Some Tennessee GOP leaders back Trump’s gun control push

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Some Tennessee Senate leaders say they support President Donald Trump's push to ban bump stocks and bar those under 21 from buying semi-automatic rifles, and they want similar proposals discussed at the state level. But support from House Republican leadership was more tepid.

Senate Speaker Randy ...

Trump Just Delivered A Speech Transporting Us All Back To 2016

The president broke out his greatest campaign hits and audience members chanted, “Lock her up” at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The Rolling Stones played him off.

President Trump on Friday gave a speech at CPAC, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

President Trump on Friday gave a speech at CPAC, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

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And a lot of it seemed very... how would you say... familiar.

And a lot of it seemed very... how would you say... familiar.

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Like circa-2016 presidential campaign familiar, when Trump would go off-script, unpredictably ramble and riff at his campaign rallies.

Like circa-2016 presidential campaign familiar, when Trump would go off-script, unpredictably ramble and riff at his campaign rallies.

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On Friday, Trump entered to Lee Greenwood's "Proud To Be An American."

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Group seeks investigation into Zinke’s ties to gun company

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A political watchdog organization says U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appears to have violated a conflict of interest law by meeting with executives of a Montana firearms company in which he holds stock.

The Campaign Legal Center on Friday asked the Interior Department's Inspector General to ...

Kelli Ward: Defunding sanctuary cities should be considered

U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward said Friday that defunding sanctuary cities should be considered.

"I think we have to defund those sanctuary cities so that they actually get the message and they change their ways and they start following U.S. law," the Arizona Republican said on Fox News.

Ms. Ward ...

Trump says Kerry was ‘worst negotiator ever’ in Iran deal

Former Secretary of State John Kerry hasn't ruled out challenging President Trump in 2020, and the president reminded a conservative audience Friday what he thinks of the Massachusetts Democrat.

"Kerry may be the worst negotiator I've ever seen," Mr. Trump said at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

The president ...

The Latest: Prosecutors want Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.3M

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on Martin Shkreli's court appearance Friday (all times local):

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The federal government says "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) is on the hook for more than $7 million for his securities fraud conviction.

Shkreli appeared in a New York court on Friday for ...

Indicted Arkansas lobbyist to be transferred to Missouri

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An indicted lobbyist in Arkansas has agreed to be transferred to Missouri, where he faces federal charges of conspiracy and accepting bribes.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the indictment was released Thursday for Milton Russell Cranford of Bentonville.

The indictment says that nonprofit Preferred ...

NRA Not OK With Raising Gun Age Limits

The NRA on Friday said it is not on board with raising the age limit on purchasing semi-automatic weapons despite President Donald Trump's assertions that the powerful lobby would back him on that.

Governors push for bipartisan middle ground on health care

Congress should restore contested Obamacare payments but let the states and private sector innovate to drive down costs, a trio of governors said Friday, stepping into the policy void left by a Congress deadlocked over fixing Obamacare.

Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and ...

2 races could decide control of NY Senate, Democratic agenda

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Two special legislative elections this spring in Westchester County and the Bronx could decide the fate of several proposals to take on gun control, climate change and campaign finance.

Currently, Republicans control the state Senate, thanks to a long-standing feud within the Democratic Party. But mainline ...

Delaware governor wants ban on assault-type rifles

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Democratic Gov. John Carney is calling on Delaware lawmakers to ban the sale of assault-style rifles.

Carney said in a statement Friday that his administration will work with lawmakers to craft legislation prohibiting the sale of such firearms.

Carney says military-style weapons can be used to ...

Trump at CPAC: 2nd Amendment, tax cuts at risk if Dems take power

President Trump, in a fiery and freewheeling speech to conservative activists on Friday, implored his base to get off their “ass” and “clobber” Democrats in upcoming elections so they won’t try to repeal the Second Amendment, undo recent tax cuts and install liberal judges.