{FD} Dems taking heat from allies for fixation on slamming tax cuts, Trump

Washington Democrats are taking heat from some of their biggest financial supporters over a midterm-election strategy still focused on bashing President Trump and the Republican tax cut plan – as recent polls suggest the party's candidates could be losing their edge.

{FD} Colorado state rep, Columbine survivor, pushes to end gun-free zones in schools

Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who was a Columbine High School sophomore at the time of the 1999 mass shooting, is hoping this time his ideas finally will be heard and enacted — legislation to remove gun restrictions in schools.

{FD} Colorado congressman, Columbine survivor, pushes to end gun-free zones in schools

Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who was a Columbine High School sophomore at the time of the 1999 mass shooting, is hoping this time his ideas finally will be heard and enacted — legislation to remove gun restrictions in schools.

{FD} Trump asks why Obama didn’t ‘do something about Russian meddling’

President Trump on Monday followed other Republican leaders in questioning why the Obama administration “failed to act” on the intelligence that Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics began in 2014.

{FD} Florida school shooting: Gun law changes attract renewed GOP interest

The massacre at a Florida high school has revived an all-too-familiar national debate on gun control – but this time, public pressure combined with fresh presidential interest could spur at least some changes in the country's gun laws.

{FD} Trump had it in for Comey from ‘Day One’ over ‘soap opera’ style, Priebus says

In a newly published interview, former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Trump was considering firing the FBI director from “Day One,” weary of his “soap opera” approach to investigations.

{FD} Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he’s ‘riding for the brand’ – and ready to talk to North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson considers himself a boy scout who is “riding for the brand” – the American people – and is ready to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an effort to keep the dictator from bombing the United States.

{FD} FBI under siege: Top brass, agents slammed as bureau fights to overcome scandals and blunders

From the executive offices of the J. Edgar Hoover building to its rank-and-file working in the field, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is entering yet another week scrambling to figure out a way to navigate itself out of a series of scandals and blunders that is increasingly jeopardizing the agency’s reputation in the minds of the public.

{FD} Trump slams Oprah, hopes to see her 2020 run to ‘expose and defeat’

President Donald Trump went after “very insecure” Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, saying he hopes to see her run for president so “she can be exposed and defeated.”

{FD} California Democrat, and #MeToo activist, allegedly urged staffers to play ‘spin the bottle’: report

A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement allegedly urged staffers to play the grade-school classic, “spin the bottle” after a fundraiser, Politico reported Sunday.

{FD} Trump backs efforts to improve federal gun background checks, White House says

The White House revealed on Sunday that President Trump would support a push to improve the nation's system of background checks for would-be gun buyers, days after the shooting massacre at the high school in Parkland, Florida.

{FD} GOP candidate in Maryland raffles off AR-15 in fundraiser

A Republican running for a Maryland legislative seat raffled off an AR-15 assault weapon at a Saturday night fundraiser celebrating the Second Amendment — only days after the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school.

{FD} Sen. Bob Casey: Mueller would be ‘mistaken’ to release final Russia report close to midterms

Sen. Bob Casey, R-Pa., believes it would be a mistake for special counsel Robert Mueller to release his final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election near the fall midterm elections.

{FD} Limbaugh suggests armed security is only answer to mass shootings at schools

Conservative talk radio star Rush Limbaugh on Sunday returned to the argument that allowing conceal weapons in classrooms -- not demonstration or blaming the NRA -- is the way to stop school shooting, speaking three days after 17 people were fatally shot in a Florida high school.

{FD} Mark Kelly hopes Florida high schoolers’ calls to end gun violence will move Congress

Retired astronaut and gun-laws activist Mark Kelly on Sunday again urged Congress to address the issue of gun violence, saying survivors of the recent Florida high school massacre calling for a national day or awareness should be a wake-up call on Capitol Hill