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Democrats Challenge GOP on Gun Control After Moment of Silence in House

The House floor erupted Monday night as Democrats challenged Republicans on gun-control laws, saying a moment of silence following the deadly assault in Orlando was inadequate and that Congress under GOP control hasn't done enough after years of mass shootings.

Donald Trump Revokes Washington Post’s Press Credentials

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday said his campaign is revoking the press credentials of the Washington Post, citing its coverage of the candidate’s comments on the Orlando shooting.

Q&A: What Is an ‘Assault Weapon’?

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is renewing her call for a ban on "assault weapons"-- but there is much confusion about the term. Here's an explanation.

Four Questions To Consider on Orlando Massacre

Aaron David Miller poses four questions about the Orlando massacre.

Marco Rubio Opens Door to Senate Bid After Orlando Shooting

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) opened the door to running for re-election, saying that the mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend had led him to consider "how I can best serve."

Trump Suggests Obama Sympathetic to Islamic Terrorists

Donald Trump suggested Barack Obama was complicit with the radical Islamic forces he said inspired the gunman who killed 49 people in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub, alleging in an interview that the president “doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands.”

5 Things to Know About the Orlando Shooting

The worst mass shooting in U.S. history left at least 50 people dead early Sunday morning in a case that raised a series of urgent concerns, including the threat of homegrown terrorism, anti-gay violence, and the vulnerability of “soft” targets to mass killings.

Hillary Clinton Bets the Political System Works

Hillary Clinton's faith in the political system will be tested in the campaign against Republican Donald Trump.

Obama Remarks on Orlando Shootings: ‘United’ in Grief, Outrage, Resolve

President Barack Obama condemned what he called an “act of terror and an act of hate,” calling on Americans to stand united in the wake of the Orlando shooting rampage. Here is the text of his remarks.

‘Outlandish’ Comments, ‘Sore Losers’ Block GOP Unity on Trump

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Sunday he would withhold his endorsement of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign until the presumptive Republican nominee stopped making “outlandish statements” such as his comments about a Latino federal judge.

Bernie Sanders to Meet With Hillary Clinton as Campaign Winds Down

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he is planning to meet with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton this week to question her about her policy agenda, in what could be a definitive step toward him ending his campaigning.

A Combative Donald Trump Shows Up at Tampa and Pittsburgh Rallies

Some people who know Republican presumptive presidential nominee say he has two aspects: a thoughtful, charming private demeanor and an impulsive, inflammatory public persona. But now, two public images of Mr. Trump appear to be emerging:...Show More Summary

Trump’s Florida Rally Likely to Rekindle University Controversy

Donald Trump’s visit to Florida Saturday for the first time since the state’s March primary is calling attention to the lawsuit against Trump University despite the Republican presumptive nominee’s effort to move past the controvers...

Donald Trump Rebuts Allegations of Racism

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday offered his first public defense against critics who have called his attacks on a federal judge's Mexican ethnicity racist, by calling himself "the least racist person that you've ever seen" at a campaign rally in Richmond, Va.

Republican Senator’s ‘Prayer’ for Barack Obama Sparks Protests

At a conference of prominent Christian conservative activists on Friday, Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue joked that the audience should pray for President Barack Obama, citing a verse that in its entirety calls for the death of the prayer's object.

AFL-CIO Prepares to Endorse Hillary Clinton

The nation’s largest federation of labor unions is preparing to endorse Hillary Clinton for president next week, giving her campaign a boost from one of the Democratic Party’s key constituencies and turning away from Bernie Sanders.

Malia Obama Graduates From High School

Malia Obama, the oldest daughter of President Barack Obama, is graduating from high school on Friday, with her family in attendance.

Can Hillary Clinton Wrest the News Cycle From Donald Trump?

Doug Heye: Donald Trump’s ability to dominate a news cycle isn’t going away, but over the coming weeks we will see if the Clinton campaign can diminish it.

President Obama Slow-Jams the News, Writes Thank You Notes With Jimmy Fallon

After endorsing Hillary Clinton earlier in the day, the commander in chief appeared on Thursday's "Tonight Show."

House GOP National Security Plan Is At Odds With Party’s Own Record

Brian Katulis: House Republicans' national security plan seeks to create some distance from Donald Trump's positions, but some of its points are at odds with lawmakers' own record.

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