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Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 07:44 PM EST

Trump Slams Active-Shooter Drills, Wants 'Hardened' Schools

Trump Slams Active-Shooter Drills, Wants 'Hardened' Schools

President Donald Trump says drills that teach students how to respond if an active shooter ever enters the premises "are a very negative thing." Trump says he wouldn't want to tell his son that he has to go...

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 02:16 PM EST

Poehler, Scott Slam NRA for Tweeting 'Parks and Rec' GIF

Poehler, Scott Slam NRA for Tweeting 'Parks and Rec' GIF

After the National Rifle Association invoked the spirit of Leslie Knope with a "Parks and Rec" GIF on Twitter, the show's alumni slammed the organization for using their star to push a "pro-slaughter agenda."...

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 04:42 PM EST

NRA Chief: It's Time 'to Harden Our Schools'

NRA Chief: It's Time 'to Harden Our Schools'

NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference a week after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, arguing it is time “to harden our schools.”

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 08:56 PM EST

NRA’s LaPierre: 'We Must Immediately Harden Our Schools'

NRA’s LaPierre: 'We Must Immediately Harden Our Schools'

Leaders of the National Rifle Association on Thursday accused gun control advocates of exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting, striking a defiant tone amid a renewed debate over guns and school safety....

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 09:09 AM EST

NJ School Tells Students Not to Stage Mass Shooting Walkout

NJ School Tells Students Not to Stage Mass Shooting Walkout

Hundreds of students staged walk-outs across New Jersey to mark one week since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, but at least one school told students they could be suspended if...

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 07:23 PM EST

Fla. Shooting Survivors Take on Rubio, NRA at Town Hall

Fla. Shooting Survivors Take on Rubio, NRA at Town Hall

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures at a town hall after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at...

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 02:05 AM EST

Oversight Committee Wants to Look at Pruitt's Travel Records

Oversight Committee Wants to Look at Pruitt's Travel Records

A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy issued a letter to...

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 09:35 PM EST

Students Across US Stage Walkouts to Protest Gun Violence

Students Across US Stage Walkouts to Protest Gun Violence

In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting...

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 08:05 PM EST

GOP Leaders Try to Halt Pennsylvania Congressional Map

GOP Leaders Try to Halt Pennsylvania Congressional Map

Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the imposition of new congressional district maps viewed as likely to give Democrats a boost in their quest to capture...

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 07:20 PM EST

Alex Trebek to Moderate Pennsylvania Governor's Debate

Alex Trebek to Moderate Pennsylvania Governor's Debate

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is set to moderate a debate in this year’s Pennsylvania governor’s race.

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