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5 common reasons lawmakers don't change gun laws
In the wake of another deadly mass shooting, politicians, victims, and advocates are calling for reforms to America's gun laws - but proposals to expand background checks or ban certain types of guns typically don't get very far. Here’s a look at five common reasons lawmakers say they don’t support
Today in History
Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2018. There are 321 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, 1633, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before the Inquisition, accused of defending Copernican theory that the Earth revolved
Checking on 13 of Trump's biggest campaign promises, one year later
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump had had a signature a list of promises that's proved to be a guide for what he's prioritized as president. Now, one year into his administration, some promises have been kept-- while others haven't-- and the results are mixed. Here is where things stand on 13 of
Lawmakers question HHS nominee on drug industry ties, position on the Affordable Care Act
Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, faced tough questions from lawmakers concerned about his ties to the drug industry at his nomination hearing before the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions committee. Azar, a veteran of HHS and a former executive at the
Trump announces ex-Big Pharma exec Alex Azar as Tom Price's replacement at Health and Human Services
President Donald Trump today announced he's nominating Alex Azar to be Department of Health and Human Services secretary, replacing Tom Price. Azar is a former executive for pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and worked as a deputy secretary at HHS under President George W. Bush. Price resigned Sept.
Book excerpt: Charlie Sykes' 'How the Right Lost its Mind'
Excerpted from HOW THE RIGHT LOST ITS MIND by Charles J. Sykes. Copyright © 2017 by the author and reprinted with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC. Chapter 3 The Attack on the Conservative Mind A M O N G T H E M A N Y I R O N I E S of the conservative implosion was how the Right became what it
War veteran lawmakers debate how Congress should respond to Las Vegas shooting
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., both Iraq War veterans with opposing views on gun control, sit down with Martha Raddatz to discuss how Congress should respond to the Las Vegas shooting.
'This Week' Transcript 10-8-17: Aftermath of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR OCTOBER 8, 2017 AND WILL BE UPDATED. REP. SETH MOULTON : Well, it's shown. They're shown to affect gun violence . I mean, there are plenty of studies that show that states that have tighter gun laws have less gun violence. And this is an American epidemic. It's really
Supreme Court in new term to weigh political gerrymandering, other high-stakes cases
The Supreme Court begins a new term today that will be packed with high-stakes cases on issues from partisan gerrymandering to whether private outfits such as a bakery can refuse service to same-sex weddings. Also to come before the court is a case about dues-paying to public-sector unions. The new
Sessions defends Trump's criticism of NFL protests
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions today defended the president's recent criticism of NFL protests, telling an audience at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., that the "president has free speech rights, too."