Tag: Politico

Supreme Court decision prompts Maryland governor to lower gun license barriers

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday he has directed state police to suspend its ‘good and substantial reason’ standards for the issuance of licenses to wear and carry firearms. Hogan said his decision was the result of a Supreme Court decision last month to strike down a century-old law...

New Jan. 6 Trump documentary footage revealed

POLITICO has exclusively obtained a trailer for Alex Holder’s “Unprecedented,” the British filmmaker’s upcoming Discovery+ docuseries about the Trump family. The two-minute-plus trailer was included among the hours of footage that Holder turned over to the House Jan. 6 committee under subpoena. Holder gave testimony to the committee behind...

Meet the GOP deal-makers-in-waiting who Dems may find essential in 2023

Reps. Kelly Armstrong and Hakeem Jeffries started their unlikely sentencing reform partnership from a predictable place: screaming at each other in a Judiciary Committee hearing. “We were going back and forth and pretty animated,” Armstrong said in an interview. “Then during a break, we started talking … and I’m...

Despite rebukes, Trump’s legal brigade is thriving

Juli Haller was part of Donald Trump’s legal brigade in Michigan, filing a lawsuit alongside the ubiquitous Sidney Powell that claimed absentee vote counts were likely manipulated by a computer algorithm developed by allies of deceased Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez. The lawsuit was quickly deemed baseless, and she was...

The lore of ‘CODELs’: How foreign travel helps Congress at home

MADRID — Thom Tillis and Chris Murphy’s work on a once-in-a-generation gun safety bill began thousands of miles away from the Capitol, in the Western Balkans. The North Carolina Republican and the Connecticut Democrat barely knew each other at the time and had no predetermined reason to link up,...

Griner sends letter to President Biden pleading for his help

Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she might never return home and asking that he not “forget about me and the other American Detainees.” Griner’s agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said the...

Police: 5 dead, 19 hospitalized in shooting at July 4 parade

At least five people are dead and 19 were taken to hospitals after a shooting at a July Fourth parade in a Chicago suburb, and officers are searching for a suspect, police said Monday. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the parade began around 10 a.m. but it was suddenly...

Last WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in honor at Capitol

WASHINGTON — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in honor at the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. A date and other details will be announced later, Pelosi and Schumer said...

Long-missing Alexander Hamilton letter put on public display

BOSTON — A letter written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 and believed stolen decades ago from the Massachusetts state archives is going back on display — though not exactly in the room where it happened. The founding father’s letter will be the featured piece at the Commonwealth Museum’s annual...