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Pence calls Graham 'one of the greatest Americans'

Wednesday  17:20,   21 february 2018

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen sent condolences Wednesday to the family of famed evangelist Billy Graham, who died at the age of 99. "Karen and I were saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Americans of the 20th[...]

Spotlight on House After Senate Failure to Pass DACA Fix

Wednesday  16:36,   21 february 2018
Roll Call

The Senate’s failure to advance immigration legislation last week took some pressure off House Republican leaders whose members wanted to ensure their chamber would offer a conservative counterproposal rather than just accept whatever the Senate[...]

Trump’s Republican Critics Find a Sudden Need for His Support

Wednesday  15:12,   21 february 2018
The New York Times

Their hopes for a détente with Mr. Trump, who effectively staged a hostile takeover of a party he joined only in 2012, reflect the realization that rank-and-file Republicans have come to embrace the president. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Wednesday  13:37,   21 february 2018
Associated Press

Donald Trump Jr. said Wednesday any talk that his family is profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a highlyThe eldest son of President Donald Trump is in India to meet the promoters and buyers of Trump[...]

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

Wednesday  13:37,   21 february 2018
Associated Press

Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting. "Let's do something for them!" one man yelled at the beginning of Republican Rep. Mike Coffman's town[...]

Florida House refuses to debate guns, but declares porn dangerous

Wednesday  12:35,   21 february 2018

“Do you believe that identifying porn as a public health risk is more important than identifying gun violence as a public health violence?” one senator asked.The House chose not to consider the bill that would lead to stricter gun[...]

Internet Denounces Dinesh D'Souza Over Vile Tweets On Florida Shooting Survivors

Wednesday  10:10,   21 february 2018
International Business Times

The Conservative Political Action Conference termed Dinesh D’Souza’s tweets about the Florida shooting "indefensible," and confirmed he will not speak at their annual event.When Florida lawmakers voted down a ban on assault weapons less[...]

Model, first lady: Melania Trump conspicuously absent from magazine covers

Wednesday  09:52,   21 february 2018
NBC News

There's a clear reluctance among editors to put themselves in the cross-hairs of the culture wars by featuring Melania, but it's not clear they could even if they wanted to.From British GQ to US Vogue, Melania Trump appeared on many magazine [...]

A Trump tweet echoed RT and Breitbart criticisms of the FBI’s Russia distraction

Wednesday  08:34,   21 february 2018

The anatomy of a Trump tweet. In a span of four days, a controversial former police chief’s theory linking the FBI’s Russia investigation and the Florida school shooting made its way to the president of the United States ’ Twitter account, where he[...]

Rubio faces backlash from students, gun control advocates after shooting

Wednesday  05:55,   21 february 2018

Rubio drew special attention when he said the 2016 Orlando shooting was a life-altering event and then ran for reelection. His Senate record on guns has drawn scrutiny.Twenty months passed. Then, it happened again. Another mass[...]

Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues

Wednesday  05:10,   21 february 2018
The New York Times

Jared Kushner, frustrated about the issue and concerned that Mr. Kelly has targeted him personally with the directive, has told colleagues that he is reluctant to give up his high-level access.Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior[...]

Trump calls for strengthening background checks in wake of Fla. shooting

Wednesday  04:45,   21 february 2018
The Hill

President Trump on Tuesday appeared to suggest lawmakers should turn their focus to strengthening background checks for gun purchases in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school last week. "Whether we are Republican or[...]

Trump’s ‘tougher on Russia’ claim fits a pattern of striving to one-up Obama

Wednesday  03:20,   21 february 2018

The 45th president frequently tries to outdo the 44th, even when facts get in the way.In private and in public, while devising policies and while crafting messages, Trump frequently draws flattering comparisons with his predecessor — and he does not [...]

Psychiatrist who briefed lawmakers: I'm reporting Trump as a 'dangerous' threat

Wednesday  03:20,   21 february 2018
The Hill

The Yale psychiatrist who briefed lawmakers about President Trump's mental health has penned an op-ed reporting him as a "dangerous leader." Dr. Bandy X. Lee did so after Trump called for people to report threats in the wake of the[...]

Toomey to introduce bill broadening background checks for firearms

Wednesday  03:20,   21 february 2018
The Hill

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is planning to introduce legislation that expands background checks for firearm purchases, according to The Washington Post.The senator - who, along with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), led an effort in 2013 to impose tougher[...]