Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

President Donald Trump speaks at the Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo)

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The device was used by the shooter who opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas in October, killing dozens.

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Survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., have called on legislators — and even the president — to usher in change on gun laws.

A makeshift memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

New poll finds 97 percent support gun background checks

Ninety-seven percent of respondents to the poll said they wanted universal background checks.

Sheryl Acquarola, a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear the bill banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines at the Florida Capital in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 20, 2018. Acquarola was one of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead, who were in Tallahassee channeling their anger and sadness into action. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive ban on assault rifles

Less than a week after 17 people were fatally shot at a Florida high school, the state House voted down a motion to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles.

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The charge stems from a part of the special counsel’s investigation into Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chair, and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide.

Ground Game

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On Monday, the president endorsed Mitt Romney’s Senate candidacy in Utah. But the longtime acrimony between the two suggests it might be a short-lived alliance.

Daniel Conley, a former Boston city councilor, has had a decorated tenure as the top state prosecutor for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.

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Suffolk DA Dan Conley won’t seek reelection

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley will not seek reelection in November, vacating the high-profile job he’s held since 2002.

Local politics

Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive ban on assault rifles

Less than a week after 17 people were fatally shot at a Florida high school, the state House voted down a motion to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles.

Ground Game

How long will the Trump-Romney peace last?

On Monday, the president endorsed Mitt Romney’s Senate candidacy in Utah. But the longtime acrimony between the two suggests it might be a short-lived alliance.

White House aides say Parkland offered a ‘reprieve’ from bad headlines

“A lot of people here felt like it was a reprieve from seven or eight days of just getting pummeled,” said one administration official.

Trump adds cautious support to revised background checks for gun buyers

The president spoke to Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, about legislation he helped introduce last fall.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Stephanie Ebbert

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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

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Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

James Pindell

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.