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Donald Trump still against assault weapon ban

Donald Trump still against assault weapon ban

President Trump remains opposed to an assault weapon ban as he considers steps to prevent gun violence in schools, the White House said Thursday. White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah noted Mr.
Donald Trump threatens to pull U.S. immigration agents out of California due to 'sanctuary' status

Donald Trump threatens to pull U.S. immigration agents out of California due to 'sanctuary' status

President Trump voiced frustration Thursday with California's status as a statewide sanctuary for illegal immigrants, including gang members, and said he's considering pulling federal immigration
Andy Biggs, lone House member, gets top score on Club for Growth's annual economic scorecard

Andy Biggs, lone House member, gets top score on Club for Growth's annual economic scorecard

Only one House member received top rankings on the Club for Growth's annual scorecard out Thursday. Rep. Andy Biggs, Arizona Republican, was the only member to receive 100 percent rating while 29
House panel pledges to make opioids its 'top priority'

House panel pledges to make opioids its 'top priority'

The House Energy and Commerce Committee plans to make the opioids fight its "top priority" over the next three months, with Republican leaders urging the chamber to pass legislation by Memorial Day
Mike Pence at CPAC: 2017 was 'most consequential year' ever for conservative movement

Mike Pence at CPAC: 2017 was 'most consequential year' ever for conservative movement

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday told a ballroom full of grassroots activists that they helped make 2017 the most consequential year ever for the conservative movement, and said he and President
Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO, at CPAC calls for more armed security in schools

Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO, at CPAC calls for more armed security in schools

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, on Thursday called for more trained armed security personnel in schools in the wake of the recent Florida shooting.
Ted Deutch skeptical Marco Rubio will be a 'partner' on gun legislation

Ted Deutch skeptical Marco Rubio will be a 'partner' on gun legislation

Rep. Ted Deutch said Thursday that he's skeptical Sen. Marco Rubio has really changed his position on guns. "I'm glad he's rethinking. I hope he finishes rethinking by the time he gets back to
Kellyanne Conway: Donald Trump will act on gun legislation

Kellyanne Conway: Donald Trump will act on gun legislation

Kellyanne Conway said Thursday that gun legislation will not change "overnight," but President Trump plans to act on the issue. "These solutions will not happen overnight, but I can assure you that
Donald Trump's gun plan: Shore up background checks, raise requirement age, end bump stocks

Donald Trump's gun plan: Shore up background checks, raise requirement age, end bump stocks

President Trump on Thursday revealed his plan to address gun violence in schools, putting an emphasis on mental health, background checks, raising the requirement age to own a firearm and ending bump
Todd Rokita: Congress didn't make 'hard choices' in spending bill

Todd Rokita: Congress didn't make 'hard choices' in spending bill

Rep. Todd Rokita said Thursday that even though he did not support the Republican spending plan, he doesn't blame President Trump for signing it. "What Congress didn't do, what politicians don't do,
Shooting town hall: Marco Rubio on the defensive on gun control

Shooting town hall: Marco Rubio on the defensive on gun control

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage
Tea party in Donald Trump's shadow at CPAC 2018

Tea party in Donald Trump's shadow at CPAC 2018

When then-House Republican leader John A. Boehner appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2010, he delivered a deep embrace to the emerging tea party movement, declaring its
Youth demanding to be heard in U.S. political discourse

Youth demanding to be heard in U.S. political discourse

The rallying cry among politicians for years has been to do it for the children. Now those children are embracing their political power first-hand. From guns to immigration, the country's youths are
Devin Nunes memo response shows FBI commitment to protecting image

Devin Nunes memo response shows FBI commitment to protecting image

At the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, a guidance drummed into the heads of new agents is, "Don't do anything to embarrass the bureau." Former agents say it is an appropriate lesson to maintain the
Donald Trump meets with parents, students impacted by school shootings

Donald Trump meets with parents, students impacted by school shootings

President Trump expressed support for arming teachers Wednesday during an emotional meeting at the White House with teenagers who survived last week's massacre at a Florida high school, while
Official in Obama's Interior Dept funneled thousands of dollars in grant money to family: Watchdog

Official in Obama's Interior Dept funneled thousands of dollars in grant money to family: Watchdog

A top official in the Obama administration's Interior Department helped facilitate payments of thousands of dollars in federal money to a family member, the department's inspector general said in a
GOP candidates spar over spending deal in Indiana Senate race

GOP candidates spar over spending deal in Indiana Senate race

The candidates running for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate in Indiana clashed Tuesday over whether it was necessary to pass a two-year bipartisan spending deal that increased spending by $300
Diane Black, campaigning for Tenn. governor, releases opioid strategy

Diane Black, campaigning for Tenn. governor, releases opioid strategy

Hoping to stand out in a crowded field for Tennessee governor, Rep. Diane Black released a comprehensive blueprint Wednesday for tackling the opioid crisis, making her the latest 2018 candidate to
Adam Schiff says Democratic memo likely to be released this week

Adam Schiff says Democratic memo likely to be released this week

Rep. Adam B. Schiff expects the Democratic memo concerning alleged abuses in the federal surveillance system will be released this week, the San Francisco Chronicle reported late Tuesday. "We are
Dannel Malloy: Lawmakers who allow gun show loophole have 'blood on your hands'

Dannel Malloy: Lawmakers who allow gun show loophole have 'blood on your hands'

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday that lawmakers who don't pass stricter laws on gun show sales "have blood on your hands." Sellers at gun shows are not required to conduct a background