Post Politics Now: Biden, first lady will travel to Uvalde on Sunday
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.
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.
Justice Dept. won’t 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.
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.
The Trailer: Establishment wins, surging turnout and burning Bushes: Takeaways from this week’s 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.
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.
David Perdue’s historically bad comeback attempt
How his 52-point loss stacks up to others in recent years.
Trump’s 30 percent problem
Over and over again, his endorsed candidates in competitive races have taken less than one-third of the vote -- suggesting a limited hardcore base.
Bipartisan Senate group starts talking about gun proposals
The talks, to be led by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), began in earnest moments after Senate Republicans blocked a bill aimed at combating domestic terrorism.
Tallying America’s fascination with AR-15-style rifles
What spurs interest in buying AR-15s? The threat of regulation.
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.
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.
Demands not to ‘politicize’ tragedy are themselves political demands
In the wake of gun violence, the demand is often meant to dissipate energy.
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.
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.
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.
H.R. 8 gun background check bill probably won’t pass, even after Uvalde
Critics are calling for H.R. 8′s 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.
How Uvalde’s 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
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.
Kristine Gebbie, first White House AIDS czar, dies at 78
Trained as a nurse, she was named by President Bill Clinton as the country's first "AIDS czar."
Oklahoma governor signs bill banning abortions after ‘fertilization’
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) on Wednesday signed a law that would effectively prohibit almost all abortions in the state.