President Trump directed the Justice Department to draft a ban on “bump stocks” that can boost the firing rate of legal semiautomatic guns. In private, he has indicated that he might do more, telling advisers and friends that he is determined to push for some sort of gun-control legislation, according to people familiar with the conversations.
Vice President Pence was set to meet with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Kim Yong Nam, the regime’s nominal head of state. But the North Koreans pulled out less than two hours before the scheduled time, according to Pence’s office.
President Trump’s frequent self-comparisons to his predecessor come in nearly every realm, and range from the substantive to the superficial. He often exaggerates the truth, brushes over nuance and engineers his own reality.
Antwan Wilson will resign after just more than a year on the job amid revelations that he skirted the District’s lottery system so his daughter could transfer into a high-performing school with a wait list of more than 600 students.
Alina Zagitova performs during the short program. (Getty Images)
The Russian teens, who have dominated the world stage all season, continued to do so, with two record-setting performances. The three Americans ended up ninth, 10th and 11th, suggesting it’s near impossible that any of them will close the gap in the decisive free skate.
Less than 14 months into his first term, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is still on Step 1 of Operation: Disrupt Congress. But by amassing his own clout and cozying up to the president through nontraditional means, he is casting himself as a counterweight to people who outrank him.