there will be no more Newtowns,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said ahead of the vote.

And I challenge the senator to show me where in this bill is anything that actually would prevent such future events. Come on, put up or shut up!!!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: suitsoot, 4/11/2013 2:30:14 PM     (No. 9270816)

It didn´t take Ayotte long to become a corrupt sellout. I already wrote Flake & told him that we don´t need another McCain. He won´t be getting my vote ever again.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 4/11/2013 2:31:52 PM     (No. 9270818)

I am not ready to throw those who voted to bring this to the floor off a cliff. This is an opportunity to hang a series of Senate floor votes around the necks of red state senators in ´14. That said I will keep a close eye on their actions as this thing progresses. IMHO "Expanded Background Checks" is nothing but a pre condition for a national data base.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: dman, 4/11/2013 2:51:55 PM     (No. 9270850)

#6 & #8: We have work to do here in TN. Dittos the others.

Not to worry: the GOP senators have our back - not.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 4/11/2013 3:00:01 PM     (No. 9270861)

Ignore this - guns will be available with or without advise and consent. We have gun smiths that will build what you want and do start collecting ammo. That is necessary to fire the gun, as if you didn´t know that.
However, that can be done by people also with a little training. I had to have checks when I lived in NY and the sheriff and a judge both vouched for me. They were good Pubbies.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 4/11/2013 3:17:10 PM     (No. 9270879)

there may be less to this than meets the eye: I saw another story that seemed to indicate this is NOT the final cloture hurdle - if so, let´s pay closer attention to the details & make sure our people kill ´universal background checks´ (registration, to prepare for confiscation)

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jfodoch, 4/11/2013 3:37:28 PM     (No. 9270897)

If this vote is so insignificant, then why have it? It´s NOT insignificant! Face it -- our Nation is circling the bowl!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jimmiet, 4/11/2013 4:24:12 PM     (No. 9270946)

#26 I only hope you are right however the past performance of repubs does not bode well for this strategy.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: pros7767, 4/11/2013 4:30:00 PM     (No. 9270950)

We can only hope the House stands strong. Not confident though.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ASAvet, 4/11/2013 4:56:03 PM     (No. 9270984)

....one foot on the banana peel....

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 4/11/2013 5:14:01 PM     (No. 9271005)


I know some may not admit It But Our beloved
Constitution indicated that all bills were to Be debated or amended on the Senate or House floor and voted up or down.
To allow a committee the same Constitution did not provide for to decide up or down is wrong.
A solid debate may kill the constant repeat attempts to gut the 2nd. amendment.
If all that fails and both houses pass a final disaster to the 2nd. then let the black markets begin a correction.
As long as every other word uttered in protest is RINO expect scorn instead of support.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 4/11/2013 5:14:20 PM     (No. 9271006)

Some Newtown family members watched from the Senate gallery. Too bad there weren´t any survivors of the millions and millions of victimes of totalitarian regimes sitting up there in the gallery, too...

Or, even survivors who are here only because they were able to defend themselves or families, etc. Or, families of those who did not survive, because help couldn´t get to them?

These people know only how to pass more restrictions on the Liberty of The People, and to invade Privacy (unless it´s about sex).

What laws have made people safer? I want them to prove that ANY of the laws they´ve passed have been successful, because none have been enforced adequately, especially in Blue states.

Immigration laws and laws regarding use of guns in commission of a crime... get serious about these before you pass any more.

#3, a camel is not the animal that comes to mind...

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Reply 36 - Posted by: judy, 4/11/2013 6:37:44 PM     (No. 9271100)

Vote them out, they don´t deserve re-election.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/11/2013 7:07:46 PM     (No. 9271135)

This is NOT a vote on a motion to move this forward.
This is a motion to negotiate the 2nd amendment.
AND as of 70pm thursday, there has been NO Bill for Senators to read.
At 110am today they voted on a motion for a Bill that they have not yet seen or read.
I guess they had to pass it to see what´s in it !
Those that voted for it came out and showed that the Constitution is for sale for a phony safety issue..emotion trumped reason and common sense.
To the parents of Sandy Hook participating in the charade, add shame to your list of emotions.
Those that would vote for safety over liberty deserve neither.

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President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
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The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million


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