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Published on Politics. Florida’s House rejected a measure banning assault-style rifles, like the one used in last week’s shooting. The president is directing the Justice Department to develop regulations to ban bump stocks.

Pence Planned To Meet North Koreans At Olympics, But Pyongyang Cancelled

Published on Politics. The State Department says on Feb. 10, the vice president was to have met with North Korean representatives, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister. However, “at the last minute,” Pyongyang backed out. (Image credit: Bernat Armangue/AP)

Pence Planned To Meet North Koreans At Olympics, But Pyongyang Canceled

Published on Politics. The State Department says on Feb. 10, the vice president was to have met with North Korean representatives, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister. However, “at the last minute,” Pyongyang backed out. (Image credit: Bernat Armangue/AP)

Trump’s ‘tougher on Russia’ claim fits a pattern of striving to one-up Obama

Published on Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post. The 45th president frequently tries to outdo the 44th, even when facts get in the way.

Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly

Published on Politics on HuffingtonPost.com. Another sign of a big year for Democrats.

Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

Published on Politics. The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23. (Image credit: Stephen Lance Dennee/AP)

In Wake Of Florida Shooting, Trump Calls For New Regulations On Bump Stocks

Published on Politics. The president is directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose ways to ban devices like the ones used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that accelerate the shooting rate of semi-automatic weapons. (Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

Trump Moves to Regulate ‘Bump Stock’ Devices

Published on NYT > Politics. The president asked the Justice Department to propose regulations that would ban “bump stocks,” which can convert a semiautomatic gun into an automatic weapon.

Romney faces complicated path as he begins run for Senate seat

Published on Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post. What motivates him, at age 70 and with two dozen grandchildren, to decide to submit himself to the rigors and occasional tedium of a statewide […]

After Florida Shooting, Students Are Lobbying For New Gun Regulations

Published on Politics. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are headed to Tallahassee to lobby state lawmakers to pass new gun regulations. NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks to Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times about the state of play […]

Some Conservatives Are Trying To Discredit Outspoken Florida Shooting Survivors

Published on Politics on HuffingtonPost.com. They’re dismissing arguments in favor of gun control by targeting the students themselves.