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Iowa governor defends secrecy surrounding firing of ally

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is defending the secrecy surrounding her firing of a longtime ally accused of sexual harassment

WH tries to clarify Trump 'breeding' tweet

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says that President Trump's tweet about sanctuary cities and a "breeding concept" in California was referring to a "growing" immigration problem.

The Company That Created Bump Stocks Is Shutting…

The company that created bump stocks is shutting down. Slide Fire Solutions was founded in 2010 by an Air Force veteran. The company is based in Moran, Texas, which has under 300 residents, and is one of the town’s largest employers. The company will stop taking orders and shut down its site May 20.   Bump stocks can make a semi-automatic rifle act like a rapid-fire machine gun. The supplier came under criticism after the Las Vegas shooting, the gunman used a bump stock to alter his AR-15 rifle, leading to the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Following the shooting, the NRA issued a statement calling for bump stock reform — The Brady Campaign also filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer. After the mass shooting in Parkland, FL, Trump also called for reform, stating, “Just a few moments ago, I signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to propose regulations to ben all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns.” However, no bans or regulations have been implemented since he made that announcement .   Student survivors and their supporters have been particularly vocal about gun reform ever since the shooting in Parkland,, and the company shut-down is evidence that their voices are being heard.

The Latest: French president arrives for state visit

President Emmanuel Macron of France has arrived on a state visit to the United States

Sarah Palin Really Wants You to Drink This…

Move over, Beyonce and Dwayne Johnson : There's apparently a new Instagram influencer in town. That would be Sarah Palin, per CNN , who only showed up on the social media platform in October, yet already has more than 26,000 followers and has now taken to promoting a "skinny" beverage. In...

WH: No need for Cohen pardon ... at this point

White House legislative affairs director Marc Short tells CNN's Chris Cuomo there are no plans for President Trump's to pardon his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, saying there would be "quite an outcry" if he did.

Why Adem Bunkeddeko Is Taking on the Democratic…

This 30-year-old wants a new generation of Democrats — and he's leading the charge by running for Congress in New York.

Group blames Trump for jump in attacks on US Muslims

A Muslim civil rights group is blasting President Donald Trump and his administration, saying his words and policies led to a sharp increase in attacks and bias against Muslims in 2017

Maggie Haberman responds after Trump attack

New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman responds to President Trump's twitter attack following an article Haberman wrote about the President's relationship with his personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

The Future of Legalization and Decriminalization

The Root's Michael Harriot discusses the road to legalizing marijuana and whether industry support from people like John Boehner will move the process along.

Rosenstein puts aside Russia probe to argue at…

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has taken some time off from overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to argue his first case at the Supreme Court

The Russian Lawyer Who Met Donald Trump Jr. Is…

A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father’s 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has not contacted her yet.

Stormy Daniels's Lawyer Considers Defamation Suit…

The lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels says it is an "outrage" that President Trump attacked his client on Twitter. "I'm not going to tolerate it," Avenatti told Cheddar Thursday.

Lawmakers: EPA analysis said Pruitt bug sweep was…

New internal documents say a sweep for hidden listening devices in Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's office was shoddy and wasn't properly certified under U.S. government practices

Can Secret JFK Files Shed Light on a 1971 Suicide?

A long-dead diplomat's family is urging President Trump to release still-secret files on John F. Kennedy's assassination ahead of the Thursday deadline Trump set to do so , in hopes it changes the story of their father's suicide. After 18 years with the State Department, Charles Thomas saw it all come...

Several generations of presidents in one photo

First lady Melania Trump and several generations of presidents pay tribute to the late Barbara Bush at her funeral.

Another Power Outage Leaves Most Puerto Ricans in…

Large swaths of Puerto Rico lost power Wednesday, the second major service interruption in less than two weeks. That makes efforts to recover from Hurricane Maria even harder, says Kelly Macias, a staff writer at the Daily Kos. Thousands of people on the island have been in the dark since the storm hit in September.