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President Trump’s tweets about the Russia probe and the latest school shooting drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle. The heartbreak over the shooting is accompanied by new calls to action. […]

Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

The Florida school shooting has again ignited debate over gun control. David Greene talks to David French, senior writer at the National Review, about the idea of a gun-violence restraining order. […]

Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

President Trump sent several tweets over the weekend, including an accusation that the FBI’s focus on the Russia probe distracted the agency from following up on the Florida school shooter. […]

Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

President Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, right, and Dr. Igor Nichiporenko speak to reporters while visiting with medical staff at Broward Health North in Pompano Beach, Fla., Friday.

The president has meetings scheduled with students and teachers centered on safety after the latest mass shooting at a high school in Florida. But so far, he has avoided addressing guns.(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP) […]

Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes program and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Stunned by the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, students mobilized across the country on Sunday to organize rallies and a national walkout in support of stronger gun laws, challenging politicians they say have failed to protect them.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S presidential election, drawing sharp criticism for saying an excessive focus on Russia led investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly school shooting in Florida.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Stunned by last week’s bloodiest high school shooting in U.S. history, students across the country were mobilizing on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida officials contemplated when to reopen their badly shaken school.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

Since earlier this month, when Congress passed a budget deal that massively boosts both defense and non-defense spending, liberal commentators—and even some Republican politicians—have accused the GOP of hypocrisy. Republicans, they noted, are supposed to loathe debt. They’re supposed to loathe government spending. Yet, in large numbers, they voted for much more of both.Fair enough. But what about the Democrats? If Republicans are supposed to worry about the United States bankrupting itself with social-welfare spending, aren’t Democrats supposed to worry about the United States bankrupting itself with military spending? Not anymore. In the run-up to the deal, Nancy Pelosi’s office […]

Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics

Donald Trump didn’t have any control over the Internet Research Agency’s decision to mount self-proclaimed “information warfare against the United States of America.” As the indictment released on Friday stated, the effort began in 2014, long before he was a declared candidate—much less a serious one—for office.But by refusing to to take that information warfare seriously, in an attempt to distance himself from it and any questions it might raise about the legitimacy of his election, the president has paradoxically made the story about himself again and again.This solipsism was on display Saturday and Sunday morning, as Trump, at Mar-a-Lago […]

Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics