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Thursday, April 18

 

Huffington Post
Filibuster reform debate reignited by Senate gun vote
Ryan Grim
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/17/filibuster-reform_n_3104519.html

** Sen. Dianne Feinstein dismayed that rules making Senate not “majoritarian body“ **

Washington Post
President Obama’s remarks on failure of Manchin-Toomey background check plan (TRANSCRIPT)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-obamas-remarks-on-failure-of-manchin-toomey-background-check-plan-transcript/2013/04/17/0b3666ba-a7a8-11e2-b029-8fb7e977ef71_story.html

** Obama “distortion of Senate rules” quote from yesterday **

Washington Post (Wonkblog)
The gun bill failed because the Senate is wildly undemocratic
Ezra Kelin and Evan Soltas
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/18/wonkbook-the-gun-bill-failed-because-the-senate-is-wildly-undemocratic/

Washington Post
The gun bill and the future of filibuster reform
Jonathan Bernstein
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/04/17/the-gun-bill-and-the-future-of-filibuster-reform/

Yale Daily News (CT)
Post-Newtown, Senate rejects gun reform
Michelle Hackman
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2013/04/18/post-newtown-senate-rejects-gun-reform/

** Sen. Chris Murphy now a “revolutionary” for rules reform “ **

Press Herald (ME)
Maine senators mourn defeat of gun compromise
Kevin Miller
http://www.pressherald.com/news/Maine-senators-shocked-angered-by-Senates-vote.html?pageType=mobile&id=1&start=1

** Sen. King says gun vote made him question January compromise **

Daily Kos
Senate filibuster flushes background check bill away in 54-46 vote
Daily Kos Editors
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/17/1202601/-Senate-filibuster-flushes-background-check-bill-away-in-54-46-vote

American Prospect
Senate kills background checks and Obama gets angry
Jamelle Bouie
http://prospect.org/article/senate-kills-background-checks-and-obama-gets-angry

Washington Post
Senate bill to extend background checks killed by filibuster
Brad Plumer

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/17/senate-bill-to-extend-gun-background-checks-killed-by-filibuster/?wprss=rss_ezra-klein

NBC News First Read
In blow to gun control backers, background check compromise falls 6 votes short
Carrie Dann, Kelly O’Donnell and Kasie Hunt
http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/17/17795377-in-blow-to-gun-control-backers-background-check-compromise-falls-6-votes-short?lite