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"Their solution," LaPierre said, "is to make you, all of you less free.”

“The shameful politicization of tragedy is a classic strategy right out of the playbook of a poisonous movement," LaPierre said.
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The president added: "They love our Country and will do the right thing."

The president said he believed the NRA would "do the right thing."
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GOP groups are investing millions to prop up Rick Saccone, a state representative who is facing off against Democratic attorney Conor Lamb.

The GOP cavalry has descended on the contest
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The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is getting underway today.

Some of the speakers include President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Cabinet secretaries Betsy DeVos, Rick Perry and others.
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"Obviously, there’s a lot politics in it. It's interesting that so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats," Rep. Claudia Tenney said. "But the media doesn't talk about that."

'The media doesn't talk about that,' Claudia Tenney said.
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Trump’s online explanation of his proposal differs from the language he used Wednesday at a listening session with survivors and victims’ family members from last week’s high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The idea of arming teachers has been especially controversial.
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“Don't hide your faces now!” Rosetta Davis told the audience, adding, “Don't try to stop me from speaking. Why won't anyone do something about this? Can someone please help me?”

Whistleblowers say the USDA has a troubled history when it comes to addressing reports of civil-rights abuses.
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European countries may fight back against President Donald J. Trump’s tax overhaul by arguing that it breaches World Trade Organization rules, finance ministers said. via POLITICO Europe

Europe’s ministers are responding to a tax change that's already having global effects.
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Will President Donald J. Trump accept an interview request from special counsel Robert Mueller? via POLITICO Magazine

When Mueller calls, Trump is going to have a choice: Accept the interview or risk curbing his own authority—and that of other presidents in future.
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The embattled Cabinet head said he's investigating what he called "subversion."

The assailant threw a hand grenade at the building in Podgorica, the country’s capital, then killed himself with a second explosive. via POLITICO Europe

An assailant threw a hand grenade at the embassy building in Podgorica.
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Chief of Staff John Kelly issued a five-page memo last week owning up, in general terms, to a poorly-run process.

Government officials are routinely denied clearance for reasons that look minor next to concerns about Jared Kushner and Rob Porter, lawyers say.
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Last night's town hall was a striking example of the tricky position some Republicans will find themselves in as election season approaches, POLITICO Playbook writes. There are many, many Americans fired up about the availability of military grade guns in the United States. And many find it inexplicable that Congress simply will not act.

President Donald J. Trump floated reopening some shuttered mental health institutions and arming teachers or other school officials at a televised listening ses...sion while Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson and Congressman Ted Deutch heard from emotional students and parents at a CNN town hall.

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Florida politicians heard from emotional students and parents at a CNN town hall, while the president hosted a listening session at the White House.
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The Senate hasn’t been immune. Yet the House of Representatives — the people’s House — has been home to the most outlandish behavior.

The past year in Congress has been a lowlight reel of nonstop unethical — and, in some cases, potentially illegal — behavior.
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“Anyone who suggests this has no real understanding of what goes on in schools, or worse doesn’t care and is more focused on the needs of gun manufacturers and the NRA than of children,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.

Lawmakers in at least half a dozen states are considering legislation this year that would ease restrictions on firearms on campus.
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From the grieving students swarming Tallahassee Wednesday to the public grilling of Sen. Marco Rubio at a CNN forum Wednesday night, Florida is again at the center of the storm in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in suburban Fort Lauderdale.

“Am I surprised? Yeah,” said a Republican lawmaker. “But the world is watching for us to act and we have to.”
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