Do Dems get a pass on violent political rhetoric?
Democrats, including President Barack Obama, repeatedly used "gun" and "hostage" metaphors during the government shutdown. Christy Setzer, of New Heights Communications, and IntElephant Strategies' Mike Lane discuss whether the left gets a pass for its violent rhetoric.
'Little middle ground' in the gun debate
The first anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting is stirring up the gun debate once again. On Background's Jackie Kucinich asks Christy Setzer of New Heights Communications and Mike Lane of IntElephant Strategies whether any middle ground can be found on this polarizing issue.
When celebrities weigh in on guns
Republican strategist Mark Lane and Democratic consultant Christy Setzer agree that featuring celebrities advocating for gun control or other policies may not be the most effective advertising strategy.
Messaging behind the gun debate
As the one year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school approaches, the gun debate is far from over. Christy Setzer of New Heights Communications and Mike Lane of IntElephant Strategies join On Background to discuss different advertising and lobbying tactics used by both sides of the debate.
House strongly approves budget pact
House Majority Leader John Boehner brings down the gavel as the House overwhelmingly approves a two-year bipartisan budget brokered by Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray.
Taking back lost ground
Democrats are poised to take back this California congressional district that was lost in 2012.