Democrats try to tempt Trump on guns as Beto beats drum for AR-15 buyback

Pelosi and Schumer speak to president on gun control while Buttigieg and Paul offer contrasting criticism of ORourkes rhetoric Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Sunday offered Donald Trump a rare and highly symbolic bipartisan win if he can somehow force Republicans in the Senate to enact gun control legislation containing background check measures passed by the House this year. The House speaker and Senate minority leader said they would both join the president at the White House for a historic signing ceremony at the Rose Garden, if he can get the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, to act. That remains highly unlikely: close ties between Republican leaders and the gun rights lobby have led to legislative stasis on gun …

FAIL: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wondering if this makes Trump ‘vulnerable to shady activity’ backfired just a little

The New York Times report about President Trump’s tax returns and losses as a businessman from the mid-80s to the mid-90s have captured the imaginations of Democrats, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to use the story to make some insinuations: Wouldn’t you think someone who personally lost over a BILLION dollars (“more than nearly any other taxpayer in America”) be vulnerable to shady activity to get out of that hole? If they became the most powerful public servant in America, wouldn’t you want to see their taxes? 🤔 https://t.co/h22XNU1bl4 — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 8, 2019 Forget who did what long before they were in office — many would rather scrutinize the rising incomes of some “public servants” while …