House Democrats ended their more than 26-hour sit in on Thursday afternoon with demands for a vote on gun control. Lawmakers used social media to stream live the protest after C-SPAN cameras turned off. Democrats have vowed to resume their protest when Congress returns on July 5.
The U.S. Senate rejected four partisan measures designed to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. Despite the predetermined outcome, all 100 senators voted – an indication of the importance attached to the issue. "We learned in the months after Sandy Hook that the NRA has a vice-like grip on this place, even when 90% of the American public wants change," said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) pleaded with Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) on Thursday to allow a vote on President Obama’s nomination for Secretary of the Army. Roberts refused, citing his opposition to the president’s proposal to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and transfer detainees to U.S. sites.
Democratic Sen. Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts opposed the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to lead the FDA during a Senate hearing on Feb. 23, 2016. Sen. Markey said the United States has an “epidemic” of opioid abuse that “starts at the FDA."
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Hillary Clinton formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday in Philadelphia, calling it "a moment of reckoning" for the country.
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Khizr Khan, the father of fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, asked Donald Trump, "have you even read the United States Constitution?" while addressing the crowd on the last night of the Democratic National Convention.
As athletes start arriving in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the start of the Olympics, the country is on edge with threats of terrorism.
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