The Plum Line: Newtown


Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 12/21/2012

NRA resorts to its usual tricks: Obfuscation and distraction

Today's presser was about one thing: Keeping the focus off the easy availability of guns for as long as possible. It's a familiar play.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:52 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, national rifle association, Newtown

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 12/21/2012

The Morning Plum: In Plan B implosion, House conservatives exit the conversation

Last night's outcome confirms that House conservatives may not be capable of playing any role in the conversation over how to move the country forward.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:13 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, gun control, john boehner, Morning Plum, Newtown

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Dems to push for more sweeping assault weapons ban

If next year's gun control push is going to work, drafters of the legislation will have to learn from the failures of the assault weapons ban of the 1990s. Democrats say they plan to do just that.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:24 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dianne feinstein, gun control, Newtown

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Finally! Obama shows true leadership on guns

In so doing, the President invited us to insist that he continue to engage the issue until real solutions are found.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, gun control, Newtown

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 12/19/2012

The Morning Plum: Gun 'rights' on the defensive

It now seems certain that we will find out whether meaningful gun law reform is possible if it is actually attempted.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:17 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, gun control, Morning Plum, Newtown

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:04 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, gun control, Happy Hour Roundup, Newtown

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Dems showing real movement on gun control

A top lawmaker says Democrats will introduce a whole package of reforms early in the new year.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:19 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, Dick Durbin, gun control, Newtown, Senate

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 12/18/2012

The Morning Plum: Should progressives accept emerging fiscal cliff deal?

The devil will be in the details of the proposal to cut Social Security.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:14 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, Morning Plum, Newtown, Social Security

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:24 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, gun control, Happy Hour Roundup, Newtown

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Why Dems shouldn't fear politics of gun control

A new poll shows that the voters who oppose stricter gun laws are the ones who aren't voting for Obama to begin with.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:04 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Newtown

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:10 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, gun control, Happy Hour Roundup, Newtown