Gavin Newsom

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Trump has no plans now to visit California wildfire damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has made four visits to hurricane zones in recent weeks, isn't rushing to survey the damage from California's wildfires.<p>The president has no immediate plans to visit the state to inspect the aftermath of the wind-whipped wildfires, which have swept …

Donald Trump

California’s old guard Democrats under siege

Progressives revolt against Sen. Dianne Feinstein and the party establishment.<p>LOS ANGELES — In California, a lodestar for the left in the era of President Donald Trump, the Democratic establishment is besieged and fighting to hang on.<p>The state Democratic Party, until recently, has been caught in …

Bernie Sanders

Gun Massacres Won't Stop Until Voters Demand Action

Lawmakers — especially Republicans — are hiding from their responsibilities.<p>In the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting in America, the usual response is twofold: Mourn the victims and wait for the facts. It’s getting increasingly hard to justify the second.<p>In other realms of public debate, the …

South Carolina

Sandy Hook Governor: 'Shame on us as Americans'

"Wake up and smell the coffee, our children are dying," says Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy as he reacts to the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Gun Control

Mark Kelly, Gabby Giffords: We Need Trump's Plans More Than His Prayers

In response to the Las Vegas mass shooting, Mark Kelly and former Rep. Gabby Giffords call on Congress to recognize the urgency of the country’s gun violence problem, saying, “The nation is counting on you."

NASA

Why Is Breitbart Retweeting Calls For Gun Control?

In a flurry of strange Twitter activity Monday, conservative website Breitbart News retweeted multiple calls for gun control in the wake of the …

Gun Control

Opinions On Gun Control Are Massively Polarized. They Weren't Always.

Republican support for gun control plummeted during the Obama presidency.<p>Most Democrats think the United States is facing a dire gun violence problem that could be eased by passing stricter gun laws. Most Republicans think restrictions would be, at best, ineffective ― and barely more than a third …

Gun Control

Gun stocks up after Las Vegas shooting

Gun stocks rose Monday following the deadliest mass shooting in American history late Sunday night. A gunman in a hotel room at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas killed at least 58 people attending an outdoor concert and wounded over 500 more.<p>Shares of Sturm Ruger (RGR) were up 4%, while American …

Las Vegas

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Automatic Weapons Laws In The U.S.

Many people have speculated that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Craig Paddock used automatic weapons in his savage attack that killed 58 people and …

Guns

Is Las Vegas the worst mass shooting in US history? It’s surprisingly complicated.

It depends on what counts as a mass shooting — and the typical definition leaves out some pretty bad attacks.<p>It’s already been said again and again in the span of a day: The shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, with at least 58 dead and hundreds injured, was the deadliest mass …

Racism

Las Vegas shooting: The gun fight is over and the gun-rights crowd won

Congratulations.<p>This is the world you wanted.<p>Yes, you, Mr. or Ms. ardent and inflexible defender of unbridled gun rights.<p>Sunday night, Nevada man Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd at a Las Vegas country music festival, killing 58 at the time of this writing, and injuring more than 500 before …

Gun Control

The time to politicize a tragedy is now

Conservatives manipulate the idea of whether tragedies should be “politicized” to their advantage.<p>The most effective time to politicize tragedy, …

Gun Control

US gun control: 'Conservatives must say enough is enough'

Similar to previous massacres, Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas will likely trigger a fresh debate over gun control. But in an interview with DW, …

Gun Control

Dear America: the Las Vegas shooting was not a tragedy. It's a sickness - Fleet Street Fox - Mirror Online

Five years ago 20 children aged six and seven were slaughtered in school by a sick young man with a bolt action rifle.<p>You said Sandy Hook was a …

Guns

Gun violence in America, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Gun Control

Salesman at Shop That Sold Gun to Vegas Shooting Suspect: 'He Was Just Like a Normal Person'

An employee at a Utah gun shop that claims to have sold a firearm to the shooter in the Las Vegas massacre that left 58 dead and over 500 wounded …

Las Vegas

Confronting the Grim Monotony of Gun Violence

Americans awake, yet again, to a tragic, depressing, and predictable cycle of mass shooting coverage.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>It was Vegas horror that’s not the least bit entertaining or fictional as the media moves seamlessly and unavoidably from hurricane …

Donald Trump

Clinton talks gun legislation immediately following massacre

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, amid the fallout of the massacre in Las Vegas, turned the political spotlight on a gun bill that's currently making its way through the House.<p>"The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, …

Guns

Gun control events with Giffords canceled after mass shooting in Las Vegas

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Democratic nominee for Virginia governor canceled a series of events Monday with former Rep. Gabby Giffords, a survivor of a mass shooting that left her seriously wounded, and her husband Mark Kelly in the wake of a deadly massacre at a concert in Las Vegas.<p>Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, …

Las Vegas

In face of Las Vegas shooting, congressional inaction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas renewed Democrats' calls Monday for gun safety legislation, but their pleas fell on deaf ears in the Republican-controlled Congress. At the same time GOP legislation aimed at loosening gun rules stood in limbo, facing an uncertain …

Guns

The Sandy Hook senator has a blunt message: 'It's time for Congress to get off its ass and do something'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chris Murphy is unapologetically playing politics in the wake of the largest mass shooting in modern American history Sunday night in Las Vegas.<p>"It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren't public policy …

Gun Control

Pelosi calls on Ryan to form select committee to curb gun violence

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday urged Speaker Paul Ryan to create a Select Committee on Gun Violence that would craft "common sense legislation" in the wake of a Las Vegas shooting that has left at least 59 people dead and injured more than 500.<p>Pelosi wrote to Ryan as Democrats began …

Gun Control

Massacre blunts momentum of gun silencer bill

The NRA-backed legislation isn’t expected to hit the House floor soon, following the mass shooting in Las Vegas.<p>A controversial bill to loosen restrictions on purchasing gun silencers won't be reaching the House floor anytime soon after a horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 59 …

Guns

The Status of Guns in the U.S. — in 3 Charts

At least 58 killed in Sunday’s Las Vegas shooting<p>A gunman began firing on Sunday in Las Vegas on a country music festival. At publication time, at …

Las Vegas

Americans want strict gun laws after mass shootings. Then their interest fades.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's an all-too-familiar pattern in American politics: In the wake of mass shootings, support for stricter gun laws spikes temporarily. But that shift in public opinion largely fades over time, and Congress doesn't pass anything.<p>The inaction bubbled into outbursts of frustration …

Gun Control

It's Time to Politicize the Terror Attack in Las Vegas

America is vulnerable to terrorist attack because of the political power of the National Rifle Association – full stop<p>On Sunday night, a domestic …

Las Vegas

Murphy: ‘Time for Congress to get off its ass’ in the wake of Las Vegas shooting

Democratic lawmakers called for swift congressional action in response to the Las Vegas shooting that left at least 59 dead — the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history — with Sen. Chris Murphy saying it is “time for Congress to get off its ass and do something” on gun control.<p>Murphy, who …

Gun Control

There’s no crisis of free speech. Milo’s campus crusade is rank hypocrisy

Yiannopoulos’s latest stunt is dressed up as the defence of a noble ideal. But the right is protecting its own moral codes, not freedom of expression<p>If you’re curious as to what a basket of deplorables looks like in real life, perhaps you should head over to Berkeley next week, where Steve Bannon, …

Censorship

Jerry Brown compares Trump supporters to cave dwellers

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change and North Korea “stupid and dangerous and silly,” sharpening his criticism of the president and comparing his supporters to cave dwellers.<p>“They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said at a climate …

Justice Department appeals block on Trump's sanctuary city executive order

The Justice Department is appealing a judge's injunction limiting President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to deny federal funding to local governments with so-called sanctuary policies protecting undocumented immigrants.<p>Trump administration lawyers filed notices Monday appealing to the …