Missouri governor defiant after indictment linked to affair
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was elected. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim [...]
Will Trump's call to arm teachers actually lead to policy?
CBS News' Margaret Brennan was announced as the new anchor of "Face the Nation" on Thursday. Brennan joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the White House's stance on gun control, the likelihood of gun reform and her new role at "Face the Nation."
Trump doubles down on proposal to arm teachers
The president endorsed letting trained teachers carry weapons when he met with state and local officials on Thursday. That idea has people split along party lines according to a CBS News poll out Friday morning. Fifty percent of Americans are opposed to teachers carrying guns and 44 percent are in favor of it. Julianna Goldman reports.
California legislature struggles with #MeToo movement
A state senator resigned after sexual misconduct allegations
Trump considers Sheldon Adelson offer to pay for part of U.S. embassy in Jerusalem
Trump wants to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Poll: Support for stricter gun laws rises; divisions on arming teachers
Backing for better background checks crosses party lines, but nation splits on banning AR-15, CBS News poll shows
Trump says Mexico must do more to combat MS-13
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Mexico to block MS-13 gang members from traveling through their country on the way to the U.S. Trump tweets that gang members are being removed “by the thousands” by federal law enforcement agents, “but these killers come back in from El Salvador, and through Mexico, like [...]
China prosecuting tycoon who considered Kushner investment
BEIJING (AP) — The founder of one of China’s biggest insurers, who had discussed possibly investing in a Manhattan skyscraper owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, will be prosecuted for financial offenses and regulators have taken control of his company, the government announced Friday. Anbang Insurance Group chairman Wu [...]
Pennsylvania gerrymandering ruling sparks call for impeachment
Republican lawmakers from Pennsylvania who lost a gerrymandering case before the state’s Supreme Court are now calling for justices who issued the ruling to be impeached.
Trump comments points to deep divisions over arming teachers
Teachers wondered about scenarios in which they could face shooters on a hectic campus — or even, potentially, draw a gun to confront an armed and dangerous student.
AP sources: Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or all of [...]
California lawmakers struggle with #MeToo as senator resigns
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Critics cite a state senator’s dramatic resignation in highlighting the work to be done to change the culture of sexual misconduct in the California Legislature. Sen. Tony Mendoza succumbed to months of mounting tension over sexual misconduct allegations Thursday, resigning his position as he was about to face a potential vote [...]
GOP Senate candidate calls NRA "great organization," says "we can't legislate morality"
Dr. Kelli Ward of Arizona spoke out Thursday night and called for more facilities to help treat those with mental illness
Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America’s public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools. “There’s nothing more important [...]
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NRA Chief says "elites" are "exploiting" the Florida school shooting; Will a wall work? Former border patrol agent Francisco Cantú sits with Elaine Quijano to discuss a potential border wall
Ex-Trump campaign associates face more charges
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate. The filing adds allegations of tax evasion and bank fraud and significantly increases the legal jeopardy facing Paul Manafort, who managed Trump’s campaign for several months [...]
Putin ally contacted Kremlin, Syria before and after attack on U.S. troops, reports say
A Russian oligarch believed to control the Russian mercenaries who attacked U.S. troops and their allies in Syria this month was in close touch with Kremlin and Syrian officials in the days and weeks before and after the assault, according to U.S. intelligence reports.
Mattis expected to back allowing transgender troops to stay in the military
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to propose to President Donald Trump that transgender members of the U.S. military be allowed to continue serving despite the president’s call last summer for a ban on all transgender service, according to two U.S. officials with knowledge of the issue. The defense secretary was scheduled to [...]
DeVos backs expanding school choice for military children
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday called for allowing military families to use federal funds to pay for private school or other educational services for their children. The idea is part of Trump administration’s focus on expanding school choice — alternatives to traditional public schools across the nation. DeVos said that many [...]
Lawmakers hop to give craft brewers barrels of room to grow
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — It’s happy hour for South Dakota’s craft brewers. The Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would ease a state production limit and other rules for microbreweries. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has pushed for the overhaul, arguing state regulations are stifling the industry in South Dakota. Tony Venhuizen, the governor’s chief of [...]
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