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No, Mass Shooters Do Not Target “Gun Free Zones”

Screen shot from White House video Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. A day after President Donald Trump convened a remarkable meeting to discuss gun regulations with members of Congress at the White House, he gave the gathering a mixed scorecard. “Many ideas, some good & some not so good, emerged…

Nancy Pelosi Just Endorsed a Congressman Who Opposes Abortion and Gay Rights

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Newscom via ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Illinois Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski’s career is on life-support. The seven-term congressman from the Chicago area, who inherited his seat from his father, is facing a formidable primary challenge from businesswoman Marie Newman, whose campaign has been fueled by progressive anger…

Obamacare Just Keeps Getting More and More Popular

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. New Kaiser tracking poll results are out today, and Obamacare favorability took yet another jump upward. Overall, Obamacare is continuing its steady march toward widespread acceptance: Since Obamacare kicked off in 2014, favorability ratings have steadily increased among Democrats (+25 points), independents (+23 points) and…

California Supreme Court Rules State Must Stop Sending So Many Children to Prison for 50 Years

AlexRaths/iStock/Getty Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it’s unconstitutional to send juvenile offenders to prison for 50 or more years after certain nonhomicide offenses, arguing that such a sentence would be functionally the same as life-without-parole. The 4-3 decision is the latest in…