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POLITICO Playbook: Behind the scenes of Trump's new gun talks

11 monthes ago   |   By Politico

And Sen. Martha McSally seeks to make domestic terrorism a federal crime.
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GOP Sen. Martha McSally drafts bill making domestic terrorism a federal crime

GOP Sen. Martha McSally drafts bill making domestic terrorism a federal crime

11 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Sen. Martha McSally is seeking to make domestic terrorism a distinct federal crime, the latest sign that Republicans are increasingly serious about crafting a legislative response to recent mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California. The Arizona Republican is aiming to close a loophole in the law that prevents federal authorities from specifically punishing domestic terrorism, according to a discussion draft circulated to other offices. McSally, an Air Force veteran, said in releasing the draft that “domestic terrorism is in our backyard and we need to call it and treat it under the law...
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Nominee Won't Be at Democratic Convention

Nominee Won't Be at Democratic Convention

Speakers-including Joe Biden-will no longer be traveling to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, officials say. Organizers, who were already planning a mostly... Read more ...

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Wins Democratic Primary Challenge In Michigan

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Wins Democratic Primary Challenge In Michigan

The "Squad" member defeated Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones for the second time. Read more ...

Democrats launch probe into $765M Kodak loan

Democrats launch probe into $765M Kodak loan

House Democrats are investigating a $765 million federal loan awarded to Eastman Kodak for the photography company to start producing drug ingredients - a surprising deal that... Read more ...

New York City will set up checkpoints to enforce quarantine for travelers

New York City will set up checkpoints to enforce quarantine for travelers

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Trump confirms he's considering delivering convention speech from White House

Trump confirms he's considering delivering convention speech from White House

President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed reports that he is considering accepting the Republican Party's 2020 presidential nomination in a nationally televised address... Read more ...

Progressive challenger Cori Bush beats Rep. Lacy Clay in primary

Progressive challenger Cori Bush beats Rep. Lacy Clay in primary

Liberal challenger Cori Bush defeated Rep. Lacy Clay in a primary for Clay's St. Louis-based House seat on Tuesday - a seismic loss for the Congressional Black Caucus, which... Read more ...

Trump Says Mail-In Elections Are Corrupt, Except Where He Votes By Mail

Trump Says Mail-In Elections Are Corrupt, Except Where He Votes By Mail

The president has repeatedly claimed mail-in voting is fraudulent as record numbers of Americans are set to vote by mail because of the pandemic. Read more ...

Husband Of L.A. District Attorney Charged With Pulling Gun On Protesters

Husband Of L.A. District Attorney Charged With Pulling Gun On Protesters

David Lacey, husband of L.A. D.A. Jackie Lacey, was charged on Tuesday with pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter members who demonstrated outside the couple's home. Read more ...

Missouri voters latest to approve Medicaid expansion

Missouri voters latest to approve Medicaid expansion

Missouri voters on Tuesday approved Medicaid expansion to many of the state's poorest adults, making their conservative state the second to join the Obamacare program through... Read more ...

Conservative Kris Kobach Projected To Lose Kansas GOP Senate Primary

Conservative Kris Kobach Projected To Lose Kansas GOP Senate Primary

Trump ally and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was defeated by Rep. Roger Marshall, calming Republican leaders' worst fears in the race against Democratic state... Read more ...