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 …

Scaramucci says he no longer supports Trump: ‘He sounds more nonsensical’

Former PR chief says he no longer actively supports Trump and says replacement may be needed on 2020 Republican ticket Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, has lashed out at Donald Trump, suggesting the president will one day turn on those he claims to be fighting for and that he may need to be replaced at the top of the Republican ticket in 2020. On Monday, Scaramucci Axios: We are now in the early episodes of Chernobyl on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process. He went on: A couple more weeks like this and country over party is going …

Abortion: Democrats and Republicans whip up voters on extreme state laws

Some Republicans think their party has gone too far in Alabama, Missouri and elsewhere. Democrats see their chance As Democrats and Republicans look to galvanize their base ahead of the 2020 election, a slew of state laws barring access to abortion have a law in Alabama that effectively outlaws abortion and includes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. But the governor of Missouri signed 00:00:00 00:28:20 With the new laws facing legal challenges that could ultimately land in the supreme court, social issues and the judiciary loom heavily in a campaign season that has so far has centered on the economy and the character of President Donald Trump. The last few days of unprecedented energy against abortion bans …