Trump slams the brakes on Obama gun-safety measures

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the mass shooting last month at a high school in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump vowed to use his executive authority to enact gun control through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. But over the past year, the ATF has been moving in the opposite direction, delaying new gun-safety rules developed under the Obama administration. As part of Trump's government-wide push for deregulation, the ATF has stalled a number of gun regulations that had been moving forward under Obama, including a new requirement to make secure gun storage or safety devices more widely available. Last year, the administration formally reclassified the proposed gun storage rule and…
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Watch: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Snaps After A Horrible Day, Has Raging Meltdown On Twitter

Today was a rough one for White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as she struggled to defend Donald Trump and provide answers about why Trump’s former campaign aide, Sam Nunberg, spilled the beans on Trump on live television. Clearly, all the pressure adds up eventually, and Huckabee Sanders was looking for a target to unleash all her anger and frustration on. That target just happened to be CNN’s Jim Acosta, who was subjected to an angry tweet from Sanders. Earlier in the day, Acosta had called Huckabee Sanders out during her press pool for ignoring him and not taking questions from CNN for the third press briefing in a row.…
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Texas Democrats just scored a significant victory at the ballot box

If you need a clear sign that a blue wave is coming, look no further than Texas. The state just set a record for early voting, with Democrats outvoting Republicans by 25,000 ballots since early voting began on Feb. 20. This is the first time in a decade – since Barack Obama faced off with Hillary Clinton in 2008 – that Democrats have cast more ballots than Republicans. In the last two election cycles, Republicans cast 100,000 more votes than Democrats in Texas. So far, Democrats are ahead by 25,000 votes. That doesn’t include votes cast on Thursday or Friday. Experts attribute the Democratic surge to opposition to Donald Trump. “If…
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Early Voting Among Texas Democrats Is Off the Charts

Some superstitious Democrats might see reports of really good early-voting numbers from Texas and immediately avert their gazes. It hasn’t been that long, after all, that reports of a Democratic advantage in early voting in places like Florida and North Carolina contributed materially to Democratic overconfidence in a Hillary Clinton victory. No one is likely to predict that Texas is on the brink of turning blue based on the early-voting numbers we are seeing right now. They are for a primary (to be held next Tuesday), not a general election. And they are only from the state’s largest counties, not the rural areas where Republicans are traditionally very strong. But…
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Kansas man hurls racist insult and spits on black preschooler at Hooters—police make no arrest

A fireman in Kansas spat on a black child and called him racial slurs at a restaurant on Monday night, local media reported. The incident took place when a preschool-aged boy had wandered off from a family birthday party at a Hooters restaurant in Overland Park, KS, just outside Kansas City. After a relative came to get the child, witnesses said the man used “the N-word” and spat on the boy. “He basically said get that little ‘blank’ up off the floor,” one witness, who said he was five feet away from the incident, said. “The n-word started to get thrown around.” When Overland Park police responded to the scene, the witness was…
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