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Post Politics Now: Biden to address Naval Academy graduates; Trump to speak at NRA convention

The 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.

27 May 2022 5:45 pm
Maker of rifle in Texas massacre is deep-pocketed GOP donor

Political contributions by the owners of Georgia-based Daniel Defense show the financial clout of the gun industry, even as NRA spending declines.

27 May 2022 3:30 pm
Latest White House plan would forgive $10,000 in student debt per borrower

The move is likely to reignite fights between Democrats and the GOP over federal spending and higher education.

27 May 2022 3:30 pm
NRA holds convention in Houston days after Texas school shooting

Republican leaders, including Donald Trump, will address the event that is expected to draw protesters.

27 May 2022 2:30 pm
Laverne Cox is first trans woman to have Barbie doll modeled after her

The doll's release comes as advocates warn transgender and gay rights are under increasing legislative attack in the United States and abroad.

27 May 2022 2:12 pm
What research shows on the effectiveness of gun-control laws

Academics have investigated whether assault-weapons bans, large-capacity magazine restrictions, universal background checks and other curbs have worked.

27 May 2022 12:30 pm
Justice Dept. wont charge FBI agents accused of botching Nassar case

The FBI agents accused of bungling the probe of sex abuse by former US Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar will not be charged with a crime, the Justice Department has decided after reviewing additional evidence.

27 May 2022 4:34 am
Jan. 6 committee eyes witnesses, but Ginni Thomas unlikely to be focus

The committee is not expected to contact the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

27 May 2022 4:28 am
The Trailer: Establishment wins, surging turnout and burning Bushes: Takeaways from this weeks primaries

In this edition: Lessons from all of May's primaries, redistricting madness drags into Memorial Day weekend, and the director of Justice Democrats lays out their new strategy to replace centrists.

27 May 2022 3:47 am
What comes after the NRA

The NRA faces critics from all sides, with infighting among its executives and, after the Uvalde, Tex., school shooting, renewed pressure from gun control advocates. And then there are the radical gun groups that say the NRA hasnt gone far enough.

27 May 2022 3:37 am
Tallying Americas fascination with AR-15-style rifles

What spurs interest in buying AR-15s? The threat of regulation.

27 May 2022 2:14 am
Supreme Court allows Biden climate regulations while fight continues

For now, the administration can use a higher estimate for the societal cost of rising greenhouse gasses when federal agencies draft regulations.

27 May 2022 1:13 am
Singer Don McLean leads wave of dropouts from NRA convention after Texas shooting

Country and gospel singer Larry Gatlin and Larry Stewart of the country band Restless Heart also said Thursday they were dropping out.

27 May 2022 12:06 am
Demands not to politicize tragedy are themselves political demands

In the wake of gun violence, the demand is often meant to dissipate energy.

26 May 2022 10:43 pm
The many red flags in recent mass shootings

As the debate over ed flag laws stirs again, here's a look at the red flags from other mass shootings that could have been targeted.

26 May 2022 10:34 pm
In first test after mass shootings, Senate GOP blocks domestic terror bill

Republicans said it was premature to debate a response to the recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, and expressed serious qualms about the content of the domestic terrorism bill itself.

26 May 2022 9:56 pm
Cruz storms off after being asked why mass shootings happen only in America

The Texas senator, who is among the Republicans vehemently opposed to proposals from Democrats on expanding background checks on gun sales, has called for increased safety in schools and has condemned political posturing in the aftermath of the attack.

26 May 2022 9:35 pm
Jordan seeks Jan. 6 panel evidence as condition to comply with committee

Rep. Jim Jordan was among five sitting Republican members of Congress the committee subpoenaed this month as part of its investigation into the Jan 6., 2021, insurrection.

26 May 2022 8:51 pm
Mass killings keep happening despite good guys with guns

Adding more guards is often offered as an alternative to gun regulations. Recent shootings reveal multiple flaws in that approach.

26 May 2022 7:47 pm
H.R. 8 gun background check bill probably wont pass, even after Uvalde

Critics are calling for H.R. 8s passage amid public outrage over the deadliest mass shooting at an American school in nearly a decade. But legal and firearms experts are not optimistic the bill will become law.

26 May 2022 6:59 pm
Post Politics Now: Senate Republicans poised to block bill intended to combat domestic terrorism

President Biden has no public events on his schedule Thursday. He said Wednesday that he will soon travel to Uvalde, Tex., to meet families of the children killed in the mass shooting there.

26 May 2022 6:00 pm
How Uvaldes elected officials have voted on gun laws

The rural Texas town is represented by Democrats and Republicans with a wide range of views on gun laws

26 May 2022 3:30 pm
The rise, fall and (sort of) rise of Mo Brooks explains GOP gun politics

The rise, fall and semi-rise of Brooks encapsulates the power that gun rights hold inside Republican politics, particularly in deep red southern and western states and despite national polling showing overwhelming national support for some restrictions on gun ownership.

26 May 2022 3:30 pm
Oklahoma governor signs bill banning abortions after fertilization

If signed into law, Oklahoma would effectively ban all abortions in the state.

26 May 2022 6:06 am
Local police say theyve already implemented many of Bidens reforms

Many of the 21 points ordered by President Biden for federal law enforcement agencies, such as body cameras and banning no-knock warrants, have been adopted by large police agencies.

26 May 2022 5:53 am
Wisconsin Republican quits election board over partys 2020 falsehoods

As a state lawmaker, Dean Knudson helped design the bipartisan commission. Now he says theres no place for him on it.

26 May 2022 5:43 am
Biden orders police reforms two years after Floyd killing

Biden orders a national accreditation system for police departments and a database of offending officers. Seeking to balance the concerns of police groups and Black activists, Biden acts two years after the killing of George Floyd.

26 May 2022 5:07 am
Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams are in a rematch. A lot has changed since 2018.

The political landscape in Georgia and nationally has shifted significantly.

26 May 2022 5:05 am
Did Georgia Democrats save Brad Raffensperger?

Brad Raffensperger, Brian Kemp and Herschel Walker took very different paths to victory.

26 May 2022 3:00 am
The likeliest but still unlikely gun bill: A red-flag law

It's perhaps the one proposal that seems to have real bipartisan prospects. But Republicans' uneasy handling of it shows how dim those prospects are.

26 May 2022 2:40 am
Jan. 6 panel is told that Trump indicated support for hanging Pence during insurrection

The account of Meadowss comment characterizing Trumps reaction to his vice president was provided to the committee by at least one witness, according to people familiar with the investigation but those people did not describe the tone with which the comment was made.

26 May 2022 1:53 am
Beto ORourke confronts Abbott in Uvalde: You are doing nothing

Somebody needs to stand up for the children of this state or they will continue to be killed, O'Rourke told Abbott, before security escorted him out of the building. The two will face off in the race for Texas governor in November.

26 May 2022 1:21 am
Yet again, Rep. Lucy McBath mourns more children killed by guns

McBath became a gun-control activist after her son was killed, and during a primary victory party, she called again for action following the Texas elementary school shooting.

26 May 2022 1:19 am
Will Trump help or hurt the GOP cause in the 2022 midterms?

Donald Trump's dominance of the Republican Party and his potential influence on voters will be felt through the election year.

26 May 2022 1:09 am
The 2022 midterm primaries to watch

The House and Senate primaries to watch in the 2022 midterm elections.

26 May 2022 1:09 am
Governors races to watch in the 2022 midterms

The outcomes have significant implications for state-by-state governance at a time when red and blue states are heading in opposite directions.

26 May 2022 1:09 am
Pa. secretary of state orders recount in GOP primary between Oz, McCormick

The acting secretary of state in Pennsylvania had ordered a recount in the GOP Senate primary between Mehmet Oz and David McCormick.

26 May 2022 1:01 am
Americas new norm: Why are we willing to live with this carnage?

The massacre of 19 children in Uvalde once again raise the question of why public support for tighter gun laws goes unheeded in a country with a gun culture unique in the world

25 May 2022 11:46 pm
A fifth of Americans think mass shootings are simply unpreventable

No way to prevent this, say 1 in 5 residents of the only nation where this regularly happens.

25 May 2022 11:38 pm
Brad Raffensperger defied Trump. Georgia voters rewarded him for it.

The Republican secretary of state, who refused the former presidents demands that he overturn Joe Bidens 2020 victory, prevailed in a GOP primary Tuesday that few thought he could win.

25 May 2022 11:14 pm
Rep. Henry Cuellar, Jessica Cisneros locked in tight battle in Texas

The race in Texass 28th Congressional District is among the most closely-watched in the country, with the candidates and outside groups having spent a total of $12.5 million.

25 May 2022 10:53 pm
Judge Florence Pan nominated to Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Pan became a federal judge last year, after more than a decade on D.C.'s Superior Court.

25 May 2022 10:41 pm
Americas gun exceptionalism, by the numbers

Mass shootings are the norm. That they are the norm is abnormal.

25 May 2022 9:47 pm
After Texas tragedy, Schumer says Democrats will negotiate on guns

The Senate majority leader castigated Republicans for their repeated inaction after mass shootings but said Democrats had no choice but to try again.

25 May 2022 9:42 pm
After Texas shooting, Republicans face online anger over NRA money

Nineteen current or recent Republican senators, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Joni Ernst (Iowa), have taken at least $1 million in campaign contributions from the NRA over their careers, according to data compiled by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in 2019.

25 May 2022 9:27 pm
David Perdues historically bad comeback attempt

How his 52-point loss stacks up to others in recent years.

25 May 2022 8:46 pm
Trump to speak at NRA meeting in Texas days after school shooting

Trump is set to address the NRA event in Houston on Friday that's billed as a celebration of American freedom.

25 May 2022 6:11 pm
Primary elections live updates: Georgia rebuffs Trump candidates for governor, attorney general, secretary of state

Tuesday's results were a blow to former president Donald Trumps status as Republican kingmaker as some high-profile contenders endorsed by him lost badly.

25 May 2022 6:10 pm
Whistleblower report on baby formula didnt reach top FDA food safety official

Frank Yiannas, the FDAs deputy commissioner for food policy and response, didnt learn about a whistleblower complaint alleging safety issues at a baby formula plant until four months later, according to Yiannas and and others knowledgeable about the case.

25 May 2022 5:30 pm