The White House on Sunday rolled out gun policy proposals, including giving teachers “rigorous firearms training,” tightening background checks, and banning bump stocks, among other things. But there’s no raising the minimum age to buy a gun, which Trump previously said he supported. We also look at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ stance on gun policy, and what she’s done in her term.
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Voters in Southwestern Pennsylvania will choose a new Congressman on Tuesday. Their last representative, Tim Murphy, resigned after news broke that he asked his mistress to get an abortion. Voters will elect either Democrat Conor Lamb or Republican Rick Saccone. It’s a close race, but Lamb is leading in the polls. Some say Lamb’s campaign could be a good road map for Democrats who want to win back Trump-country in the midterms.
Porn star Stormy Daniels is offering to return $130,000 she says she was paid to keep quiet about an affair she had with Trump before he became president. In exchange, Daniels wants to speak freely, and share any photos, texts or videos she has relating to Trump. The offer follows news last week that the president’s lawyer used a Trump organization email account to secure Daniels’ payment in 2016. Some legal experts say that’s likely a violation of federal election law.
Photo: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 22, 2018. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
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