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Major GOP donor steps up effort to change his party's stance on guns

Tuesday  01:11,   20 february 2018
NBC News

GOP donor Al Hoffman Jr. is trying to get "all Republican donors" to join his boycott of candidates who don't support renewing the assault weapons ban.WASHINGTON — A major Republican donor is stepping up his effort to enlist[...]

Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts

Tuesday  00:07,   20 february 2018
CNN

Mueller's interest in Kushner has grown to include his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition , according to people familiar with the inquiry.This is the first indication that[...]

Trump ranks as worst president in poll of scholars

Tuesday  00:07,   20 february 2018
CBS News

A survey of 170 president scholars placed President Trump in last place for overall presidential "greatness"President Trump came in last place in an expert ranking of "presidential greatness," according to the 2018 Presidents & Executive[...]

Trump: Why didn't Obama do something about Russia election interference?

Tuesday  00:07,   20 february 2018
The Hill

President Trump questioned why former President Obama didn't take action on Russian interference in the 2016 election, despite Obama having implemented strict sanctions against the country over the election meddling. "Obama was President up to,[...]

Trump Edges Toward a Conventional Republican Approach, at Least on Policy

Tuesday  00:06,   20 february 2018
The New York Times

For all the ways President Trump has flouted the norms of his office, on policy he comes closer to other modern Republican presidents.WASHINGTON — If they squint hard enough, Republicans looking at President Trump can almost see George W.[...]

Florida House Republican won’t seek reelection

Tuesday  00:06,   20 february 2018
The Hill

"After what will be 10 years in the United States Congress representing the good people of Florida's Heartland, it's time to ‘hang em up’ as my old football coach used to say,” Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) said in a statement.The[...]

Trump backs efforts to bolster FBI gun checks

Monday  22:26,   19 february 2018
Associated Press

<p>President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system as he hunkered down at his private Florida golf course just 40 miles from last week's deadly school shooting.</p>Press[...]

For the weary White House, Florida shooting offered a ‘reprieve’ from scandals

Monday  22:25,   19 february 2018
MSN

In aftermath of Florida shooting, Trump and his aides have escaped questions about a series of controversies. But the mayhem could return this week in Washington.Domestic abuse allegations against a senior aide were ignored, pointing to a potential[...]

Congress punts fight over Dreamers to March

Monday  20:26,   19 february 2018
The Hill

Congress is poised to kick a heated immigration fight into overtime, with no clear path forward. With the Senate rejecting four proposals-including President Trump's preferred plan and a key bipartisan deal-and no viable back up plan in-sight,[...]

Parkland survivors rip politicians' 'pathetic' responses

Monday  20:26,   19 february 2018
CNN

Two survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre spoke out against political reactions to the shooting.Emma Gonzalez, whose speech in favor of gun control went viral four days after 17 people were killed by a former student at Marjory[...]

2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states

Monday  20:01,   19 february 2018
The Hill

Democrats with an eye on challenging President Trump in 2020 are already making travel plans that could position themselves for a potential bid. Load Error Progressive favorite Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sparked the latest round of intrigue[...]

Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

Monday  20:01,   19 february 2018
Associated Press

President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of[...]

Trump hits golf course 3 days after visiting shooting victims

Monday  20:01,   19 february 2018
The Hill

President Trump hit the golf course on Monday, three days after visiting people affected by the deadly school shooting in nearby Parkland, Fla. The president arrived at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach shortly after 9 a.m.Trump[...]

Steve Bannon could go to jail if he won’t talk to Congress about Russia

Monday  17:05,   19 february 2018
Vox.com

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has been refusing to answer lawmakers’ questions about the Trump-Russia investigation — and they’re so tired of it that they’re considering holding him in contempt of Congress. Load Error The House[...]

Dems don't plan to put more money into heated Pa. race

Monday  16:36,   19 february 2018
The Hill

National Democrats aren't committing to pour additional resources into a closely watched Pennsylvania special election, even though the latest poll shows the party within striking distance. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)[...]