Politics

Ban gun sales to those under 21 years old

As teachers returned Friday to a high school where a shooter killed 17 people, Florida’s governor proposed banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21. Gov. Rick Scott announced the proposal as part of a three-point plan to prevent gun violence. He also called for a trained law enforcement officer in every school in Florida by the time ...

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Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy blamed by bankrupt refiner

U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators along with Cabinet officials to discuss potential alterations to biofuels policy, which will be coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to four sources familiar with the matter. The meeting comes as the oil industry along with corn ...

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Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleads guilty on two counts

Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign official, pleaded guilty on Friday in special counsel Robert Mueller’s case against him in addition to former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Gates pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States in addition to one count of doing a false statement. Both counts were issued in a brand-new superseding information on Friday. ...

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Reverend Billy Graham to lie in honor at US Capitol

Gjon Mili | The LIFE Picture Collection | Getty Images Evangelist Billy Graham preaching at Madison Square Garden, NYC. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Rev. Billy Graham’s body will lie in honor within the U.S. Capitol Rotunda For just two days next week. Ryan says he’s inviting members of Congress in addition to the public to pay their ...

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Mike Pence at CPAC criticizes Pelosi, Democrats ahead of 2018 midterms

Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxen Hill, Maryland on February 22, 2018. Vice President Mike Pence warned conservatives Thursday which a “motivated” Democratic Party sees a chance to win congressional majorities in November as well as reverse President Donald Trump’s policies. Speaking ...

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NJ Democrats look to bar pension funds via investing in gun makers

brand new Jersey legislators on Thursday said they plan to introduce bills to bar state pension funds via investing in gun manufacturers. A bill which state Sen. Vin Gopal, a Democrat, plans to introduce might prohibit the state via investing assets of any pension or annuity fund in companies which manufacture firearms or ammunition, according to a statement e-mailed by ...

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Trump threatens to withdraw immigration enforcement coming from California

President Donald Trump angrily said Thursday that will he will be considering withdrawing immigration in addition to also border control enforcement agencies coming from California because of what he called the state’s “protection of horrible criminals.” Trump said crime could explode in California if he took such an action — in addition to also predicted that will the Golden State ...

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