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Date: Wed Jun 26 12:01:48 MDT 2013
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All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington, but this effort is not over''-- President Obama in the Rose Garden denouncing the bipartisan Senate vote to block expanded background checks for firearms purchases.An angry President Obama vented his frustrations with Congress after several of his fellow Democrats helped block gun-control legislation in the Senate. Denouncing the lies of his political opponents and calling the day shameful, Obama vowed to fight on.But there seems to be little fear of Obamas anger.The president promised that he would mobilize his supporters to push his agenda, defy history to make midterm election gains and thereby avoid lame-duck status. But its apparent that many of his fellow Democrats either dont think he is serious or dont believe he can make it stick.Theres reason for them to disbelieve.Obamas strategy of battering Republicans with a series of painful votes to make midterm gains for his party depends on getting Democrats to take politically risky stances. If Obama cannot threaten or entice Democrats to vote his way, though, the plan cannot work.As the vote on gun control approached, Obama did hit the campaign trail as promised to speak in support. But it was a muted measure. Obama didnt visit the home states of Democratic holdouts or use his online network to hold major rallies or organize his community to knock on doors.After the first test of Obamas new model, he has nothing to show. Had GUATEMALA CITY Judges presiding over the landmark genocide trial of a former dictator have asked the Constitutional Court to decide if it should continue.Tribunal president Yasmin Barrios says judges overseeing the trial won't accept another judge's ruling that the case should start over, at a point before charges were filed against Efrain Rios Montt. The Constitutional Court has 10 days to rule on the dispute.The trial had been nearing closing arguments and U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said Friday that the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is concerned over the suspensin.Nesirky says it "is a blow to the numerous victims of the atrocities committed during Guatemala's civil war."Rios Montt is accused in the killing of 1,771 indigenous people after taking power in a 1982 coup.