The RNC opens with ‘Happy Together’ in a tense atmosphere

1:46 pm Jul. 18, 2016

Cleveland – RNC chairman Reince Priebus gaveled open the Republican National Convention on Monday as the speakers blared “Happy Together,” though the chipper music couldn’t hide the fractures within the GOP.

Donald Trump’s de facto campaign

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2015, file photo, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, criticizes Republicans for not doing enough to stop gun violence, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, Schumer joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on federal officials to set up a protocol to allow states access to the normally confidential FBI terrorism watch list. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

As expected, Senate turns back four gun control measures

6:53 pm Jun. 20, 2016

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate extended its long-running stalemate over firearms on Monday, voting to reject four gun control measures eight days after the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue voted