Young shooting survivors stepped from school into gun debate

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week's shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation's gun debate.

Rather than retreating back into their ...

Judge orders ex-Pilot Flying J president on house arrest

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A judge says the ex-president of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain must wear an electronic monitoring device and be placed on house arrest while he awaits sentencing on his conspiracy and fraud conviction.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton on ...

The Latest: Senate President wants arrested senator to quit

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Latest on the arrest of a Rhode island state senator charges of video voyeurism and extortion (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

Rhode Island's Senate president is calling on a lawmaker to resign after he was arrested on charges of video voyeurism and extortion.

Democratic Senate ...

White House devises new guidelines for security background checks

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly announced an overhaul Friday of the government's system for managing security-clearance investigations, after the embarrassing case of a top aide to President Trump who kept working amid domestic-abuse allegations.

In a five-page memo, Mr. Kelly acknowledged mistakes and put the responsibility on ...

MSU Trustees chair says panel humbled by no-confidence vote

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A no-confidence vote in the Michigan State University Board of Trustees by the Faculty Senate in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal is "humbling," the chairman of the trustees said Friday at its first public meeting since the vote.

The Faculty Senate ...

RNC Spokeswoman: Indictments Unravel Dem’s Collusion Theory

Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany touted that Friday's indictment of 13 Russians - and no Americans - on election meddling charges "marks the day that the Democrats' Russia collusion conspiracy theory unraveled.""What we learned is astonishing,"...

Trump says Russian indictments prove ‘no collusion’ with his campaign

President Trump said Friday that the indictments against 13 Russians for interfering in the 2016 presidential election show that his campaign didn't collude with Moscow, and that he beat Hillary Clinton fair and square.

"Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for ...

Trump Budget Asking for $120M to Develop Hypersonic Missiles

The United States, having fallen behind China and Russia in hypersonic missile technology, is requesting $120 million in President Donald Trump's 2019 budget to develop a missile which can strike anywhere in the world at speeds of 3,800 mph, according to the Daily Mail....

Dem Senator Trolls Trump After Rosenstein Unveils Russia Indictments

The senior senator from Hawaii threw a Twitter jab at President Donald Trump Friday after several Russians were indicted on interfering with the 2016 U.S. election.Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, had this to say regarding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's announcement...

The Deadly Status Quo

Andrew Rotterham, U.S. News & World Report
The school massacre in Florida is horrifying. Seventeen families grieving children they sent off to school as if on any other day. Other families facing all manner of trauma. And again, the hope that maybe this will be the one that changes politics and policies.

Elizabeth Warren Just Went Native

Daniel Flynn, The American Spectator
Elizabeth Warren looks like the love-child of Tilda Swinton and Edgar Winter. She talks like Ward Churchill, Iron Eyes Cody, and so many others who hail from the Cigar Store Indian Tribe.

Trump and Republicans Will Own the Immigration Disaster

Greg Sargent, Wash Post
The defeat in the Senate of four different bills to protect the “dreamers” is a very serious setback, but it does not end the dispute over their fate. Far from it: This only ushers in a new phase in the battle.Because of that, what has happened so far has hidden value: It has illustrated the true battle lines in the broader argument over immigration with a level of clarity that was perhaps previously missing. Here they are:

The Latest: Misconduct probe of California senator concludes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations in the California Legislature (all times local):

12 p.m.

A California senator accused of sexual misconduct will learn next week whether he'll face formal disciplinary proceedings.

A team of lawyers has finished its investigation of Sen. Tony Mendoza, and the ...

A look at what’s still alive, likely dead at the Capitol

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington lawmakers are more than halfway through this year's 60-day legislative session and have been rapidly moving bills out of the Senate and House ahead of unveiling their supplemental budget proposals.

A revenue forecast on Thursday was good news for lawmakers, projecting that they have a ...