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White House vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns

The idea of arming some teachers has been controversial and has drawn sharp opposition from the National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers lobby, among other groups.

‘Pure evil’: Politicians react to Florida school shooting

President Trump, local politicians and national lawmakers weighed in on the Feb. 14 high school shooting in South Florida.

Shulkin on Europe trip: ‘The optics of this are not good’

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) on Feb. 15 asked Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin about his taxpayer-funded travel to Europe in 2017, which has come under scrutiny.

Durbin references Chloe Kim in immigration debate

During immigration talks on the Senate floor on Feb. 13, 2018, Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) told the story of Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim and her father, who came to the U.S. in 1982.

Pence: ‘John Kelly has done a remarkable job as chief of staff’

Vice President Pence on Feb. 14 said White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly “has done a remarkable job.” Kelly is facing scrutiny for his response to allegations of abuse against a former White House official.

Wray vs. the White House on Porter

The White House’s claims of no previous knowledge about domestic violence allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter were challenged by FBI Director Christopher A. Wray’s timeline of events.

Wray vs. the White House on Porter

The White House’s claims of no previous knowledge about domestic violence allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter were challenged by FBI Director Christopher A. Wray’s timeline of events.

Mulvaney says Trump’s military parade would cost between $10 and $30 million

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Feb. 14 that President Trump’s desired military parade would cost “between $10 million and $30 million, depending on the size of the parade.”

Save My Care: ‘Block Gov. Otter’s Attack on Health Care’ | Campaign 2018

Save My Care, a group that supports the Affordable Care Act, is airing an ad to pressure Idaho to only allow health insurers to sell plans that comply with ACA regulations.

Save My Care: ‘Block Gov. Otter’s Attack on Health Care’ | Campaign 2018

Save My Care, a group that supports the Affordable Care Act, is airing an ad to pressure Idaho to only allow health insurers to sell plans that comply with ACA regulations.

Save My Care: ‘Block Gov. Otter’s Attack on Health Care’ | Campaign 2018

Save My Care, a group that supports the Affordable Care Act, is airing an ad to pressure Idaho to only allow health insurers to sell plans that comply with ACA regulations.

Trump urges senators to back his immigration proposal

President Trump on Feb. 13 said his proposal for an immigration overhaul “keeps terrorists, drug dealers, criminals and gang members out of our country.”

Sanders: Trump donating salary to Transportation Department

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Feb. 13 said President Trump is donating his quarterly salary to the Transportation Department.

Senators weigh in on possible DACA legislation

U.S. Senators on Feb. 13 expressed optimism they can find a solution to protect “dreamers” who were shielded under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

McConnell blames Democrats for holding up immigration debate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Feb. 13 that the Senate needs to wrap up their immigration debate “this week.”

Schumer: Let the Senate work its ‘bipartisan will’

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Feb. 13 called on Republicans to introduce a narrow bill to protect dreamers, saying “our text is ready to go.”

Watch Paul Ryan argue to lower the deficit, over and over

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) made a name for himself as a deficit hawk, but now has supported a tax plan and a spending bill that will balloon the national debt.

Mulvaney suggests ‘Blue Apron-type program’ instead of food stamps

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney explained on Feb. 12 how the Trump administration hopes to save money on food aid after proposing to cut food stamp funding.

What’s the immigration status of Melania Trump’s parents?

President Trump has railed against “chain migration.” His wife is an immigrant and his in-laws are in the U.S., but how did they come in?