Terror

Nelson Wants FBI to Know if Terror Suspects Try to Buy Guns
Legislation would include suspects and others questioned in NICS database

Nelson said, "having a system in place that alerts the FBI if someone they once investigated is suddenly trying to purchase multiple assault weapons is just common sense." (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson wants federal law enforcement to log terrorism investigations in a background check database.  

Echoing what he told reporters Monday after returning to the Capitol from the scene of the terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Nelson has now filed legislation that would include in the NICS database terror suspects and other individuals interviewed by the FBI in such cases.  

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Democrats to Obama: Don't Trust Putin on ISIS

Obama and Putin exchanged a much-analyzed handshake in September at the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images File Photo)

Several House Democrats want President Barack Obama to reject Moscow’s overtures on fighting ISIS, arguing Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot be trusted.  

But whether to work more closely with Russia on striking Islamic State targets in Syria is among the most pressing issues that experts expect to top the agenda Tuesday when Obama huddles at the White House with French French President Francois Hollande.