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Trump, Cruz join NRA leaders in defiant response to Uvalde shootingFormer president Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, among other speakers, broadly rejected proposals for new restrictions and called instead of more school security or mental health screenings, while issuing dark warnings of Democratic plots to take weapons.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s school shooting response under scrutinyThe Republican, who has been highly visible since the massacre, faces growing criticism as law enforcement’s story has fallen apart.
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Post Politics Now: Speaking to midshipmen, Biden says Putin’s brutality toward Ukraine rallied Europe in oppositionThe president plans to deliver another commencement address Saturday, at the University of Delaware, his alma mater, before traveling to Texas on Sunday to meet with families of those killed in the Uvalde school massacre.
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Biden goes for the safer play on canceling student loan debtCanceling $10,000 and excluding the highest earners, as Biden's plan does, appears to align with what a substantial majority of Americans want. It won't satisfy everyone, though, and the political consequences are yet to be determined.
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Trump’s GOP election purge marches on, despite setbacks in GeorgiaThe resignation of a statewide GOP election commissioner in Wisconsin is the latest confirmation of the trend.
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The 5-Minute Fix: Do gun restrictions work?
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Cruz, Cornyn in lockstep on gun votes but diverge on tone Republican Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz unite on votes against tougher gun laws,but diverge in their tone after the massacre at an elementary school in Texas.
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The NRA isn’t what it used to be. It may not need to be.The pro-gun organization already won.
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McCarthy tells Jan. 6 committee he is unlikely to comply with subpoena In an 11-page response from his counsel, the House minority leader questioned the committee’s authority and claimed that lawmakers on the panel are “not exercising a valid or lawful use of Congress’ subpoena power.”
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Jurors deliberating in FBI lying trial that revisited 2016 electionThe prosecution of cyber-security lawyer Michael Sussmann is a major courtroom test for Special Prosecutor John Durham, appointed by then-Attorney General William Barr to probe the investigation of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
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Rep. Kurt Schrader loses primary in Oregon’s 5th District Although he had Biden’s endorsement, Schrader was challenged from the left by Jamie McLeod-Skinner.
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Biden goes for the safer play on canceling student loan debtCanceling $10,000 and excluding the highest earners, as Biden's plan does, appears to align with what a substantial majority of Americans want. It won't satisfy everyone, though, and the political consequences are yet to be determined.
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Newt Gingrich offered one of the worst school-shooter plans yetFor the low price of $4 billion a year, we can shift the burden of stopping mass shooters onto teachers.
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Could smart guns save lives?In the wake of the Uvalde, Tex., school shooting, entrepreneurs say the time is finally right to add identifier technology to guns.
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Parents in Uvalde had good reason to expect police to do moreThe tragedy in Texas is a reminder of how the contract between the police and the public is often interpreted in differing ways.
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Singer Don McLean leads wave of dropouts from NRA convention after Texas shootingTexas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who was scheduled to speak in-person, is skipping the event and heading to Uvalde, Tex. Country singers Lee Greenwood and Larry Gatlin and Larry Stewart of the country band Restless Heart also said they were dropping out.
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House Oversight Committee initiates gun manufacturer investigationRep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) contacted five gun-makers on Thursday, requesting information regarding the manufacturing, sale, and marketing of deadly weapons used in mass shootings.
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Trump’s GOP election purge marches on, despite setbacks in GeorgiaThe resignation of a statewide GOP election commissioner in Wisconsin is the latest confirmation of the trend.
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Maker of rifle in Texas massacre is deep-pocketed GOP donorPolitical contributions by the owners of Georgia-based Daniel Defense show the financial clout of the gun industry, even as NRA spending declines.
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Latest White House plan would forgive $10,000 in student debt per borrowerThe move is likely to reignite fights between Democrats and the GOP over federal spending and higher education.
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NRA holds convention in Houston days after Texas school shootingRepublican leaders, including Donald Trump, will address the event that is expected to draw protesters.
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Laverne Cox is first trans woman to have Barbie doll modeled after herThe doll's release comes as advocates warn transgender and gay rights are under increasing legislative attack in the United States and abroad.
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What research shows on the effectiveness of gun-control lawsAcademics have investigated whether assault-weapons bans, large-capacity magazine restrictions, universal background checks and other curbs have worked.
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