Delta tax break at stake in spat with Georgia GOP over NRA

ATLANTA (AP) - A tax break that would save Delta Air Lines millions of dollars on jet fuel purchases appeared to be sailing through the Georgia legislature without much opposition - until the airline cut business ties with the National Rifle Association.

Now one of Georgia's largest private employers is ...

Students wary, hopeful, on return to site of school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The walkway leading onto the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is lined with flowers and photographs, memorials to the 17 students and teachers killed in a Valentine's Day massacre that forever altered their lives and thrust them into the center of the nation's gun ...

Parkland student: CNN gave me ‘scripted’ questions on guns

Colton Haab, a Junior ROTC student and survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. last week, said he going to participate in the CNN town hall Wednesday night, but decided not to when he said the network provided him with a list of “scripted questions.” "I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinions on my questions," Haab said told a local ABC affiliate, WPLG-TV.

Ted Cruz pulls Donald Trump away from ethanol

Key senators left a White House meeting Tuesday with no concrete resolution on the future of federal ethanol policy, but critics of the Renewable Fuel Standard suggested that they are slowly pulling President Trump to a deal that will benefit the oil industry.

Tuesday's sit-down was the latest in a ...

Rights groups object to student protest punishment threat

NEEDVILLE, Texas (AP) - Three civil rights advocacy groups have warned a Houston-area school district superintendent that his threat to punish students who disrupt classes to protest current gun laws may violate their constitutional free-speech rights.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the Texas ACLU, Texas Civil Rights Project and Texas ...

Man who embezzled from state senator gets prison sentence

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico authorities say a man convicted of stealing money and jewelry from state Sen. Mary Kay Papen has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

Dona Ana County District prosecutors sought the maximum sentence of 13 1/2 years for Steve Siddall, but a ...

The Latest: House panel OKs gun curbs on partisan votes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on gun-restriction legislation in the Illinois House (all times local):

An Illinois House committee has pushed through several pieces of legislation to restrict firearms sales and possession and address mental health issues on partisan roll calls.

The Democratic-controlled Judiciary-Criminal Committee OK'd five measures Tuesday ...

Bill banning Virginia sanctuary cities advances on 7-6 vote

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A bill to ban sanctuary cities in Virginia advanced to the Senate floor Tuesday on a 7-6 committee vote that split along party lines.

Introduced by Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge, House Bill 1257 would restrict localities from passing sanctuary policies, which limit cooperation with national immigration ...

Inside the Beltway: 227 TV appearance has become the Adam Schiff strategy

"Rep. Adam Schiff has used the House's Russia investigation as his big break, becoming a near constant presence on cable TV to raise his profile," reports a Republican National Committee analysis, which based this conclusion on news coverage from Politico, CNN, C-SPAN, and other sources, including Nexis. Here is what ...

Mental health role in mass shootings unknown due to federal research ban

One of the big unknowns in the gun debate is the actual role mental health plays in fueling mass shootings. And analysts say the reason it's still unknown is because a provision of federal law has prevented the federal government from funding that research for more than two decades.

The ...

Inside the Beltway: Adam Schiff’s strategy 227 TV appearances

"Rep. Adam Schiff has used the House's Russia investigation as his big break, becoming a near-constant presence on cable TV to raise his profile," reports a Republican National Committee analysis, which based this conclusion on news coverage from Politico, CNN, C-SPAN, and other sources, including Nexis. Here is what they ...

Judge Sides With Trump on Challenge to Mexico Border Wall

A judge who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign sided with the president Tuesday on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico, removing what could have been a major obstacle to the signature campaign pledge.

Judge Sides with Trump on Challenge to Mexico Border Wall

A judge who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign sided with the president Tuesday on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico, removing what could have been a major obstacle to the signature campaign pledge.

Judges use nationwide injunctions to block Donald Trump agenda

When President Obama announced his expanded deportation amnesty in 2014, then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sought out the federal district court in Brownsville to file a groundbreaking lawsuit arguing that the president had violated the Constitution.

The choice of Brownsville was no accident. Legal analysts said the small courthouse had ...