Democrats Move To Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban
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Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., checks his phone before a hearing on Capitol Hill in September. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The Virginian Shaping The House GOP's Immigration Plan
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Hagel Nomination Blocked At Least Temporarily
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Senate Republicans Stall Hagel's Secretary Of Defense Nomination
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Senate Takes First Formal Step Toward Immigration Reform
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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a fundraiser in Altoona, Iowa, on Nov. 17. He is delivering the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Sen. Rubio's Response Gives GOP A Chance To Woo Hispanics
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President Obama greets law enforcement officers after speaking on ideas to reduce gun violence at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations on Monday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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For Some In Minneapolis, National Gun Debate Hits Close To Home
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Jeff Torgerson (top) and Dan Volkman browse the selection of rifles at Mainstream Firearms and Marine in Winona, Minn., on Monday. Andrew Link/Winona Daily News/AP hide caption

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Even In Blue Minnesota, Gun Control Seems A Tough Sell
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In Minn., Obama Appeals For Movement On Gun Background Checks
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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, is among a bipartisan group of eight senators who this week announced a plan to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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What's Behind Rubio's 'Full Circle Back' On Immigration?
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Confirmation Hearing Was A Rough Ride For Hagel
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Senate Changes Filibuster Rules
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Congress Could Limit Senators' Ability To Filibuster
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