Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday said she will introduce legislation to ban bump stocks in the District following renewed discussion about gun reform after a gunman opened fire at a high school in Florida on Feb. 14, killing 17. “Americans are demanding common-sense action, and as leaders, we must listen and act. Bump
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An elusive fix for an Obama-era program that protects young illegal immigrants brought to the country as children could end up in next month’s massive government funding bill, GOP senators predict. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Monday that including a short-term deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in the funding legislation was one
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Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the House Majority Whip shot last year by a man who was reportedly distraught over President Donald Trump’s election, met Monday with the survivors from the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school, The Hill reports. Scalise told TMZ before his flight he was looking forward to the visit. “I appreciate
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President Donald Trump’s finances won’t be rifled through by congressional committees investigating ties between Russia and members of Trump’s campaign during the 2016 presidential election, six Republican leaders of key committees told CNN. Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have requested subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, a major lender to Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and
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Every year, we see renewed efforts to push states to adopt Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. Virginia drew national attention this year when its House of Delegates signaled that it was warming to an expansion. Many thought the tide had shifted. But cooler minds prevailed in the Senate, hopefully keeping Virginia from making a huge mistake. As originally designed,
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On Monday morning, the Supreme Court heard arguments in one of the most anticipated cases of the year, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. This case involves forcing public employees who opt out of union membership to pay a fee for the “fair share” of costs associated with collective
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Two Democratic lawmakers formally introduced an assault weapons ban in the House on Monday, The Hill reports. But the bill from Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Ted Deutch, D-Fla., is likely to face strong opposition from Republicans and President Donald Trump, and a well-financed lobbying effort from the National Rifle Association. The Hill quoted a
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The White House said Monday there are several options still on the table regarding enacting stricter gun laws, despite the NRA pushing back on some of the ideas being discussed. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders briefed reporters and addressed the issue that’s dominated the headlines since a gunman walked into a Florida high school and
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Georgia’s Republican Lt. Governor, Casey Cagle, said Monday he will ground any tax legislation that helps Delta Airlines because the company stopped giving discounts to members of the National Rifle Association, as The Hill reported. I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship
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A dossier compiled against President Donald Trump was not a small part of the evidence used to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, Rep. John Ratcliffe, who has seen the FISA applications, said Monday. “I’m one of the few folks that have seen not just both memos
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Making the National Rifle Association the boogeyman of the argument over gun control does not help get anyone closer to finding solutions, Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., told CNN’s “New Day” on Monday. Taylor, who has an “A” rating from the organization, said he is not a member of the NRA, but many of his constituents are.
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President Donald Trump wants safety and security for the nation’s school children, but he does support the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Monday. “Legislation can’t just feel good,” Gidley told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “Legislation has to do good . . . the time for talk
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi read a lot into the Supreme Court’s Monday decision on DACA, saying its refusal to hear the president’s appeal means ending the program was “not only legally questionable, but also unjust and cruel.” The Trump administration asked the High Court to fast-track its appeal of two federal injunctions against ending
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The Vienna Philharmonic is in the United States this month, performing in New York and Florida under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. As a New Yorker who attends concerts on a regular basis, I never miss a chance to hear the orchestra’s performances at Carnegie Hall. Two years ago I even had the opportunity to
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Democrats have far more support than Republicans on the latest generic congressional ballot from CNN. SSRS, a survey and market research firm, conducted the poll on CNN’s behalf, asking just over 900 registered voters which party’s candidate they would support in their congressional district. 54 percent said a Democrat 38 percent said a Republican
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