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

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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

One year 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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Biden Ties Supreme Court Debate to Health Care

Biden Ties Supreme Court Debate to Health Care

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Supreme Court vacancy provides Trump new rallying cry

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Trump Says He Expects To Announce His Supreme Court Pick 'Next Week'

Trump Says He Expects To Announce His Supreme Court Pick 'Next Week'

The president says his pick will likely be a woman. (Image credit: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images) Read more ...

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Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin, source says

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Official: Lawn Toilet Display Is a Crime

Official: Lawn Toilet Display Is a Crime

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'Use My Words Against Me': Lindsey Graham's Shifting Position On Court Vacancies

'Use My Words Against Me': Lindsey Graham's Shifting Position On Court Vacancies

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