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 KavanaughFirst-generation American launches Senate campaign against Booker Susan Collins raises .1 million in third quarter Poll: 50 percent of Maine voters disapprove of Susan Collins's job performance 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 Elizabeth ConwayTrump offers condolences on frequent foe Cummings: 'Very hard, if not impossible, to replace' Lawmakers, social media users praise photo of Pelosi confronting Trump George Conway accuses Trump of being a 'sociopath' MORE on Sunday defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocratic senator rips Trump's 'let them fight' remarks: 'Enough is enough' Warren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it' Trump touts Turkey cease-fire: 'Sometimes you have to let them fight' 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'RourkeTrump slams 'very dumb' O'Rourke for proposals on guns, tax exempt status for churches Hillicon Valley: FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Dems wrangle over breaking up Big Tech at debate | Critics pounce as Facebook's Libra stumbles | Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Fox News | Twitter details rules for political figures' tweets O'Rourke rips Bill O'Reilly: The problem with our economy is 'a disgraced TV host like you makes millions' 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 ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems advance drug pricing bill | Cases of vaping-related lung illnesses near 1,500 | Juul suspends sales of most e-cigarette flavors Warren raised more money from Big Tech employees than other 2020 Democrats: Report Poll: Biden, Warren support remains unchanged after Democratic debate 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 Nicola CicillineDemocrats want Mulvaney to testify in Trump impeachment probe Hillicon Valley: FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Dems wrangle over breaking up Big Tech at debate | Critics pounce as Facebook's Libra stumbles | Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Fox News | Twitter details rules for political figures' tweets House investigators receive initial documents from top tech companies 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 CruzTrump slams 'very dumb' O'Rourke for proposals on guns, tax exempt status for churches Trump confirms Rick Perry to step down as Energy secretary Overnight Energy: Perry to step down as Energy secretary | Future of big-game hunting council up in the air | Dems lose vote against EPA power plant rule 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 Jean KlobucharOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems advance drug pricing bill | Cases of vaping-related lung illnesses near 1,500 | Juul suspends sales of most e-cigarette flavors 2020 Democrats tell LGBTQ teens they're not alone on Spirit Day 'We lost a giant': 2020 Democrats mourn the death of Elijah Cummings MORE (D-Minn.)told George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosKudlow: 'I don't honestly know' if Trump was joking about China investigating Bidens The Hill's Morning Report - Trump's impeachment woes mount Jordan refuses to say whether Trump asking China for investigation was appropriate 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 SchiffDemocrats want Mulvaney to testify in Trump impeachment probe Republicans seek to delay effort to censure Schiff after Cummings' death Schiff: Mulvaney comments on Ukraine aid have made things 'much, much worse' 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 BidenWarren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it' Trump accuses Biden of 'quid pro quo' hours after Mulvaney remarks Testimony from GOP diplomat complicates Trump defense MORE
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Yang defends $1,000 giveaway contest's legality
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangWarren raised more money from Big Tech employees than other 2020 Democrats: Report Saagar Enjeti praises Yang for bringing threat of automation to forefront at Ohio debate Biden, Warren tied for lead in Iowa poll 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 Anthony BookerFormer public school teacher: Strikes 'wake-up call' for Democratic Party First-generation American launches Senate campaign against Booker 2020 Democrats tell LGBTQ teens they're not alone on Spirit Day 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 DershowitzHow this impeachment will play out Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Dershowitz: 'Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution' MORE told John Catsimatidis in a new interview that the potential criminal charges faced by former FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeBrendan Gleeson lands Trump role in CBS miniseries based on Comey memoir Judge tells DOJ to charge McCabe or drop investigation McCabe says he would 'absolutely not' cut a deal with prosecutors 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 OmarKrystal Ball reacts to Ocasio-Cortez endorsing Sanders: 'Class power over girl power' The Hill's Morning Report - Tempers boil over at the White House Krystal Ball on Sanders debate performance: 'He absolutely hit it out of the park' 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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