Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate

Gun reform measures dominated the Sunday political talk shows in the wake of the last Democratic presidential debate.

Guests also discussed new reported allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughVoting rights, Trump's Big Lie, and Republicans' problem with minorities Supreme Court agrees to hear case on HS coach's suspension over on-field prayers The Supreme Court, vaccination and government by Fox News MORE and a drone attack on Saudi oil facilities that the U.S. has blamed on Iran.

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Conway: Mass shootings will not be 'the excuse for liberals and socialists' to 'confiscate' guns
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayPennsylvania Republican David McCormick launches Senate campaign McCormick drawing support from Trump alumni ahead of Pennsylvania Senate bid Christie says Trump, Meadows should have warned him of positive COVID-19 test MORE on Sunday defended President TrumpDonald TrumpWendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Senate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report MORE’s apparent backtrack on strengthening background checks in the wake of a series of mass shootings in August, saying the shootings would not be used as an “excuse” for gun confiscation.
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O'Rourke says pushback to his mandatory gun buyback proposal shows Washington's 'screwed up priorities'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeEleven interesting races to watch in 2022 Cruz bullish on his 2024 chances: 'The runner-up is almost always the next nominee' Abrams and O'Rourke give Democrats a chance and women a choice MORE is dismissing criticism of his call for a mandatory buyback program for assault weapons, saying it is an example of lawmakers' "screwed up" priorities.
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Buttigieg says O'Rourke is playing into GOP hands with comments about mandatory gun buybacks
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness Biden to tout new bridge program at infrastructure law's 60-day mark Stacey Abrams's shocking snub of Biden, Harris signals possible 2024 aspirations MORE said on Sunday that he agrees with critics that fellow 2020 White House hopeful Beto O'Rourke played into the Republican Party's hands with his comments about a mandatory gun buyback proposal. 
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Dem rep: O'Rourke's AR-15 comment 'doesn't help'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Rep. David CicillineDavid CicillineDemocrats eager to fill power vacuum after Pelosi exit In their own words: Lawmakers, staffers remember Jan. 6 insurrection Lawmakers call for investigation into proposed AT&T WarnerMedia, Discovery merger MORE (D-R.I.) said Sunday that former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-Texas) comment that “hell yes, we’re going to take” assault-style rifles is unhelpful but noted that no one has proposed such a thing legislatively.
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Cruz on reported Kavanaugh allegations: There's nobody Democrats don't want to impeach
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzAll hostages free, safe after hours-long standoff at Texas synagogue: governor Overnight Energy & Environment — Lummis holds up Biden EPA picks Equilibrium/Sustainability — Bald eagle comeback impacted by lead poison MORE (R-Texas) said the attention to the recent The New York Times report on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh reflects with the "shameful circus" from the Senate hearing last year.
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Klobuchar: Investigation into Kavanaugh 'a sham'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
"I think the whole thing was a sham and that those documents need to be turned over, as well as the documents that the White House hid from his time in the White House Counsel's Office," Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness Senate antitrust bill has serious ramifications for consumers and small businesses NYT columnist floats Biden-Cheney ticket in 2024 MORE (D-Minn.)told George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosAlec Baldwin turns over cell phone in 'Rust' probe How a nice-guy South Dakota senator fell into a Trump storm GOP senator says he would 'take a hard look' at another Trump run MORE. "All of that needs to come forward to even look at a proceeding like that."
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Conway: Trump keeping 'many options on the table' on Iran retaliation, meeting with Iranian leaders
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Kellyanne Conway on Sunday demurred on Sen. Lindsay Graham’s (R-S.C.) call to bomb Iranian oil fields but said the Trump administration will “keep many options on the table.”
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Buttigieg: Not too late for US to be 'constructive force' in Middle East
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that the United States needs to focus on deescalating conflicts in the Middle East, after two Saudi oil refineries were struck by drones this weekend. 
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Schiff: Diplomacy with Iran 'only way out of this situation'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden to make voting rights play in Atlanta Democrats eager to fill power vacuum after Pelosi exit Overnight Health Care — Insurance will soon cover COVID-19 tests MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday said that diplomacy with Iranian leaders is essential amid ongoing tensions between Washington and Tehran after a drone attack on Saudi oil production facilities for which the U.S. has blamed Iran. 
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Texas Democratic rep pulls Castro endorsement for Biden
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Texas Rep. Vincente Gonzalez switched his presidential endorsement from fellow Texan Julián Castro former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCarville advises Democrats to 'quit being a whiny party' Wendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Sullivan: 'It's too soon to tell' if Texas synagogue hostage situation part of broader extremist threat MORE
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Yang defends $1,000 giveaway contest's legality
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangBottom line American elections are getting less predictable; there's a reason for that Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run MORE on Sunday defended the legality of his campaign contest to give 10 families a share of $120,000 as a way to promote his "freedom dividend" proposal. 
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Booker doubles down on middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerCNN legal analyst knocks GOP senator over remark on Biden nominee Barnes rakes in almost 0K after Johnson enters Wisconsin Senate race Hillicon Valley: Amazon's Alabama union fight — take two MORE (D-N.J.), a 2020 White House hopeful, defended his middle-ground approach to universal health care Sunday.  
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Cicilline on Trump investigations versus legislation: 'We have to do both'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) said Democrats can and must balance investigating the Trump administration and their legislative priorities amid mixed messaging about whether the House is engaged in an impeachment investigation of President Trump.
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Dershowitz: 'Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution'
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Lawyer Alan DershowitzAlan Morton DershowitzBBC faces blowback after Dershowitz appears as Maxwell trial analyst The dangerous trend behind Officer Kim Potter's conviction   If Democrats 'pack the court,' will it protect a woman's right to choose?  MORE told John Catsimatidis in a new interview that the potential criminal charges faced by former FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeAndrew McCabe's settlement with the Department of Justice is a signal to John Durham Trump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE are a result of the "criminalization" of political differences in America.
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Omar responds to family of 9/11 victim who called her out at anniversary ceremony
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSenate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Overnight Defense & National Security — DOD watchdog to review extremism screening Omar calls for closure of Guantánamo Bay prison after 20 years of 'lawlessness and cruelty' MORE (D-Minn.) on Sunday responded to a family member of a 9/11 victim who called her out on the anniversary of the attacks, saying she intended to highlight civil rights violations.
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