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."
In Iowa, Donald Trump continued his appeal to African-Americans for their vote following the death of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago. The Clinton campaign shot back with a campaign ad, telling those voters they have "everything" to lose with Trump.
Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jim Barksdale discusses the race and his opponent Johnny Isakson.
Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos talks about the Purple Heart.
Officer Henry Ortega of the Miami Police Department invited his girlfriend to come on stage after being honored as officer of the month in a ceremony. “I thank you, and today I want to ask you,” he said before pulling a ring box out of his pocket and dropping to his knee. “Rosie, will you marry me?”
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attacked each other for being racist on Thursday, with Trump calling Clinton a bigot and Clinton saying Trump has a lot in common with white supremacists.
A new, blue, whirling shape of fire, inspired by bourbon, could one day help clean up oil spills.
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