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 KavanaughHouse, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law Justices appear cautious of expanding gun rights in NY case Thanks to President Trump, major tests loom for Chief Justice Roberts 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 ConwayOvernight Health Care: House to vote next week on drug prices bill | Conway says Trump trying to find 'balance' on youth vaping | US spent trillion on hospitals in 2018 White House adopts confident tone after Pelosi signals go on impeachment Conway: Trump trying to find 'balance' on youth vaping issue MORE on Sunday defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments 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'RourkeButtigieg picks up third congressional endorsement from New York lawmaker Klobuchar hires staff in Nevada Deval Patrick enters 2020 race 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 ButtigiegCastro hits fundraising threshold for December debate On The Money: Congress races to beat deadline on shutdown | Trump asks Supreme Court to shield financial records from House Democrats | House passes bill to explicitly ban insider trading NYT editorial board calls on Buttigieg to disclose details of work at consulting firm 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 CicillinePelosi to Democrats: 'Are you ready?' Pelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers Democrats set to open new chapter in impeachment 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 CruzTrade deal talks expand as Congress debates tech legal shield Sanders meets with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Cruz knocks Chick-fil-A over past donation: It has 'lost its way' 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 KlobucharCastro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Klobuchar lauds power of free press in post about her father The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi says House will move forward with impeachment MORE (D-Minn.)told George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosImpeachment can't wait Biden reverses, says marijuana isn't a gateway drug Democrats look to next steps in impeachment 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 SchiffWhite House adopts confident tone after Pelosi signals go on impeachment Democrats could introduce articles of impeachment next week The shifting impeachment positions of Jonathan Turley 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 BidenTrump to hold campaign rally in Michigan Castro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Buttigieg draws fresh scrutiny, attacks in sprint to Iowa MORE
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Yang defends $1,000 giveaway contest's legality
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangCastro hits fundraising threshold for December debate The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi says House will move forward with impeachment Booker: Primary voters 'being denied' their candidates of choice 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 BookerCastro hits fundraising threshold for December debate The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi says House will move forward with impeachment Booker: Primary voters 'being denied' their candidates of choice 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 Dershowitz'Presidents are not kings' — but neither is Congress above the law Sunday shows — New impeachment phase dominates Alan Dershowitz: Congress is trying to 'create crimes out of nothing' MORE told John Catsimatidis in a new interview that the potential criminal charges faced by former FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeDOJ watchdog expected to say FBI erred, but absolve top leaders of anti-Trump bias: report CNN's McCabe restricted from talking about DOJ IG report The curious timeline for taking down Trump 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 OmarAl Green calls for including Trump's 'racism' in impeachment articles Republicans disavow GOP candidate who said 'we should hang' Omar Hillicon Valley: Trump officials propose retaliatory tariffs over French digital tax | FBI classifies FaceApp as threat | Twitter revamps policies to comply with privacy laws | Zuckerberg defends political ads policy 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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