Poll: Trump’s Approval Rating at 48 percent

The latest Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll shows 48 percent of likely voters approve of President Donald Trump's job performance, while 51 percent disapprove.

Trump Wants to Ban Bump Stocks, ATF Doesn’t Know If it Can

President Donald Trump is telling his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stock devices like those used in last year's massacre in Las Vegas. But some officials in the department are not sure they can.The president's surprise order this week comes as the federal...

Schumer Endorses Texas Healthcare Exec for Congress

In a move that puts him at odds with the local and federal Democrats, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has endorsed healthcare executive Tahir Javed to win the Texas seat held by U.S. Rep. Gene Green, a Houston Democrat.

Colorado Bill Allowing Concealed Carry in Schools is Rejected

A bill removing gun restrictions in Colorado public schools was defeated by the state house, The Washington Times is reporting.The bill had been introduced by the state's House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who attended Columbine High School during the 1999 shootings...

Baltimore schools police union calls for gun law change

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore City Schools police union president says officers should be allowed to carry their service weapons inside school buildings and has called for a change in state law allowing it.

WBAL-TV reported Wednesday that officers carried guns in city schools from 2001-2015 until it was discovered ...

Lawsuit: Trump’s ending immigrant program racially motivated

BOSTON (AP) - Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants sued President Donald Trump on Thursday, arguing that the Republican administration's decision to end special protections shielding them from deportation was racially motivated.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston seeks to block the administration from terminating temporary protective status for thousands ...

A Blue Wave? Trump Is Helping Dems Win in Unlikely Places

Greg Sargent, WaPo
Last night, Democrats flipped a Kentucky state legislative seat from red to blue — deep in Trump country. It’s the 37th such seat that Democrats have flipped into their column since the start of 2017, and many of these special election victories are happening in places that they aren’t supposed to, which has deeply alarmed some Republicans.

Gun Politics Stir Up Florida Midterm Races

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RealClearPolitics
In the wake of last week's school shooting that left 17 people dead and sparked an unprecedented wave of youth activism about guns in America, Florida finds itself at the center of the political universe.In the more immediate term, the Republican-led state legislature is under pressure to consider proposals spurred by the mass shooting before the legislative session ends on March 9; the outcome could be a harbinger for federal gun measures. And it could also shape high-profile races in November, as the state will be hosting competitive contests for governor, U.S. Senate and multiple...