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Democratic Memo Released

The House Intelligence Committee released a redacted Democratic memo written to rebut the Republican memo that alleges bias at the DOJ and FBI against the Trump campaign in the Russia probe.

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Gates Pleads Guilty

Richard Gates, former Trump campaign adviser and longtime junior business partner of Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday afternoon as part of a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the election. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of making a false statement to the FBI agents investigating Russian interference and has agreed to cooperate fully with the special counsel's office.

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Companies Split with NRA

After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, many NRA-affiliated companies have faced public pressure via the #BoycottNRA social media campaign to cut ties with the association. Some companies have announced that they will be ending their NRA affiliations and services. These companies include Symantec, First National Bank of Omaha, and Enterprise Holdings, among others.

Debating Guns With Civility

"Unlike the stupid hysterics over net neutrality, tax policy, or regulatory reform, the gun debate really is — at its heart — about life and death. It’s about different ways of life, different ways of perceiving your role in a nation and a community. Given these immense stakes, extra degrees of charity and empathy are necessary in public discussion and debate."