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Trump Proposes ‘Bump Stock’ Ban

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

During the Public Safety Medal of Valor award ceremony, President Trump said that he has been in discussions with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on a proposal to ban “bump stocks,” devices that…

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White House Admits Russia Meddled in Election, Maintains There Wasn’t Collusion

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Following a series of tweets President Trump sent over the weekend in response to the Parkland, Florida, shooting and the indictment of 13 Russian nationals who tried to sow discord in the 2016 U.S.

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Trump Pushes Insurance Sans Pre-Existing Condition Coverage

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it is moving to expand the use of low-budget temporary insurance, which could offer customers a cut-rate alternative to plans on the Affordable Care Act’s…Photo Credit: Getty Images, File

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Trump Calls Assault Claim Fake News, Denies Knowing Accuser

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

After spending the weekend criticizing his political opponents in a tweetstorm, President Donald Trump went on the offense again Tuesday — this time denying a sexual assault claim and attacking the “fake…Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, File This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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White House: Trump Moves to Improved Gun Background Checks

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The White House has shown support Monday towards efforts to improve background checks for gun purchases since the gun debate was sparked after the deadly Florida high school shooting that left 17 students…Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images, File

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Parkland Student Pens an Emotional Plea for Gun Control

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

A freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the most recent survivors of the Parkland high school shooting to speak out publicly in favor of gun control

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‘Get on the Right Side’: Shooting Survivors Decry ‘Inaction’

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

The young students who survived Wednesday’s deadly massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have found themselves at the center of the country’s tempestuous gun control debate — and they’re not…Photo Credit: NBC This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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‘Get Smart America’: Trump Says Russia’s Laughing at US

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

President Donald Trump continued his defensive commentary on Friday’s indictments of Russians in special counsel Rober Mueller’s investigation, saying the country “succeeded beyond their wildest dreams”…Photo Credit: AP This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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‘The System Is Broken’: Rubio Speaks After Parkland Tragedy

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Following the deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, parents are crying out for change and are demanding that our leaders take action.Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Here Are Some of the Social Media Accounts Russians Created

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

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Parkland Shooting Survivor Calls “BS” on Politicians’ Gun Stance

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Sophomore Emma Gonzales had a message for Donald Trump and for other politicians on their failure to enact sensible gun laws: “BS.” Gonzales was one of several survivors…

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Mueller Names Social Media Accounts in Indictment

Friday, February 16th, 2018

The comprehensive campaign detailed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the 37-page indictment revealed the extensive efforts made by 13 Russians and three Russian entities to undermine the U.S.Photo Credit: AP/Jon Elswick

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‘Information Warfare’: How Russians Interfered in 2016 Elect

Friday, February 16th, 2018

The 13 Russians and three Russian entities mentioned in the indictment revealed Friday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller detailed the alleged strategies used for identity theft, Hillary Clinton impersonators and…Photo Credit: AP/Gerald Herbert

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Important Quotes from Mueller’s Indictment of Russians

Friday, February 16th, 2018

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled an indictment Friday of a comprehensive “information warfare” involving 13 Russian individuals and three entities allegedly to have planted discord during the…Photo Credit: Getty Images/Win McNamee

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California Man Pleads Guilty to ID Fraud in Mueller Probe

Friday, February 16th, 2018

A Southern California man pleaded guilty this week to committing identity fraud, special counsel Robert Mueller’s office announced Friday, shortly after Mueller indicted 13 Russians and three Russsian entities…Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

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Mueller Indicts 13 Russians Accused of Election Meddling

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were indicted Friday for allegedly interfering in U.S. elections and political processes, a spokesperson for special counsel Robert Mueller’s office said in…Photo Credit: Getty Images, File

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Former Playboy Model Documented Trump Affair: Report

Friday, February 16th, 2018

The New Yorker obtained a long, handwritten note written by a former Playboy Playmate of the Year documenting an alleged consensual affair she had with Donald Trump more than a decade ago, NBC News…Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Playboy, File

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Romney Announces Senate Bid, Touts Utah ‘Values,’ ‘Respect’

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Mitt Romney officially announced his bid for the Utah Senate seat in a two-minute video released Friday, promising to “bring Utah’s values to Washington.””Given all that America faces, we feel that this is the…Photo Credit: George Frey/Getty Images, File This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Kimmel: Trump Did ‘Worse Than Nothing’ to Stop Gun Violence

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel made an impassioned plea to President Donald Trump following the most recent school shooting, which took the lives of 17 Florida high schoolers. Kimmel’s eyes teared up and…Photo Credit: Getty Images, File This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Bannon Met With Mueller Multiple Times Over the Past Week

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Steve Bannon, who served as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, NBC News has learned from two sources familiar with…Photo Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

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Trump Decries ‘Terrible Violence’ in Fla. School Shooting

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

In an address to the nation, President Donald Trump offered his condolences to the victims of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Trump: ‘Totally Opposed to Domestic Violence’

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

With the White House still reeling from the Rob Porter scandal, President Trump finally addressed his stance on domestic violence on camera saying he’s “totally opposed to domestic violence and everyone…

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EPA Chief Says He Flies First Class Due to Security Concerns

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions…Photo Credit: Chip SomodevillaGetty Images

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Colorado’s Senators Get Swept Up in Curling Fever

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

There’s a lot of bipartisan rancor in Congress these days, but the Olympics has a way of bringing people together, even senators from opposing parties.Case in point: Colorado’s senators, Democrat Michael…Photo Credit: Sen. Michael Bennet / Facebook This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Romney to Announce Utah Senate Campaign Thursday: Sources

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Mitt Romney is set to release a video message Thursday announcing his campaign for the Utah Senate seat soon to be vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch, two people close to Romney told NBC News.The former…Photo Credit: George Frey/Getty Images

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Immigrant Faces Deportation After Calling Police for Help

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

A father-of-three in Washington state who called 911 simply to report a trespasser was “hand-delivered” by local police into the custody of federal immigration officials, his lawyer charged on Tuesday.Wilson…Photo Credit: Getty Images, File

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Mulvaney Tells Congress He Would Vote Against His Own Budget

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s budget director, told lawmakers at a Senate budget hearing Tuesday that were he still in Congress, he would not vote for the $4.4 trillion proposal he designed.Mulvaney,…Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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FBI Chief Contradicts White House on Rob Porter Investigation in Senate Hearing

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

On Tuesday, FBI Chief Christopher Wray contradicted the timeline the White House on the on Porter Investigation.

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Trump Admin Wants to Replace Food Stamps With Meal-Kit

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The Trump administration is proposing replacing a portion of the federal food stamp program with actual boxes of food delivered to recipients’ front doors, putting the U.S. government directly in charge of what…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

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Trump’s 2019 Budget Boosts Defense, Slashes Safety Nets

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The White House has delivered its 2019 budget blueprint to Capitol Hill.It includes more money for the military, plus billions for a border wall and to fight the opioid crisis.

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