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At NRA forum, Trump mocks GOP leaders who didn’t attend
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At NRA forum, Trump mocks GOP leaders who didn’t attend

The National Rifle Association Convention is holding its annual convention in Houston — in the same state where 19 children and two adults were killed when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school on Tuesday.An estimated 80,000 people are expected to attend the NRA forum, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. This week's conference marks the first time in two years it's taking place, after the COVID-19 pandemic caused its cancellation. In the wake of the shooting in Uvalde, attendees told CBS News' Robert Costa that "guns are never responsible" and that "a gun is a tool.""We have a problem — people who are mentally ill are falling through the cracks," said attendee Steve Speck.A slew of Texas lawmakers were expected to be there, including Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, although Abbott ann...
‘This is on you’ – Houston Public Media
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‘This is on you’ – Houston Public Media

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is running for Texas governor, interrupted Gov. Greg Abbott’s press conference on Wednesday, blaming him for the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Tx., the politics surrounding yet another call for gun reform, and the results of this week’s runoff elections, among other stories. Party Politics is taking a break for the summer, but we’ll be back with new episodes in September. TEXAS TOPICS Uvalde, Tx. tragedy Another call for gun reform Beto crashes Abbott press conference NRA convention in Houston Runoff election roundup   You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your ...
China and Russia veto new UN sanctions on North Korea
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China and Russia veto new UN sanctions on North Korea

A sign of divisions between Washington and Beijing on several foreign policy issues was on display Thursday when China and the U.S. locked horns at the U.N. Security Council. China joined Russia in veteoing the U.S.' draft resolution on North Korea sanctions, obtained by CBS News correspondent Pamela Falk. The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13-2 and marked a first serious division among the five veto-wielding permanent members of the U.N.'s most powerful body on a North Korea sanctions resolution.A European diplomat familiar with the negotiations for the Resolution told CBS News that the U.S. had been advised to delay the vote to avoid a veto, as that could embolden North Korea.  "It is undeniable that the DPRK continues to illustrate its c...
NRA convention 2022: What to know about the annual meeting in Houston
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NRA convention 2022: What to know about the annual meeting in Houston

The NRA's annual meeting was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this year the organization is moving ahead with its plans, holding the meeting at a time when both gun rights and the organization itself have come under intense scrutiny, especially after a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, left 21 dead.Here's what we know about the 2022 annual meeting. The NRA's 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibits is scheduled to take place from May 27-29, according to the event website. The leadership forum, which the organization bills as "one of the most politically significant and popular events in the country," will take place Friday afternoon. Where is the meeting? The leadership forum will be held in Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center, the same loca...
U.S. to start interviewing asylum-seekers at two Texas detention sites under new policy
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U.S. to start interviewing asylum-seekers at two Texas detention sites under new policy

U.S. immigration authorities next week will begin to interview certain asylum-seekers at two Texas detention facilities under a new Biden administration policy that aims to expedite the processing of migrants who ask for humanitarian protection along the southern border, U.S. officials said Thursday.The program will start on a small scale on Tuesday, with U.S. asylum officers expected to receive a few hundred cases per month during the first implementation phase, Justice Department and Homeland Security officials said during a call with reporters, requesting anonymity to discuss the plan.Initially, only asylum-seekers who tell U.S. border officials they plan to live near Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark or San Francisco will be enrolled in the new program, which aims to...
Trump’s obsession with 2020 weighs on his political power — and future
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Trump’s obsession with 2020 weighs on his political power — and future

"Georgia was a valuable lesson. Trump has found that he's altered the rules of politics, but not all the rules of politics," said Bryan Lanza, a former Trump aide who remains close to the ex-President. Whether Trump internalizes any critical lessons at this juncture remains to be seen, however. Although he is far less likely "to stick his neck out" with endorsements in upcoming primaries following a string of defeats and the still-uncertain outcome of Pennsylvania's Senate GOP primary, said one former Trump aide, he has shown no indication that he intends to recalibrate his approach amid Tuesday's setbacks -- even as those around him admit that a course correction might be necessary if he wants to stand a chance in a future presidential contest. "It was a bad night for revenge and Georgia ...
Biden’s nominee to lead national firearm regulator faces Senate committee less than a day after deadly shooting
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Biden’s nominee to lead national firearm regulator faces Senate committee less than a day after deadly shooting

Washington – Less than 24 hours after a gunman killed at least 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, the man nominated to lead the nation's lead firearm regulation agency faced high stakes and even higher emotions on Capitol Hill. Steven Dettelbach, a former federal prosecutor and U.S. Attorney from Ohio, told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee he would keep politics out of any law enforcement decisions should he receive full Senate confirmation as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, and Tobacco. President Joe Biden announced his nomination earlier this year, and if confirmed, Dettelbach will be the first official director of the agency in seven years. Dettelbach told the panel he vowed to "partner" with other law enforcement and gov...
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AP Top Political News at 12:21 A.m. EDT | Political News

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NRA says it is “committed to making schools secure” and Texas convention will still go on
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NRA says it is “committed to making schools secure” and Texas convention will still go on

The gun rights' lobbying group the National Rifle Association issued a statement Wednesday saying they are "committed to making our schools safe" after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 children and two adults dead. The NRA called the 18-year-old shooter a "lone, deranged criminal." The tweeted statement did not address that the shooter was able to buy the AR-15 used in the shooting legally. In Texas, 18 year olds can buy rifles or long guns but not handguns. The NRA is still planning on going forward with their convention in Houston, Texas, this weekend. Houston is located about 275 miles from Uvalde. "As we gather in Houston, we will reflect on these events, pray for the victims, recognize our patriotic members, and pledge to redouble ...
College football QB lands first known political NIL deal, endorses local district attorney candidate
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College football QB lands first known political NIL deal, endorses local district attorney candidate

Getty Images The spectrum of activity surrounding name, image and likeness deals for college athletes grew wider this week when a college football quarterback announced his endorsement of a political figure as part of an NIL agreement. Tennessee-Martin senior Dresser Winn shared his support for a local district attorney candidate, Colin Johnson, on social media and repped Johnson's campaign apparel while at a football camp."Thank you to life-long supporter, and candidate for District Att...