Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) asked companies to tell Congress that the fossil fuel industry does not represent their stance on climate change.
Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) joined Democrats during sit-in protest as the party occupied the floor to advocate for gun control. During her speech, the Charlotte-area congresswoman told the National Rifle Association to “get the Hell out of the way” so lawmakers could hash out a compromise.
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.
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."
McClatchy's national and political correspondents talk about what exactly happened when California Representative Kevin McCarthy pulled out of the race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives today, and answer what it means for the Republican party and how it affects America overall. (Natalie Fertig / McClatchy)
Molly Hudgens persuaded a teen to give up his gun without shooting anyone.
Campaigning in Bedford N.H., Donald Trump claimed that voters don't like Hillary Clinton and that Bernie Sanders "sold out to the devil." Hillary Clinton said that divisive, hateful comments broke her heart in Des Moines, Iowa.
A day after the Senate and House voted to override President Obama's veto of legislation to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest made a statement about Congress' action.
A train crashed in Hoboken, N.J. during morning rush hour, killing one and injuring dozens of people. Brian Farnham was riding on a different train when the crash occurred. He recorded and talked about what was happening at the scene.
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