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Fact check: Could a President Beto O’Rourke actually confiscate assault weapons?

Fact check: Could a President Beto O’Rourke actually confiscate assault weapons?

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas has made his position on assault weapons crystal clear. “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke said during Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.” To accomplish this, O’Rourke has proposed a mandatory confiscation…MORE

Republicans want to make Orange County red again

Republicans want to make Orange County red again

After a 2018 Republican wipeout in Orange County, San Juan Capistrano Mayor Brian Maryott is betting that his record as “a quiet leader” can help turn the GOP’s congressional fortunes around in Southern California. That was the message Maryott delivered to a group of three dozen Republicans at a hilly country club home on a…MORE

Debate opens new fronts on guns, Biden’s age in Democratic race

Debate opens new fronts on guns, Biden’s age in Democratic race

The latest Democratic debate threw up a rich haul of clashes, incidents, slow burning controversies and policy collisions that will help define the 2020 race in the weeks to come. Often, a debate’s impact only becomes clear in subsequent days, when exchanges that did not immediately resonate take on extra significance as the churn of…MORE

GOP Trump challengers slam canceled primaries: ‘Only the weak fear competition’

GOP Trump challengers slam canceled primaries: ‘Only the weak fear competition’

All three Republican primary challengers lambasted state GOP leaders — and President Donald Trump — for opting to cancel their 2020 presidential primary elections in a show of support for the President. “In the United States, citizens choose their leaders,” former Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, former Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois and former…MORE

Homeland Security investigating who drew a swastika inside one of its buildings

Homeland Security investigating who drew a swastika inside one of its buildings

A hand-drawn swastika was found on the third floor of a Department of Homeland Security building on Friday in Washington, a government official told CNN. Some staffers in the building, on the Nebrask Avenue Complex in Washington, were notified about the Nazi symbol in an email from Principal Deputy Undersecretary for the Office of Intelligence…MORE

Trump now says not all vaping is bad

Trump now says not all vaping is bad

President Donald Trump seemed to strike a different tone on vaping in a tweet Friday evening after announcing earlier in the week an effort to ban almost all flavored vaping products. “While I like the Vaping alternative to Cigarettes, we need to make sure this alternative is SAFE for ALL!” the President tweeted. “Let’s get…MORE

Otto Warmbier’s parents will have dinner at the White House

Otto Warmbier’s parents will have dinner at the White House

The parents of Otto Warmbier, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, will have dinner at the White House on Saturday night with President Donald Trump and Richard Grenell, the US ambassador to Germany, according to two administration sources. Otto Warmbier was an American college student who was held prisoner for 17 months by Pyongyang and died shortly…MORE

Summer’s over on Capitol Hill

Summer’s over on Capitol Hill

It was back to business in Washington this week as Congress returned from its six-week summer recess to get back to work. But it wasn’t exactly business as usual. House Democrats face a new math equation,┬ánow that more than half of the caucus supports impeachment — and that split over how to proceed around impeachment…MORE

DOJ argues House lawmakers should not gain access to Mueller grand jury materials

DOJ argues House lawmakers should not gain access to Mueller grand jury materials

The Justice Department said Friday that a request to a federal court from House Democrats seeking access to secret grand jury material underlying special counsel Robert Mueller’s report should be turned down because the lawmakers have “come nowhere close to demonstrating a particularized need” for the information. House Democrats first filed suit in July, days…MORE