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Sen. Chris Murphy proposed defunding law enforcement agencies that don't enforce gun laws. Many counties that have red flag gun laws have said they will refuse to enforce them, Murphy said. Colorado officials said the 22-year-old suspected gunman should have triggered the state's red flag law, but officers at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office refused to utilize the red flag law. "The majority of counties in this country have declared that they are not going to enforce state and federal gun laws. The laws that we're talking about passing, red flag laws, assault weapons bans, they're wildly popular.
Jared Polis said lawmakers need to consider a variety of measures to prevent mass shootings. The suspected Club Q shooter should have triggered Colorado's red flag law, Polis said. Jared Polis said government leaders need to figure out how to "walk and chew gum at the same time" on gun policies to prevent more mass shootings. "We need to, as a society, as political leaders, walk and chew gum at the same time. It could have instigated our Red Flag Law to remove him from having custody over his weapons while he's experiencing that mental health crisis.
A landslide on the Italian island of Ischia has reportedly left 1 dead and at least 12 missing. Officials said some people are likely buried under mud from the landslide. Inclement weather made it difficult for rescuers to get to the island as rescue efforts continue. The landslide swept buildings, cars, and buses into the sea on the island of Ischia at the port of Casamicciola, rendering some streets impassable, according to The Associated Press. People remove mud from a house after heavy rainfall triggered landslides that collapsed buildings and left as many as 12 people missing, in Casamicciola, on the southern Italian island of Ischia, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
President Zelenskyy compared Russian war tactics to the Soviet-era genocide, which left millions dead. Russia has blocked key Ukrainian ports, preventing the global export of grains. Zelenskyy drew the comparison at the Ukrainian International Summit on Food Security on Saturday, accusing Russia of causing another global crisis. On Saturday, Zelenskyy accused Russia of using the same tactics in its war of aggression against Ukraine. "We must prevent the further spread of this crisis and this global challenge," Zelenskyy said Saturday.
Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola won against three others — including Sarah Palin — in Alaska's at-large congressional district. Alaska has only one congressional district and therefore does not go through a redistricting process. Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola of Alaska has defeated three challengers in Alaska's at-large congressional district general election — most notably former Gov. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, has known Peltola for years and served alongside her in the Alaska state house. Although Alaska's 2022 general election, much like the special election, will largely be centered around Peltola and Palin, Alaska's ranked choice voting system makes this a four-way race.
Trump dismissed his "capable" lawyers after the 2020 election in favor of attorneys pushing conspiracies, Mike Pence said. Pence said attorneys told Trump that the VP had the authority to overturn the election. In an NBC News interview, Pence declined to say whether Trump committed criminal acts following the election. He had, beginning in mid-November, dismissed some of the extraordinary and capable attorneys that were serving in the White House and serving in the campaign and replaced them with a gaggle of lawyers who brought in conspiracy theories and made promises that they never kept," Pence said. Former President Donald Trump's team distanced itself from Sidney Powell in November 2020.
Former VP Mike Pence continues to dodge questions on whether he thinks Donald Trump is fit for office. Trump announced his 2024 presidential bid last week but got a muted GOP response with few endorsements. Pence is said to be considering a 2024 run himself, though he has not yet committed. "President Trump has now announced his intention to seek reelection." Trump launched his 2024 bid for the presidency last week and received a lackluster response from the GOP.
A former GOP congressman said the American people have "moved on from Trump." Former Rep. Francis Rooney said there are a "number of very conservative Republicans" who remain focused on Trumpism. The comments from former Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida come days after former President Donald Trump launched his 2024 bid for the presidency and received a muted response from the GOP. "The world has moved beyond Trump, but there are a certain number of very conservative Republicans who don't seem to have that figured out yet," Rooney said on "Meet the Press Now" on NBC News on Friday. Rooney, one of the first Republicans to suggest Trump may have committed impeachable offenses in his dealings with Ukraine, announced his retirement in 2019, according to Politico.
The White House is an iconic center of power that has hosted presidents, their guests, staff, and tourists for two centuries. President Joe Biden's granddaughter, Naomi Biden, recently got married at the historic presidential mansion. As a modern landmark, the White House is surprisingly small. "Peter and I are endlessly grateful to my Nana and Pop for the opportunity to celebrate our wedding at the White House," Naomi Biden tweeted on April 4. See the decades-old architecture and decorations that make up the historic White House.
Elon Musk issued a Twitter poll asking if Donald Trump's account should be reinstated. Trump was permanently suspended from the platform following the Capitol insurrection. AOC issued a reminder about the "last time" Trump was on Twitter, which he "used to incite an insurrection." Twitter poll it is," Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweeted response. She added video footage of former Vice President Mike Pence being escorted to an alternative location within the Capitol as rioters fought police and infiltrated the Capitol.
Donald Trump made his long-awaited announcement about his 2024 bid for president. The former president faces a litany of lawsuits and investigations into his businesses and role in the Capitol riot. Former President Donald Trump made his long-awaited announcement that he will run for president in 2024. While certainly controversial, Trump has lived a unique life. Here is a look at the president's life journey, from the New York Military Academy to the Oval Office and beyond.
Tiffany Trump, 29, married billionaire Michael Boulos, 25, in Mar-a-Lago over the weekend. According to The New York Times, Boulos proposed in the Rose Garden with a 13-carat diamond worth $1.2 million. According to Town and Country, Michael Boulos has served as a director at some of his father's companies. Meanwhile, Michael's mother, Sarah Boulos, is the founder of the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria, according to Town and Country. When Tiffany Trump began to bring Boulos to events with her family in late 2018, Maples told Town and Country: "I adore Michael!"
Nancy Pelosi said she won't comment on seeking reelection as House Speaker until the midterms conclude. Pelosi said leadership decisions will depend on her family, which is still recovering from the attack on Paul Pelosi. On "This Week" on ABC News, host George Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi directly if she would run again for speaker should Democrats maintain control. "The fact is, any decision to run is about family and also my colleagues," Pelosi said. The House Speaker added that the "speaker has awesome power, but I will always have influence."
Sen. Bill Cassidy spoke up in defense of Republican leaders following disappointing midterm results. Cassidy said there's not "one person who leads our party" unless it's a sitting president. We're not like, 'Okay, there's one person who leads our party,'" Cassidy said. Much of the criticism has been aimed at former President Donald Trump after several of his hand-selected candidates lost their races. "I think our next candidate will be looking to the future, not to the past, and I think our next candidate will win.
Nancy Pelosi said on CNN that the GOP response to the attack on her husband was "disgraceful." Pelosi added that she has heard anecdotally that it turned some voters off from the GOP. She said Paul Pelosi gets "closer to recovery" with each day following a successful surgery. Pelosi said on CNN that she has heard anecdotally that the GOP response to her husband's assault turned voters off. Paul Pelosi underwent surgery for a skull fracture and was in the hospital for six days following the attack.
Sen. Ed Markey said his account was "easily" impersonated with a fake account with a blue verification check. Musk responded to the complaint, saying Markey's real account "sounds like a parody." Musk laid off about half of Twitter's staff, including public policy staff who verify politician accounts. Musk responded on Twitter by saying the senator's real account "sounds like a parody." And you're spending your time picking fights online," Markey tweeted.
Donald Trump is going to "come out swinging" next week with his "big announcement," an adviser said. Trump's early announcement may be an attempt to deter other viable GOP candidates, The Daily Beast reported. "I would expect Trump to come out swinging Tuesday," an unnamed adviser familiar with the matter told the Daily Beast. The potential for strong GOP challengers may be drawing Trump to make a relatively early announcement as he tries to deter viable candidates from running, according to the Daily Beast. "I'm sure there will be challengers," the anonymous adviser told the Daily Beast.
Banksy created a mural of a gymnast balancing on a pile of rubble in Borodyanka, Ukraine. The town outside Kyiv was invaded and damaged by Russian shelling in the early months of the war. Graffiti in the city of Borodyanka, Ukraine, on November 12, 2022. A person walks by graffiti, possibly by Banksy, in the city of Irpin, Ukraine, on November 12, 2022. Oleg Pereverzev/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesResidents fled the town in March during a bout of Russian shelling, which one Ukrainian official said was "100% targeting civilians."
AOC said she does not see herself as "extreme" as GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene. Speaking to CNN, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said her beliefs are not the "same level of extreme" as Rep. Greene's. Both Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Greene easily won their elections on Tuesday. I do not believe that I am as extreme in the way that Marjorie Taylor Greene on the Republican side is extreme." Greene won her reelection on Tuesday in a landslide with over 65% of the vote.
Jen Psaki said former President Donald Trump is a "loser" after Tuesday's disappointing GOP results. Ron DeSantis may be the path forward for the Republican party. He cost seats for the Republicans in the House and Senate," Psaki said, noting that Trump is "still winning among Republican primary voters." Ron DeSantis, who easily won reelection on Tuesday with nearly 60% of the vote. "The magic of Ron DeSantis – who had a very good week, I think we can all agree – it hasn't played out yet.
Rep. Susie Lee defeated Republican April Becker in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District. RenoNorth Las Vegas MayorDemocratic Rep. Susie Lee defeated Republican newcomer April Becker in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsNevada's 3rd Congressional District candidatesLee is a member of the Committee on Education and Labor. Lee defeated her challenger by an 80-point margin in the Democratic primary for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District. Voting history for Nevada's 3rd Congressional DistrictNevada's 3rd Congressional District occupies the southernmost tip of Nevada, including Henderson County and portions of Clark County.
Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski lost his seat to Republican Thomas Kean Jr. in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District. The state's 7th District covers all of Hunterdon County and sections of Warren, Morris, Somerset, Union, and Essex Counties as well. NJ-07NJ-03NJ-05 HouseDemocratic incumbent Rep. Tom Malinowski lost his seat to Republican Thomas Kean Jr. in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District in a rematch of the 2020 election, where Malinowski defeated Kean by just over one percentage point. 2022 General EmbedsNew Jersey's 7th Congressional District candidatesThis race was a rematch of 2020, when Malinowski defeated Kean by about 5,000 votes — or 1.2 percentage points. What experts sayThe Cook Political Report rates New Jersey's 7th Congressional District race as "lean Republican".
Democrat Hillary Scholten faced off against Republican John Gibbs in Michigan's 3rd District. Gibbs ousted incumbent Rep. Peter Meijer in a primary that hinged on Meijer's vote to impeach Trump. Democrat Hillary Scholten defeated Republican John Gibbs in a race overshadowed by former President Donald Trump and the remnants of a contentious GOP primary in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District. Scholten, a former Department of Justice attorney, has portrayed herself as a consensus-seeking Democrat who would rein in her party's spending plans. A state commission grappled with the loss of a seat by forcing the 3rd District to absorb much of an old seat, per FiveThirtyEight.
A newly redrawn congressional district put Kaptur's political career in jeopardy, but she was victorious. Longtime Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur defeated Republican newcomer J.R. Majewski for Ohio's 9th Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsOhio's 9th Congressional District candidatesNo woman in the US House has served longer than Kaptur, who has served Ohio's 9th Congressional District since 1983 — when President Ronald Reagan was just halfway through his first term. J.R. Majewski, Republican candidate for U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th Congressional District, takes the stage at a campaign rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on September 17, 2022. For the past decade, Kaptur has easily dispatched her Republican opponents in this solidly blue-collar and Democratic district.
Rep. Josh Harder is running against Republican Tom Patti in California's 9th Congressional District. 2022 General EmbedsCalifornia's 9th Congressional District candidatesHarder is a member of the Committees on Agriculture and Appropriations and currently represents the 10th District. When the decennial redistricting process broke up his current district, Harder initially announced his run in the new 13th District. He later switched his candidacy to the 9th District after longtime Democratic incumbent Jerry McNerney announced he would not seek reelection. Voting history for California's 9th Congressional DistrictCalifornia's 9th Congressional District is centered in Stockton, and San Joaquin County makes up the majority of the district.
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