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NRA chief cites ‘failures’ in school security, mental health system after Parkland shooting

(NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.) -- National Rifle Association vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday just over a week after a deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida ... Read More

Trump-appointed judge who donated to campaign refuses to recuse himself from dossier matter

(WASHINGTON) -- A Trump-appointed federal judge who donated to the Trump campaign and worked on his presidential transition team has rejected requests to recuse himself from overseeing a legal battle involving Fusion GPS, the research firm that commi... Read More

Former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg expected to meet with special counsel team

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Trump campaign staffer Sam Nunberg is expected to meet with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Thursday in Washington, according to a source with knowledge.

Nunberg spoke on the record about the Trump cam... Read More

Arizona senate candidate calls for mental health reforms post-Parkland shooting

(WASHINGTON) -- A Republican candidate running for what will be an open Senate seat in Arizona reiterated the call for mental health reforms over new gun laws in the wake of the latest school shooting in Florida.

"I think that we can look ... Read More

US lawmakers abroad seek to reassure allies despite Trump comments

(WASHINGTON)--  Lawmakers on official overseas trips this congressional recess have made public comments appearing to reassure foreign partners that the U.S. relationship with their countries is not changing for the worse, despite remarks from P... Read More

Trump holds listening session with students on mass shootings

(WASHINGTON) -- Parents and students — including those who were impacted by the deadly mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school — offered emotional stories of their experiences during a “listening session” with President ... Read More

Trump's former bodyguard paid $75,000 by RNC for security consulting

(WASHINGTON) -- A firm run by Keith Schiller, the loyal bodyguard who followed Donald Trump from the boardroom to the Oval Office and then abruptly departed in September, has been added to the payroll of the Republican National Committee, federal cam... Read More

Student survivors of mass shooting say they're disappointed in lawmakers, but vow to keep fighting

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- They were cheered at rallies for their moving stories of survival. They were comforted by politicians who wore ribbons in honor of their dead classmates.

But the students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stonema... Read More

Pressure mounts for Manafort, Gates to strike deal as Special Counsel pace quickens

(WASHINGTON) -- Special Counsel investigators have spurred a flurry of court activity this past week as pressure mounts on two key targets who sources close to the case say are weighing whether to keep fighting the charges or cut deals to cooperate w... Read More

Florida lawmakers face political pressure after Parkland shooting

(NEW YORK) -- A number of Florida politicians are facing public pressure to act after 17 students were killed during a deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last week — blowback that advocates hope could bring... Read More

5 common reasons lawmakers don't change gun laws

(WASHINGTON) -- In the wake of another deadly mass shooting, politicians, victims, and advocates are calling for reforms to America's gun laws - but proposals to expand background checks or ban certain types of guns typically don't get very far.

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Attorney general in hot seat again after new Trump tweet

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is once again going after Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter, demanding to know why the Justice Department has n... Read More

Former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg expected to meet with special counsel team

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Trump campaign staffer Sam Nunberg is expected to meet with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Thursday in Washington, according to a source with knowledge. 

Nunberg spoke on the record about the Trump c... Read More

Pentagon expected to make recommendation on transgender troops this week

(WASHINGTON) -- Defense Secretary James Mattis will make his private recommendation to President Donald Trump this week on how to address military service by transgender individuals.

The deadline was originally Feb. 21, as outlined in an A... Read More