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Houston Police Chief: 'We Need to Start Using the Ballot Box'

But Ollie North doesn't see it quite the same way

(Newser) - With another 10 lives stolen this week at a Texas school, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo argued in favor of "gun sense" on Face the Nation. "Let me tell you, people at the state level and the federal level in too many places in our country are not... More »

Sanders: 'Crude and Stupid' Is One Thing. This Is Just 'Beyond'

Staffer's joke about John McCain gets airtime on Sunday

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders didn't mince words Sunday when discussing the White House reaction to a staffer who made fun of John McCain's brain cancer , reports CNN . "It is one thing in the White House for somebody to say something crude and stupid and disrespectful about an American hero,... More »

Conway to CNN Host: 'No, No, No, No, No'

But exchange over gender gets a little confusing

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway garnered media attention Sunday by accusing CNN's Dana Bash of posing a sexist question—if in a slightly perplexing manner. Politico reports that Bash sparked the exchange on State of the Union by mentioning a now-deleted tweet from George Conway, Kellyanne's husband, which criticized President Trump'... More »

Nikki Haley Issues Threats on Sunday Talk Shows

(Newser) - Sunday morning talk shows buzzed with Syria talk following US and allied attacks on chemical facilities in the war-torn nation—with Nikki Haley leading the charge for the administration, Politico reports. "If Assad doesn’t get it, it’s going to hurt," said the US ambassador to the... More »

Sen. Kaine Says Trump Is 'Lying' or 'Delusional'

Virginia senator heats up DACA blame game

(Newser) - Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine fired back at President Trump Sunday over DACA's demise, which Trump blames on Democrats. "He is either lying or he is completely delusional,” Kaine says on CNN’s State of the Union, per Politico . "If President Trump believes in DACA, all he... More »

Warren 'Not Running for President,' But Hedges on One Thing

And Jeff Flake wants to see a GOP primary contender

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's not running for president in 2020, but another six-year term as senator? That she wouldn't confirm, Politico reports. "I am in this fight to retain my Senate seat in 2018," she said on Meet the Press when Chuck Todd asked whether... More »

Trump Adviser: '160 Countries ... Simply Don't Like Us'

Tariffs and gun control heat up the Sunday talk shows

(Newser) - Tariff talk and gun control took center stage on the Sunday talk shows. On State of the Union, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro refused to allow any exclusions for steel and aluminum tariffs, even for US allies, CNN reports. But "there will be an exemption procedure for particular... More »

Clapper on Russia Threat: Trump 'Never Talks About That'

Also, perspectives on this week's school shooting in Parkland

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russians and the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. , spurred much of the conversation on the Sunday morning circuit. After the special counsel's newest indictment, President Trump spent much of the weekend tweeting how there was "no collusion" between himself or members of... More »

Gowdy on Memo: Russia Probe Valid With or Without It

Sen. Dick Durbin, meanwhile, says memo could 'precipitate a constitutional crisis'

(Newser) - The memo released Friday by the House Intelligence Committee that alleges FBI and DOJ overreach has dominated the news cycle this week, and Sunday morning's news shows kept it top of mind, per the Hill . Some takes from both sides of the aisle:
  • GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, who
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GOP Lawmaker on Mueller: 'Leave Him the Hell Alone'

And more from the Sunday morning talk show circuit

(Newser) - The future of Robert Mueller was the talk of the town on the Sunday morning talk shows, with politicians on both sides of the aisle weighing the need to protect the special counsel following a report Trump tried to fire him in June. "It’s pretty clear to me... More »

Trump Lawyer: 'There Is No Investigation, Period'

Says president's tweet was responding to report of investigation

(Newser) - Tweets that President Trump is under investigation have been greatly exaggerated, the president's own lawyer says. "Let me be clear here," Jay Sekulow tells NBC's Meet the Press. "The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction." He went on to... More »

Gore Accuses Trump of Being 'Divisive' With London Tweets

Trump criticized and misquoted London mayor in tweet

(Newser) - Al Gore appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday to take President Trump to task for criticizing and misquoting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a tweet while the latter attempts to deal with the aftermath of Saturday's deadly attack. “I don’t think that a major... More »

Homeland Security Chief: Leaks 'Darn Close to Treason'

Plus, John Kelly, Clapper weigh in on Jared Kushner's alleged contact with Russia

(Newser) - Whoever is behind the leaks of intelligence Britain shared with the United States in the wake of the Manchester bombing is in dangerous territory, according to the secretary of Homeland Security. "I believe when you leak the kind of information that seems to be routinely leaked—high, high level... More »

Clapper: US Institutions 'Under Assault'

Former DNI has dire words about Trump's firing of Comey

(Newser) - The former director of national intelligence minced no words Sunday in describing "our institutions" as being "under assault, both externally—and that's the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system," Clapper told CNN in addressing James Comey's firing as he investigated... More »

Susan Collins: Senate to Start Health Care 'From Scratch'

Paul Ryan expects Senate 'will complete the job'

(Newser) - Republican moderate Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is continuing to express concerns about the health care bill passed by the House and says she expects the Senate to start "from scratch." Collins says the House bill is hard to assess because it was passed without a fresh Congressional... More »

Trump: Kim Is a 'Smart Cookie'

Touches on trade, North Korea, China, the presidency in wide-ranging interview

(Newser) - As part of the brouhaha surrounding President Trump's first 100 days in office, the new leader of the free world sat down with Face the Nation and gave a wide-ranging interview that touched on North Korea, the realities of the presidency, Democrats, and China. Some highlights:
  • On Kim Jong
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McMaster: N. Korea Is a 'Grave Threat'

Pyongyang's latest missile test in 'open defiance of the international community'

(Newser) - White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster says North Korea's most recent missile test represents "open defiance of the international community." He says North Korea poses "a grave threat" not just to the United States and its Asian allies, but also to China. Speaking on Fox ... More »

McMaster: 'Range of Options' to Deal With N. Korea

Slams 'provocative and destabilizing and threatening behavior' of Kim Jong Un

(Newser) - Citing Pyongyang's failed missile launch as part of "a pattern of provocative and destabilizing and threatening behavior on the part of the North Korean regime," National Security Adviser HR McMaster said Sunday that the United States is developing a "range of options" to counter Kim Jong... More »

Haley: Syria Regime Change 'We Think Is Going to Happen'

Says Trump's decision to bomb was 'one of president's finest hours'

(Newser) - President Trump's decision to bomb Syria this week "was really one of the president's finest hours," says US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, speaking with CNN 's State of the Union. "He wanted to know exactly what the facts and evidence was. He... More »

Ryan: Health Bill Owes More to Older Americans

'We should be offering more assistance than what the bill currently does'

(Newser) - Paul Ryan is looking to squeeze a little more out of House Republicans' health care bill, amid outcry that the measure leaves older Americans out in the cold, reports Politico . "We believe we should have even more assistance ... for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience... More »

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