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After Florida massacre, NJ lawmakers look to bar state pension funds from investing in gun makers

New Jersey legislators said they plan to introduce bills to bar state pension funds from investing in gun manufacturers.

Pence warns conservatives: Pelosi and 'motivated' Democrats could take back Congress

"It would be a disaster for our cause if Nancy Pelosi became speaker," Pence said at the CPAC conference.

Reverend Billy Graham to lie in honor at US Capitol

Graham died Wednesday in his sleep at his North Carolina home. He was 99.

Florida eye doctor linked to Sen. Bob Menendez gets 17 years for Medicare fraud

Prosecutors say Dr. Salomon Melgen was the nation's highest-paid Medicare provider for five straight years.

Trump campaign official Gates to have sealed hearing on lawyers' bid to withdraw in Mueller probe

There has been speculation that Gates would soon plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's case.

Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

Pennsylvania Republicans' petition to stop a new congressional map is now in the hands of the nation's highest court.

Armed teachers, background checks and age limits: Read Trump's ideas to stop school shootings

Trump called for modest gun control following the shooting massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school last week.

Trump tweets support for arming teachers, saying it would prevent massacres: 'Problem solved'

President Trump again shows support for arming some teachers and school staff members as an answer to school shootings.

Trump’s economic vision ignores immigrants, but it will need their labor

The immigration proposal favored by Trump would shrink the labor supply and the economy's long-term growth potential.

Furious parent to Sen. Rubio: Gun control comments by you and your president 'have been pathetically weak'

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive by angry students, teachers, and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures.

Australian prime minister to bring up China, Trans-Pacific trade deal during Trump talks

China and the Trans-Pacific trade pact will be on the agenda when both leaders meet, an Australian official said.

Top US Treasury official slams China's 'non-market behavior'

A top U.S. Treasury diplomat accused Beijing of "non-market behavior".

US is looking at potential new sanctions against Russia

US is considering new sanctions against Russia in response to election meddling and a cyber attack last year.

House Republican oversight chair seeks EPA chief's travel details

Gowdy questioned a statement made by an EPA spokesman that Pruitt had a "blanket waiver" enabling him to fly first class, which he later amended.

Trump shows support for arming teachers to prevent school shootings

President Donald Trump spoke with survivors of school shootings at the White House on Wednesday.

Trump's pick to head Indian Health Services drops out amid controversy over resume and finances

Robert Weaver's claims of management experience at a Missouri hospital have been questioned.

Trump's economic advisers throw cold water on his proposal to raise gas tax

President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers warned that taxing gas to pay for roads is an "imperfect" system.

Trump's top economic advisor sees 3 percent GDP growth, with debt increasing near term

President Donald Trump's economic advisor Kevin Hassett says the economy has returned to a 3 percent growth rate.

Trump's former bodyguard makes $15,000 a month from a GOP 'slush fund'

Keith Schiller left the White House last fall and started a lucrative consulting job with the Republicans' 2020 convention.

Manafort and Gates are reportedly facing new charges in Mueller probe's money laundering case

Special counsel Robert Mueller told the court on Friday that new criminal conduct was discovered in the case.