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Nov 27 2019
School shootings like the recent one in Santa Clarita, Calif., have focused the nation's attention on school safety. And schools across the U.S. are wrestling with how to prevent themselves from becoming the site of the next tragedy.
Many schools are turning to highly visible "hardened" security measures. For example, at least eight states now have laws mandating active shooter drillsNPR (Online News)
Mar 31 2021
A federal appeals court rejects a highly implausible redefinition of machine guns.
Two years ago, peaceful, law-abiding gun owners across the country became felons overnight, thanks to the Trump administration's ban on bump stocks. But as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit recognized last week, Congress alone has the authority to define new federal crimes, while the presidentReason
Mar 31 2021
President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan is no joke.
The huge -- more than $2 trillion -- proposal he will unveil Wednesday covers an expansive and vital policy area that became a Washington punch line in the Trump administration and resulted in painful dashed hopes for previous presidents.
For Biden, infrastructure is about far more than fixing America's creaking and crumblingCNN (Online News)
Mar 31 2021
President Biden will unveil a $2 trillion infrastructure plan centered on fixing roads and bridges, expanding broadband internet access and boosting funding for research and development, while proposing an expansive increase in corporate taxes to pay for the package.
Mr. Biden will unveil the proposal during a Wednesday afternoon speech in Pittsburgh, where he kicked off hisWall Street Journal (News)
Mar 31 2021
New clinical trials showed that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine elicits "100% efficacy and robust antibody responses" in adolescents from 12-15 years old, the drug company announced Wednesday. The trial included 2,260 trial participants; the results are even better than earlier responses from participants ages 16-25.
Pfizer and its vaccine partner BioNTech say they will submit the results "asNPR (Online News)
Oct 20 2020
EVEN IF President Donald Trump loses on November 3, it’s hard to imagine that he’ll ever be convicted of any crime, much less serve time in prison.
That’s because, first and foremost, no former U.S. president has ever seen the inside of a cell — and not because all presidents have faithfully followed the law. Presidents accumulate huge favors owed, favors that they cash in, figurativelyThe Intercept
Dec 01 2016
Senate Democrats almost certainly cannot stop Donald Trump's Cabinet from being confirmed. But that doesn't mean they won't make the process as painful as possible for the new President.CNN (Online News)
Feb 27 2013
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are going to the White House Friday to meet on the sequester.Politico
Jul 19 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday he will schedule a vote to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan "early next week," even though that approach lacks the votes mere hours after he suggested it.CBS News (Online)
Jan 22 2021
Mina Mahdavi, a 39-year-old solutions and cybersecurity engineer in California who has not been able to bring her mother from Iran to the U.S. because of the Trump administration’s anti-Muslim travel ban, tried everything she could think of.
She applied for a waiver, called the consulate and her representatives in Congress, all without avail. Her applications were always rejected.HuffPost