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Shooting survivors, parents deliver emotional pleas to Trump

Updated on  February 21, 2018 at 1:12 pm
Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump today to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Read More

Trump says more must be done to protect children

Updated on  February 21, 2018 at 6:29 am
As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. Read More

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm
President Donald Trump said today that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. Read More

Attorney admits he lied to Mueller’s federal agents

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 11:31 am
An attorney linked to a former Trump campaign official admitted today he lied to federal investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller. Read More

Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children could not come with him because they were now adults. Read More

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

Updated on  February 19, 2018 at 10:25 am
From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases today while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons. Read More

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

Updated on  February 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm
As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack. Read More

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Read More

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 9:34 am
Mitt Romney’s extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. Read More

Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 12:57 am
In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has charged 13 Russians with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. Read More

Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 2:13 pm
Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly today ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration “must do better” in how it handles security clearances. Read More

Trump meets school shooting victims during visit to Florida

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 6:26 pm
President Donald Trump came face-to-face today with hospitalized victims of the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring “the job they’ve done is incredible.” Read More

Magazine obtains ex-Playmate’s account of Trump affair

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 2:28 pm
President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year beginning in 2006, showing the woman his wife’s bedroom in Trump Tower and bringing her to his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the woman’s eight-page, handwritten account of the relationship obtained by The New Yorker magazine. Read More

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 6:18 pm
In a historic indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians today of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. Read More

Romney makes it official: He’s running for Utah Senate seat

Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 7:45 pm
Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt today by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington. Read More

2 firms paid $50 million by Trump inaugural committee

Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 11:12 am
The committee had raised nearly $107 million for the lavish event, an unprecedented inaugural price tag nearly twice that of President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Read More

Mueller interrogates Bannon in Russia investigation

Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 2:07 pm
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was interrogated over two days this week by investigators for special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a person familiar with the process. Read More