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Thursday, April 18


Huffington Post
Filibuster reform debate reignited by Senate gun vote
Ryan Grim

** 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)

** 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

Washington Post
The gun bill and the future of filibuster reform
Jonathan Bernstein

Yale Daily News (CT)
Post-Newtown, Senate rejects gun reform
Michelle Hackman

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

Press Herald (ME)
Maine senators mourn defeat of gun compromise
Kevin Miller

** 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

American Prospect
Senate kills background checks and Obama gets angry
Jamelle Bouie

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

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