Ailsa ChangAilsa Chang hosts All Things Considered, and is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at City Hall on April 25. The billionaire mayor has been spending from his personal fortune to provide a "political counterweight to the NRA," his policy adviser says.
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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., speaks at the Democratic National Convention last year in Charlotte, N.C. She's the first woman ever to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy holds a hearing on gun control on March 7. The committee has since passed two bills on guns that are headed to the full Senate.
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