LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of sign-carrying, chanting protesters have converged on a downtown Los Angeles park, demanding tougher background checks and other gun-safety measures following last week's deadly school shooting in Florida.
About 500 protesters gathered in LA's Pershing Square shortly before noon Monday.
Many chanted, "Ho, ho, hey, ...
When I think of high fives, I usually think of things that are good. Like acing a test. Or winning a race. Or getting an award. Not dismembering late-term babies. That’s just me. But apparently that’s not Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., or Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. In a clip memorialized for eternity, C-SPAN captured the two with their hands locked in an extended high five after Heitkamp cast her vote against a proposed bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.
Did Robert Mueller's office withhold other evidence in Michael Flynn's prosecution, either from the FISA court or from Flynn's attorneys?
Nonetheless, the U.S. and its western allies want to hear from the Sultan and his government about what is happening on the island of Borneo. In particular, they would like to be reassured that Brunei isn’t moving – or worse, stumbling – into China’s orbit. Increased communication with Washington would go a long way toward answering that question.
In announcing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian nationals, whose efforts to subvert the 2016 election entailed conspiring to defraud the United States, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein included the conspicuous caveat that the charging documents contain “no allegation” that Russian interference “altered the outcome of the 2016 election.”
When complete, the special counsel's puzzle will depict a president who is ripe Ã¢?? overripe Ã¢?? for impeachment.
Wednesday's tragic attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is a deeply painful reminder of how much we have failed to honestly confront the problem of school shootings in America.
In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, FL, a story emerged about the shooter being “trained” by a white nationalist group. The story had several holes from the onset, but that didn’t stop once-reputable organizations like the Associated Press from running and promoting it.
“Jesus always started out by going and being with a certain group of people,” says Conor Lamb as we’re winding down hilly back roads to the Washington County Gun Show. It snowed a few inches in Southwestern Pennsylvania last night and, other than the highways we’re avoiding, nothing’s been plowed. While I’m silently saying Hail Marys as the campaign staffer driving whips around farms and fields, Lamb calmly continues explaining how his faith informs his politics
It’s been a sad week to be a liberal, again. Nothing seems to be going right for our betters and aspiring masters. America continues to prosper, to their dismay. Their conspiracy theories are turning into borscht. Donald Trump is breaking their collective collectivist spirit. They can’t even manage to effectively blame conservatives for things conservatives didn’t do.
“If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday morning.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday afternoon released a new congressional map for use in the 2018 elections — the result of a decision from the court earlier this month that the existing map is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander under the state's constitution.
Under the challenged map, only 5 of the state's 18 congressional districts are represented by Democrats — despite the fact that registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in the swing state.
Republican lawmakers had asked the US Supreme Court to step in and halt the state court's opinion from going into effect, but Justice Samuel Alito — who oversees requests from Pennsylvania — denied the request.
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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a new map for the state's congressional districts Monday and analysts said it's a "dream come true" for Democrats.
The court had invalidated the old map, drawn by the GOP legislature, that had been used for the 2012, 2014 and 2016 elections, deeming it a ...
Florida Rep. Tom Rooney announced Monday that he will not seek re-election.
In a statement to Politico reporter Jake Sherman, the Republican congressman said it was time to "hang em up." He did not give a definite reason for his departure, but said he looked forward to serving ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen says the Florida school shooting shows the need for more rigorous background checks to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill people.
Wading into a politically treacherous issue, the former Tennessee governor said Monday he's a longtime gun ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - When asked whether she supports further restrictions to Iowa's gun laws, Gov. Kim Reynolds said the federal government needs to take responsibility in discussing gun legislation.
Reynolds told reporters Monday "the federal government has to play a role" in deciding possible firearm restrictions. She says ...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on Pennsylvania's congressional gerrymandering case (all times local):
Republicans say they'll go to federal court this week to try to block new court-ordered boundaries of Pennsylvania's congressional districts from remaining in effect for 2018's elections.
Top Senate Republican lawyer Drew Crompton said ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sexual misconduct in the California Legislature was bound to be a prominent issue when lawmakers got to Sacramento last month, but for seven weeks it has felt like the only one, with the burgeoning scandal taking one surprising twist after another and diverting attention from government ...
Former Trump campaign adviser Richard Gates, who is facing multiple charges of fraud, has agreed to testify against fellow former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Mr. Gates, who plans to plead guilty to the charges according to the report, was not expected to ...