In defiance of obstructionist Republicans, Senate likely to vote on background checks

Pat Cunningham

What’s this? Majority rule in the U.S. Senate? Will wonders never cease?

For once, it seems that the tail won’t wag the dog.

The story is HERE:

Several Senate Republicans said Tuesday that they would not participate in a filibuster of the first major gun control bill since 1993, as Democrats appeared on the verge of overcoming a blockade threatened by a group of conservatives before a word of debate on the measure was uttered.

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, said he would schedule an initial showdown vote for Thursday. If backers of the measure can ...

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