Your Congress at Work

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April 16 2013 8:22 PM

Your Congress at Work

I spent the day talking to/listening to security types and members of Congress, to see what "fix" might be coming our way when the facts are known in Boston. Or even before they're known—what's the holdup?

In a related story, Evan McMorris-Santoro talks to a "person" who thinks (hush, hush) that the one-day delay of gun legislation will help la causa.

One person involved in pushing background check legislation told BuzzFeed that the political pause granted by Boston opened the door for gun control advocates to push back on NRA's spin — time, the person said, gun control groups can use for behind-the-scenes conversations they hope can turn the tide in their favor.
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Isn't the exact opposite happening? What I found was that Washington can handle one crisis, one great Challenge, at a time.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.