Category «POLITICS»

Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks: White House

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, on Friday about a bi-partisan bill that he and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy introduced to …

On Gun Violence, We Are a Failed State

WASHINGTON — The surest sign a political regime is failing is its inability to do anything about a problem universally seen as urgent and that has some obvious remedies. And it’s a mark of political corruption when unaccountable cliques block solutions that enjoy broad support and force their selfish interests to prevail over the common …

Trump takes on the FBI, Russia probe and 2016 election – The Denver Post

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump questioned the intensifying special counsel’s investigation of his campaign and administration while attacking his own national security adviser, the Federal Bureau of Investigation he controls, Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, Democrats in Congress, CNN and others in a nine-hour span of tweets that included profanity and …

Elizabeth Swaney, an American skiing for Hungary, delivers average-skier perspective to Olympic halfpipe contest – The Denver Post

BONGPYEONG, South Korea — A popular internet meme pines for average people in Olympic contests to provide a point of reference. This week’s Olympic women’s pipe contest offers that plebian context with Elizabeth Swaney. The 33-year-old American with a graduate degree from Harvard University is Hungary’s first Olympic freestyle skier after qualifying through both the country’s …