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Politico
May 27, 2022

'It's straight out of a playbook': At NRA convention, conspiracy theories abound
To many attendees, the mass shooting in Uvalde was about mental illness and dark forces pushing their own agendas.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Trump champions gun rights in NRA speech days after Uvalde school shooting
The former president stressed the importance of added school security measures such as metal detectors and arming teachers.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Arming teachers is hard, even in gun-loving Texas
Texas has allowed teachers to sign up as campus "marshals" since 2013 through a program created after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Politico
May 27, 2022

‘There's This Really Consistent Pathway': How Society Can Stop Mass Shooters Before They Act
Mass shooters overwhelmingly fit a certain profile, say Jillian Peterson and James Densley, which means it's possible to ID and treat them before they commit violence.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Two Professors Found What Creates a Mass Shooter. Will Politicians Pay Attention?
Mass shooters overwhelmingly fit a certain profile, say Jillian Peterson and James Densley, which means it's possible to ID and treat them before they commit violence.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Texas official: Police made ‘wrong decision' to wait on breaching Uvalde classroom
The on-scene commander believed at the time that the gunman had barricaded himself and that the children were no longer at risk.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Inside the Forecast: Trump's endorsement record, explained
POLITICO's Steve Shepard demystifies this week's election data in a video series.

Politico
May 27, 2022

House Dems weigh further guns action beyond 'red flag' laws
"We believe this is something worth fighting for, no matter the political consequences," a large group writes.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Opinion | Why Texans Can't Get the Gun Laws They Really Want
Texans, like most Americans, favor some restrictions on guns. But the political system doesn't work to turn that public sentiment into public policy.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Inflation blame game: Sorting out the culprits
The truth about who or what is actually at fault for inflation numbers not seen since the 1980s is more complex than any political talking points or anti-Fed screeds.

Politico
May 27, 2022

U.S. leans toward sending rocket systems to Ukraine
Kyiv has been asking for the weapons for months, but no final decision has been made.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Centrist Schrader ousted in Oregon primary
Rep. Kurt Schrader, a seven-term centrist Democrat from Oregon, has lost his primary to a progressive challenger, handing a massive win to the party's left flank.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Judge dismisses Trump's lawsuit seeking to stop New York civil probe
The U.S. District Court judge granted Tish James' motion to dismiss Donald Trump's complaint, allowing the probe of his business practices to continue.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Dr. Oz jumps the gun, declares himself ‘presumptive' GOP Senate nominee
Pennsylvania election officials confirm that there are roughly 1,200 Republican mail-in ballots left to be adjudicated, in addition to 4,000 outstanding provisional ballots from all parties.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Prosecution claims 'overwhelming' evidence of guilt for Clinton campaign attorney
Closing arguments presented to jury Friday in false-statement case against lawyer Michael Sussmann.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Prosecution: 'Overwhelming' evidence of guilt for Clinton campaign attorney
Jury began deliberations Friday in false-statement case against lawyer Michael Sussmann

Politico
May 27, 2022

The Time the Indy 500 Almost Canceled Donald Trump
In 2011, the greatest spectacle in racing asked Trump to drive the pace car, sparking a widespread outcry. Here's how it all went down.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Will ‘extremism' fracture the GOP? Cheney vs. Trump in Wyoming
Playbook co-author Ryan Lizza is in Wyoming this week talking to Victoria Eavis of the Casper Star-Tribune and Joseph McGinley, a Casper physician who led the Natrona County GOP for four years until 2021, and has repeatedly butted heads with a group of Trump-aligned activists.

Politico
May 27, 2022

The GOP's two favorite Dems try to turn their cred into a guns deal
Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have cut a huge infrastructure deal with Republicans and helped preserve the filibuster. Can that give them bipartisan progress on the thorniest of issues?

Politico
May 27, 2022

As Cheney files for reelection, poll from rival group shows her trailing badly
The survey, conducted by the Club for Growth, is consistent with other data out of Wyoming in the last year.

Politico
May 27, 2022

A Gun-Control Activist Said ‘Yes' to the Texas Governor's Invitation. Here's What Happened Next.
Gov. Greg Abbott invited Ed Scruggs to be part of two Texas task forces on gun safety. He started optimistic. He left feeling like a prop.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Dan Snyder's Secret Weapon: Republicans
Investigators are circling and fellow NFL owners are fuming. But on Capitol Hill, D.C.'s least popular man is a surprise partisan cause.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Opinion | The NRA Isn't that Powerful. Its Creed Is.
Even as the organization faces civil war, its zealotry has been embraced by Republican politicians and voters.

Politico
May 27, 2022

The gun debate roadblock you might not expect: Swing states
In some top Senate battlegrounds, gun-drenched GOP primaries and high firearm ownership rates thwart any chance of serious reform.

Politico
May 27, 2022

The nation's cartoonists on the week in politics
Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here's an offering of the best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere. Edited by Matt Wuerker.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Swing-state politics stymie gun debate
In some top Senate battlegrounds, gun-drenched GOP primaries and high firearm ownership rates thwart any chance of serious reform.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Wisconsin Senate race tightens as rivals close in on Barnes
Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, who has loaned millions out of his own pocket to his campaign, is a close second to the Wisconsin lieutenant governor.

Politico
May 27, 2022

Tucker Carlson Calls Him the Future of the GOP. First He Has to Get Elected.
Blake Masters is running on a hard-line nationalist agenda to reshape the Republican Party. But can the Peter Thiel protégé make it to the Senate?

Politico
May 26, 2022

Eastman said dueling electors were ‘dead on arrival' without state legislature backing
Yet the Trump attorney pressed Pence to consider them anyway, new emails reveal.

Politico
May 26, 2022

‘It Is Absolutely Comprehensible … It's Happened Over and Over Again'
Wendy Davis on why she thinks this is a hinge moment — but why so much is still stuck.

Politico
May 26, 2022

‘He can't just be the ‘eulogizer in chief'': Frustration grows over Biden's Texas response
The White House wants to have distance to see if a deal can be struck. Activists see a leadership vacuum.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Biden, first lady to travel to Uvalde on Sunday to grieve with victims' families
It will be Biden's second trip to a community rocked by gun violence in less than two weeks.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Behind the Jan. 6 panel's last-minute efforts to win 3 key Trump-world lawsuits
Former President Donald Trump and his allies have sued the select committee 25 times. The suits it's still fighting: Mark Meadows, the Republican National Committee and John Eastman.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Previously secret 'alternative' Mueller report goes public
Compendium of evidence gathered by the special counsel's 'Team M' is heavily redacted.

Politico
May 26, 2022

One Ukrainian family's perilous journey through Russia's ‘filtration camps'
For many Mariupol residents, Russia's brutal attack on the city was just the beginning. Next came the interrogations, humiliation, abuse, and forced deportations.

Politico
May 26, 2022

The 10 GOP senators to watch in the wake of the Texas school shooting
Democrats need to get at least 10 Senate Republicans on board to have a chance at even narrow gun safety legislation. Here's who's most likely to cut a deal.

Politico
May 26, 2022

9 senators kick off bipartisan gun safety talks after Texas shooting
The group is having early discussions on background checks and "red flag" laws in the wake of the mass shooting in Texas.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Supreme Court rejects red states' plea to block Biden climate metric
The decision means the White House can move forward with its plans to overhaul and likely significantly increase the number known as the social cost of carbon.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Biden's advocate for taxing the rich to leave White House
David Kamin, deputy director at the National Economic Council, will return to his teaching job at NYU

Politico
May 26, 2022

Meadows burned papers after meeting with Scott Perry, Jan. 6 panel told
The unusual move came after a meeting between then-President Donald Trump's then-chief of staff and the Pennsylvania Republican, according to recent testimony.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Opinion | Kemp and Pence Are GOP Heroes
The Republican politicians showed some spine and proved many voters in the party are ready to move on from Trump's 2020 falsehoods.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Opinion | Why Trump's Fantasies Couldn't Doom Kemp and Raffensperger
The Georgia Republicans showed some spine and proved many voters in the party are ready to move on from Trump's 2020 falsehoods.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Biden is squaring off with Bezos — and bringing back a top aide with Amazon ties
Anita Dunn is back in the administration, returning from a firm that does work for Amazon.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Republicans are poised to win the House and Senate. Welcome to our Election Forecast.
We rated every race in play in the midterms. Here's who we think will win.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Trump ordered to sit for questioning in New York civil probe
New York Attorney General Letitia James alleges in the investigation that Trump misstated the values of assets in financial statements.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Capitol Police were told they likely saw an Army flight. They evacuated anyway
Capitol officers had communicated that the only aircraft anywhere near the Capitol airspace was the authorized Golden Knights flight, according to an FAA timeline.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Opinion | No, This Isn't the Moment to Push for Gun Control. But It Can Be Done.
Americans really do want change. But they're coming from very different places on guns, and tragedies can make those divisions worse.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Blinken calls China ‘most serious long-term' threat to world order
"Beijing's vision would move us away from the universal values that have sustained so much of the world's progress," the secretary of State said.

Politico
May 26, 2022

CMS turning attention to hospitals with Covid outbreaks
The nation's hospital regulator is probing hospitals where patients were likely infected with Covid after a record spike in transmission this year.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Trump hits back at Kellyanne Conway for admitting that he lost in 2020
He would have, he says, excommunicated her from his inner sanctum had she said as much.

Politico
May 26, 2022

20 former House Republicans tell McCarthy, Jordan: Comply with Jan. 6 subpoena
It's going to fall on deaf ears — but it's a striking display from onetime colleagues.

Politico
May 26, 2022

2016 Clinton attorney Sussmann won't testify in his own defense at trial
Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments in the case beginning Friday morning.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Your move, Beijing: U.S.-China trade rivalry intensifies after Biden launches Asian economic pact
Chinese officials contend the U.S.' new trade initiative aims to isolate them from the rest of Asia. And experts say Beijing is likely to respond with an economic play of its own.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Build Back Butter: K-Pop band BTS heading to White House
The group's visit is scheduled for May 31, the conclusion of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Politico
May 26, 2022

In private, vulnerable Senate Dems back off tech bill
Democratic leaders want to crack down on Big Tech. Others in the party think it's too big of a risk.

Politico
May 26, 2022

GOP state legislative campaign hub launches plan to turbocharge online fundraising
The Republican State Leadership Committee is launching a new digital fundraising program in partnership with state GOP groups.

Politico
May 26, 2022

New Heritage Action super PAC targets Georgia Senate race
The Sentinel Action Fund marks a new chapter in the work of the nearly 50-year-old Heritage Foundation and its aligned groups.

Politico
May 26, 2022

New Heritage super PAC targets Georgia Senate race
The Sentinel Action Fund marks a new chapter in the work of the nearly 50-year-old Heritage Foundation and its aligned groups.

Politico
May 26, 2022

‘This is a crisis point': Job training deficit leaves critical jobs unfilled
The U.S. spends far less on workforce development than most other wealthy nations, which has made it difficult for its workforce and supply chain to meet the challenges of the pandemic.

Politico
May 26, 2022

'Trump picked this fight': Why heavyweight Republicans no longer fear Trump
Bold-face GOP names have never been so comfortable crossing Trump as in recent weeks.

Politico
May 26, 2022

A Forecasting Model Used by the CIA Predicts a Surprising Turn in U.S.-China Relations
The administration could soon lower tariffs if some power plays in Washington and Beijing take flight.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Mass killings lead to mass amnesia
Forget about society becoming desensitized to murder: How about you?

Politico
May 26, 2022

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill as gun debate heats up
A nearly identical version of the legislation that failed Thursday passed the House with no Republican objections two years ago.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Senate GOP set to block domestic terrorism bill as gun debate heats up
A nearly identical version of the legislation poised to fail Thursday passed the House with no Republican objections two years ago. Things are different across the building this time.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Yellen, Biden's not-so-secret weapon, sees clout diminished
Janet Yellen, the first woman to serve as Treasury secretary, is seen as a technocrat, a widely respected, above-the-fray leader rather than a flame thrower in a political messaging war.

Politico
May 26, 2022

Robb Elementary had security. It didn't stop a massacre.
Texas officials are revisiting efforts to bolster mental health services and harden school security as families grieve the tragic attack at Robb Elementary School.

Politico
May 25, 2022

In Australia, climate burned the right
Australia's Liberals were the latest major party to pay the price for slow climate action.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Oklahoma governor signs nation's strictest abortion ban
The law takes effect immediately upon Gov. Kevin Stitt's signature and prohibits all abortions with few exceptions.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Republicans pledge allegiance to a hobbled NRA
Despite the school massacre, Donald Trump and other prominent pols are still planning to speak at an event the group is holding this week in Houston.

Politico
May 25, 2022

‘Precious individuals' taken in Texas school shooting
All of the dead were in the same fourth-grade classroom.

Politico
May 25, 2022

China's fragility feeds the doom-mongers in Davos
Fêted at the World Economic Forum in 2017, Xi Jinping is now accused of torpedoing the global economy with his disastrous Zero Covid strategy.

Politico
May 25, 2022

How Raffensperger went from Trump outcast to MAGA vanquisher
Georgia's Republican secretary of state traveled relentlessly and went on conservative media to meet his GOP critics and win them over.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Abbott, FDA offer conflicting timelines for reopening shuttered infant formula plant
An Abbott executive also denied there is a "culture problem" at the company's Michigan plant, which is at the center of the country's current formula shortages.

Politico
May 25, 2022

RIP Davos Man, long live globalization
Open markets aren't what they used to be. A more complicated, more regional economic system is reshaping the global order.

Politico
May 25, 2022

'That is the wrong answer': Senators split on specific solutions following Texas shootings
GOP senators tried to pass a bill codifying a federal clearinghouse on school safety practices. Chuck Schumer objected.

Politico
May 25, 2022

New Jersey governor says Republicans taking ‘blood money' from gun lobby
"Let's make every legislator show whose side they have chosen to be on — the people of New Jersey's or the gun lobby's," New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Federal tax receipts boom, powered by inflation
CBO says receipts this year will be highest since 2000, when dot-com bubble drove a big revenue increase.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Pennsylvania GOP Senate nail-biter triggers recount
Election officials said there are 860 undated Republican mail-in and absentee ballots in 65 of the state's 67 counties.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Why the Cuellar-Cisneros race is far from over
As Republicans look to build on Donald Trump's gains among Latino voters, they're pouring more resources into South Texas than ever before.

Politico
May 25, 2022

'You are doing nothing': O'Rourke accosts Abbott at press conference on shooting
O'Rourke was escorted out of the event by security.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Beto O'Rourke challenges Abbott on gun violence at Uvalde press conference
Beto O'Rourke was escorted out of the event by security.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Jury sees conflicting evidence on Michael Sussmann's role at FBI Trump-Russia meeting
The prosecution rested in the false-statement case brought by special counsel John Durham.

Politico
May 25, 2022

U.S. deficit will shrink to $1T this year before soaring, federal forecasters say
At the same time, inflation is likely to persist throughout the year and then ease as economic growth slows, says Congress' nonpartisan scorekeeper.

Politico
May 25, 2022

U.S. deficit will skyrocket after shrinking to $1T this year, CBO predicts
This year's shortfall is down from the nation's $2.8 trillion deficit last year. But Congress' nonpartisan scorekeeper forecasts much higher budget gaps ahead.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Watchdog raises flags about nepotism, incompetence on State Department promotion panels
Some of the panels' "public members" were friends or family of department staffers. The positions can pay thousands of dollars.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Watchdog raises flags about who serves on State Department promotion panels
Some of the panels' "public members" were friends or family of department staffers. The positions can pay thousands of dollars.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Opinion | A Trump Repudiation? Look at the Big Picture.
Even if they haven't won Donald Trump's endorsement, most of the Republicans winning primaries have embraced his fantasies about the 2020 election.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Trump expressed support for hanging Pence during Capitol riot, Jan. 6 panel told
The select panel has heard that, after "hang Mike Pence" chants broke out, the then-president expressed support for the prospect of hanging his No. 2, three people told POLITICO.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Trump will attend NRA convention in school shooting's wake
In addition to Trump, other Republicans set to speak at the meeting include Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Biden's presidency has been colored by crises. It now faces the grimmest one yet.
The shooting at a Texas elementary school will test the president. It also may spotlight, once more, the frustrations he's felt in office.

Politico
May 25, 2022

2 Republicans to skip NRA convention, citing non-shooting reasons
Donald Trump hasn't publicly stated whether he still plans to go.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Ça va trop loin, or not far enough? Quebec passes controversial new law to ‘promote and enhance' French
Critics of the legislation say far-reaching reform will have collateral damage on work, study and health care in the province.

Politico
May 25, 2022

ATF nominee tries to address GOP criticisms in wake of mass shooting
Steven Dettelbach said he hugged his children "a little bit harder" following Tuesday's mass killing in a Texas elementary school.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Skeptical Schumer gives bipartisan gun talks a chance
"I think it's a slim prospect. Very slim, all too slim. We've been burnt so many times before. But this is so important," the Senate majority leader said Wednesday.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Schumer gives green light as bipartisan gun talks begin
"It's the only approach that will result in law," said Majority Whip Dick Durbin. "I talked to him this morning, he said if there's even the possibility of getting bipartisanship we'll try to find it."

Politico
May 25, 2022

Senate begins search for bipartisan gun deal after Schumer's green light
"It's the only approach that will result in law," said Majority Whip Dick Durbin. "He said if there's even the possibility of getting bipartisanship, we'll try to find it."

Politico
May 25, 2022

What election night in Texas looked like after the mass shooting
Candidates' speeches turned into condolences, and a voting center in Uvalde was converted to gather parents trying to find their children.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Congress' next possible steps on guns after Texas mass shooting
Here's six dynamics we'll be watching in the coming days.

Politico
May 25, 2022

South Carolina Democrat seeks to make abortion key issue in governor's race
Former Rep. Joe Cunningham released a TV ad on abortion this week as he runs for governor.

Politico
May 25, 2022

Most in Senate GOP shun total abortion ban
Many Senate Republicans aren't singing the tune of Herschel Walker — instead saying they do support exceptions to an abortion ban that include rape, incest and the life of the mother.

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