At a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington this morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer predicted the gun bill that failed earlier this month would be brought back to the floor by Majority Leader Harry Reid, and that it would have more support when it does.
"This is my own little prediction: I think we're going to bring this bill back before the end of the year, and I think you may find some changes," said Schumer.
Schumer compared the political climate in 1994, when he helped author and pass the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban.(1)
In an interview with Politico, North Dakota senator Heidi Heitkamp said that her vote against expanding background checks as being in line with her constituents' views, and suggested Michael Bloomberg's big ad campaign didn't help in North Dakota.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made the rounds on Sunday morning to insist that taxes are no longer up for discussion, after last week's deal to avert the fiscal cliff, and signaled that Republicans are ready to fight over the debt ceiling.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand became a highly coveted endorser during the primary campaigns this year, but one would-be endorsement never came together.
Yesterday, Senator Chuck Schumer signaled his support for President Obama's plan to eliminate the Bush tax cuts for Americans who earn $250,000 and above.
But it's not what Schumer really wanted.