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Bernie blames Hillary for allowing Russian interference

Bernie Sanders on Wednesday blamed Hillary Clinton for not doing more to stop the Russian attack on the last presidential election. Then his 2016 campaign ...

Twitter purges accounts, and conservatives cry foul

Twitter has pruned more suspected trolls and fake accounts from its platform, prompting several of its most outspoken conservative users to complain Wednesday that they ...

Amid student anger, Trump hosts live White House special on gun violence

President Donald Trump has spent a week grappling with the school shooting that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida, and Wednesday, he finally found his ...

Rubio shifts on guns during tense forum

The mass shootings in Newtown, Orlando, Las Vegas and even Fort Lauderdale didn’t get Sen. Marco Rubio to seriously reconsider his position on guns. But ...

Florida's moment on guns

MIAMI — In America’s national debate over guns, Florida is having a moment. From the grieving students swarming Tallahassee Wednesday to the public grilling of ...

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

WASHINGTON (AP) – Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of ...

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed ...

Florida students pushing for gun regulations face pushback

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The students who swarmed Florida’s state capitol in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre want the Legislature to ...

For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents

WASHINGTON (AP) – He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in – and deeply hurt by – Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance ...

House to vote on bill to allow guns on college campuses

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Pistols and revolvers would be allowed on the campuses of New Hampshire’s public colleges, universities and community colleges under a bill ...

Trump scrambles to respond to school massacre

After almost a week of relative silence on guns after the deadly Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump moved to take action on gun violence ...

Republican challenge to Pennsylvania map likely to fail

President Donald Trump wants Pennsylvania Republicans to fight the implementation of a court-drawn congressional map that threatens a half-dozen GOP-held seats this November, but most ...

How the House Intel Committee Broke Bad

One committee’s leaders snipe at each other behind closed doors and trash each other openly on television. The other committee’s leaders pride themselves on mutual ...

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to ...

Shulkin says he has White House backing to purge VA

The White House has given Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin the green light to quash an internal rebellion among conservative foes of his leadership, he ...

Trump directs DOJ to craft ban on 'bump stocks' as shooting response evolves

The White House on Tuesday left the door open to supporting a ban on assault rifles and directed the Justice Department to craft regulations to ...

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) – Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the ...

Trump says more must be done to protect children

WASHINGTON (AP) – As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban ...

Australia resettles Cambodian activist's family as refugees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia continued to work effectively with Cambodia, an Australian minister said on Wednesday after news that a murdered Cambodian political activist’s ...

Obama, Democrats set sights on flipping statehouses

Long relegated to dimly-lit back rooms of statehouses, Democrats are convinced they can make the decennial process of congressional map-drawing a major issue in this ...

Complaint filed against Idaho senator who yelled at students

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill ...

Conservatives urge Trump to grant pardons in Russia probe

After months of criticizing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, President Donald Trump’s supporters are issuing increasingly bold calls for presidential pardons to limit the ...

Serena Williams champions issues on _ and off _ tennis court

Moments after Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title, she proudly raised her fist in a black power salute. It caused a bit of frenzy ...

Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background ...

Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) – A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to ...

Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows return

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – Amer Othman’s life turned upside down in an instant. The Ohio entrepreneur, who came to the United States 38 years ago ...

Confessions of a Russiagate Skeptic

If, like me, you’ve been following every twist and turn of the Russia investigations, you’ve probably wrestled with the same question that has been gnawing ...

Trump attacks everyone but Russia

President Donald Trump railed against the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election Saturday night into Sunday, sending off a stream of tweets attacking ...

What’s Missing From the Gun Debate

In March 1999, President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno called a meeting of representatives of several federal agencies to discuss what to do ...

‘Spin the bottle’ and a kegerator: #MeToo movement lawmaker faces new sexual misconduct allegations

SAN FRANCISCO — New misconduct allegations have been leveled against California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia — the high-profile #MeToo movement activist under investigation herself for alleged ...

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