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A view of the US Supreme Court Building on May 20 in Washington, D.C.

The Supreme Court is poised to expand gun rights

Based on the justices’ questions when the case was argued in November, they are likely to strike down a New York law that requires people seeking a license to carry a handgun in public to show a “proper cause.” 2 hours ago

Former president Donald Trump spoke during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

Trump said to have reacted approvingly to Jan. 6 chants about hanging Pence

Shortly after hundreds of rioters at the Capitol started chanting “Hang Mike Pence!” Mark Meadows told colleagues that former president Donald Trump had said something to the effect of, maybe Pence should be hanged, according to an account provided to the House committee investigating Jan. 6. 2 hours ago

Senator John Cornyn, left, and Senator Ted Cruz spoke together in the House chamber at the Capitol in Washington last week.

‘We built a barrier around gun rights.’ Here’s what Texas politicians have said about guns in the past, and after the Uvalde shooting.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump are still scheduled to attend a National Rifle Association meeting in Houston this weekend. Guns won’t be allowed during Trump’s speech at the event. 2 hours ago

Two Texas Troopers light a candle at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing several fourth-graders and their teachers.

4 measures that could be taken now to curb gun violence — and why they’re not happening

What measures could be taken to curb the scourge of gun violence in America — and why has so little changed despite the continued onslaught of mass shootings? Here are steps federal and state leaders could take now. 2 hours ago

President Biden spoke as Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, sat in the chair after Biden signed an executive order in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday.

President Biden signs policing order on anniversary of George Floyd’s death: ‘Healing the soul of this nation is ongoing’

Most of the order is focused on federal law enforcement agencies — for example, requiring them to review and revise policies on use of force. It would also create a database to help track officer misconduct, according to the White House. 2 hours ago

Senator John Cornyn, left, and Senator Ted Cruz spoke together in the House chamber at the Capitol in Washington last week.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott once said he was ‘embarrassed’ Texans weren’t buying enough guns. Now he says he’s mourning the ‘horrific loss’ from the Uvalde shooting.

Here’s what Abbott and other Texas politicians have said about guns in the past, and after the Uvalde shooting.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer swiftly set in motion a pair of firearms background-check bills Wednesday in response to the school massacre in Texas. But the Democrat acknowledged Congress’ unyielding rejection of previous legislation to curb the national epidemic of gun violence.

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Republican Governor Brian Kemp waved to supporters during an election night watch party on Tuesday.

Four takeaways from Trump’s worst Election Day since 2020

This week’s primaries may have the most lasting impact on American politics of any held this spring.