One of the most extraordinary moments of Donald Trump’s presidency was an hourlong meeting with U.S. senators in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which he forcefully argued for a litany of gun safety measures that the National Rifle Association had long opposed. Trump’s support for gun control measures — which he unrolled on live television from the White House on Feb. 28, 2018 — astonished lawmakers from both parties. But the next day, NRA officials met with Trump w
The debate over gun control is taking center stage in the Texas governor’s race after 21 people, 19 children and two adults, were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde earlier this week. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke made headlines on Wednesday when he confronted Gov. Greg Abbott (R) at a…
Former President Donald Trump spoke at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association on Friday in Houston, about 300 miles from Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman massacred 21 people, including 19 children, in an elementary school.
As the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, liberals are left wondering what more could have been done to protect it, with some questioning whether it’s easier to get Democrats to fight for a particular constitutional right or policy change than to defend one. Activists are experienced at advocating for policies they…
With the primaries over and Trump nemesis Brad Raffensperger victorious, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is pulling out the stops.
Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn't exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any tightening of gun laws. THE FACTS: Chicago hasn’t had a ban on handguns for over a decade. Big supporters of the NRA, like Cruz, may well know this, given that it was the NRA that sued Chicago over its old handgun ban and argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled the ban unconstitutional in 2010.
The ex-president suffered some humiliation when his candidates lost in the Georgia primaries – but the hard-right strain of Republican politics will survive
Ian Rogers, 46, of Napa faces up to nine years in federal prison after conspiring to attack Democratic targets following Donald Trump's 2020 loss.
At a press conference, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, said the state would consider a slew of new laws — but not necessarily any about guns.
The decision is a win for the Republican-dominated redistricting commission, which passed five straight sets of legislative maps that couldn’t meet constitutional muster.
A federal judge dismissed Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York Atty. Gen. Letitia James, allowing her probe into his business practices to continue.
The Republican minority leader sent an 11-page letter appearing to demand materials from the committee related to his questioning
A former U.S. Army reservist described by prosecutors as a Nazi sympathizer was convicted Friday of storming the U.S. Capitol to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, who worked a security contractor at a Navy base when he joined the pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6, was also convicted of disorderly conduct and other misdemeanors. Hale-Cussanelli took the stand in his defense and claimed he didn't know that Congress met at the Capitol building.
AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, PoolFar-right favorite Kandiss Taylor received just 3.4 percent of the vote in Georgia’s GOP primary for governor on Tuesday, less than one-twentieth of current Gov. Brian Kemp’s 73.7 percent of the vote. But that isn’t stopping Taylor from refusing to concede and claiming the election was “rigged.”Taylor, a Trump loyalist who campaigned with the slogan “Jesus Guns Babies” and promised to “stand up to the Luciferian Cabal,” simply believes it’s impossible that she lost t
Georgia's secretary of state is expected to appear next week before a special grand jury in an investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to meddle in the 2020 election in the state. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has been summoned to appear before the special grand jury Thursday, according to a subpoena obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request. Five other people in his office have received subpoenas to appear in early June and the office has received a subpoena for documents.
Rep. Kurt Schrader, a seven-term centrist Democrat from Oregon, has lost his primary to a progressive challenger, handing a massive win to the party’s left flank.
In West Virginia, the state treasurer has pulled money from BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, because the Wall Street firm has flagged climate change as an economic risk. In Texas, a new law bars the state’s retirement and investment funds from doing business with companies that the state comptroller says are boycotting fossil fuels. Conservative lawmakers in 15 other states are promoting similar legislation. Officials in Utah and Idaho have assailed a major ratings agency for consid
Thousands of gun owners, throngs of protesters and some prominent Republican politicians gathered in Houston for the National Rifle Association's annual
In May Senate primaries, GOP newcomers with ties to former President Donald Trump replaced more establishment Republicans running for Congress.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The administration of President Joe Biden has not made a final decision on student loan cancellation, a White House spokesperson said on Friday, after a news report said it was planning to cancel $10,000 in student debt per borrower. Two of them said the $10,000 debt forgiveness would apply to Americans who earned less than $150,000 in the previous year, or less than $300,000 for married couples filing jointly. White House spokesman Vedant Patel said the report was inaccurate.
WASHINGTON — Four House Republicans, including Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, signaled Thursday that they would not cooperate with subpoenas from the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, posing a dilemma for the panel that could have broad implications for the inquiry and for Congress itself. Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Andy Biggs of Arizona each sent letters to the committee objecting to the investigation before the depositions sched
GOP Rep. Young Kim is running in a new, more conservative Orange County district. Her sudden spending and red-meat messaging to the Republican base reflects the new challenges posed by redistricting.
Playbook co-author Ryan Lizza is in Wyoming this week talking to Victoria Eavis of the Casper Star-Tribune and Joseph McGinley, a Casper physician who led the Natrona County GOP for four years until 2021, and has repeatedly butted heads with a group of Trump-aligned activists.
President Joe Biden will address the graduating classes at the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Delaware over Memorial Day weekend.
“It could give millions a chance to finally buy a house or start their business or help their kids get an education, too.”
“You signed a contract…If you don’t want to deal with the financial pressure of debt, don’t take out the loan.”
“Without action from Biden, Black student debt will hinder his agenda with respect to eliminating racial inequities.”
“Blanket relief could end up routing too much relief to those who do not need it and too little to those who do.”
“Unlike a number of other policy issues, student debt relief doesn’t need to be pushed through a narrowly controlled Congress.”