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.
Some fear loud noises. Some are sleeping in their parents’ beds, some not at all. Deep down, they’re kids trying to figure out how to feel about a massacre that killed their friends.
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.
Then-President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump talk to journalists in the Oval Office on Nov. 10, 2016. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Then-President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump talk to journalists in the Oval Office on Nov. 10, 2016. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
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.
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Many of the victims were children, who died as warplanes pounded a cluster of towns and villages in Ghouta, a rebel-held district east of Damascus.
What motivates him, at age 70 and with two dozen grandchildren, to decide to submit himself to the rigors and occasional tedium of a statewide campaign in Utah?
Alina Zagitova performs during the short program. (Getty Images)
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.
Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged with one count of making false statements about his work as an attorney employed by a law firm engaged in 2012 by the Ukraine Ministry of Justice.
Shulkin is the latest Trump Cabinet member to face criticism for their travel practices. President Trump’s decision was communicated by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
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.
The Five Star Movement cherishes its image as the ultimate renegade, but it is atop the polls with national elections just two weeks away, and could find itself trying to form a government.
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