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Background checks face significant hurdles, but lawmakers working to get a deal.
In Senate recess, Bloomberg and other Mayors Against Illegal Guns run ads on background checks.
Republicans and Democrats oppose bills to give Obama more flexibility on sequester.
Data on contributions to "super committee" is a reminder of the gulf between campaign giving and campaign spending.
There's some hope for compromise among "super committee" picks.
When dealing with the debt deal's super committee, the GOP must hold onto its principles.
Republicans united behind Sen. Mitch McConnell and the Cut, Cap and Balance Act could lead to victory on the deficit.
The drive to default.
Chief White House economist warns Congress must increase federal debt limit or economy will get worse.
The Pennsylvania Republican will join the Senate in January.