Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday introduced legislation to close what she calls an automatic weapons loophole that allows gun owners to convert semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire automatic machines. The gunman who killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others in Las Vegas, Nevada had a dozen guns that were outfitted with a “bump stock” device.
During a hurricane briefing in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, President Donald Trump decided to make a joke about the cost of hurricane recovery and it didn't go over well: "I hate to tell you Puerto Rico, but you have thrown our budget a little out of whack."
Donald Trump Jr. released an email chain on Tuesday that shows him discussing plans to hear damaging information on Hillary Clinton. In a statement, he said was posting the emails "in order to be totally transparent." The emails with music publicist Rob Goldstone show that Trump Jr. was told that the Russian government had information that could "incriminate" Clinton and her dealings with Russia.
President Trump and Russia's president, Vladimir V. Putin, have exchanged many compliments over the past year. We looked at the basis of the mutual respect between the two men who will meet for the first time this week.
Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released the Senate Republican health care bill details on Thursday. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, also spoke on the Senate floor stating the bill is not as great as the GOP suggests.
President Barack Obama, while speaking at the University of Chicago during his first public event since leaving office, on Monday, April 24, 2017, said the single most important thing he can do now is to help support and prepare the next generation of leaders.
At Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committe, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) asked about religious tests, waterboarding, and what Gorsuch would do if President Trump had asked him to undo Roe vs. Wade.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, speaking with reporters on Air Force One en route to Andrews Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, said the Mexico border wall championed by President Donald Trump could be funded by tax on imports.
"We will close the wage gap," then-President Barack Obama told the crowd in October 2016 as he dedicated a new national monument to women's equality and pushed Congress to pass legislation. He made the statement on Equal Pay Day, an event that calls attention to how much longer it takes a woman to earn the same amount of money as a man. The president also spoke of a future that includes women holding high positions such as the President of the United States.