Students march on Washington to protest gun violence

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

21 September 2018
7 month ago
[email protected]: I will always remember the time I spent today with courageous students, teachers and families. So much love in the midst of so much pain. We must not let them down. We must keep our children safe!! Full Listening Session:
7 month ago
[email protected]: "A gun-free zone to a maniac - because they're all cowards - a gun-free zone is 'let's go in and let's attack because bullets aren't coming back at us.'"
7 month ago
Trump: "Background checks are going to be very strong. We are going to need that."
Darrell Scott, Founder of Rachel's Challenge (Columbine): After working with "millions of young people" he has learned "we must create a culture of connectedness."
"These deaths are preventable," says the mother of a murdered student. "I implore you," she tells the president. "You have the ability to save livesplease don't waste this."
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Hockley to @POTUS: "You have the ability to do that. There's legislation available to you right now."
Struggling to hold back tears, a Parkland student tells Pres "I'm sitting with a mother than lost her son." "We need to do something." "So, let's be strong for the fallen – who don't have a voice to speak anymore. And let's never let this happen again."
Nicole Hockley, Sandy Hook Promise: "How many more deaths can we take as a country?Don't let that happen on your watch."
Student Sam Zeif: "Let's never let this happen again. Please, please."
Student Sam Zeif: "I don't understand why I can still go into a store and buy a weapon of war"
Zeif: "How is that easy to buy this type of weapon?"
Father of slain girl delivers angry statement. "I'm pissedbecause I'm never gonna see my daughter again." "How many children have to get shot?" "I'm not going to sleep until it's fixed." "I'm never gonna see my kid again - my beautiful daughter."
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Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky to Trump: "The fact that this happened in our city means it could happen anywhere We have to at some point care enough and be strong enough to come up with solutions."
The father calls on all sides to work with the President on security for schools, then battle it out later on gun laws
Father whose daughter was "shot nine times" and died: "How many schools, how many children have to get shot? It stops here with this administration and me."
This man says his daughter was killed last week in Florida; "I'm very angry that this happened, because it keeps happening"
Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky says she's spoken to some of the parents whose children were gunned down: "We need action and we need to be solution-oriented."
One family whose child killed said they want the administration to talk about guns
Parkland mayor said she spent last week going to funerals. "We have to care enough to do something."
Another student warns about bullying being a cause for some students to bring guns to school. "We need preventative measures," she says.
"This has to never happen again," says one student of school shootings. "I'm just begging for change," says a parent. "Everybody is so stuck not listening," says another student.
Another dad pleads with @POTUS to do something about school violence. "Please," he says
Justin Gruber from same school: "There needs to be a change. People need to feel safe."
[email protected]: Since this bill was signed into law, thousands of companies have announced wage increases, benefit increases, and companywide bonuses.
Student: "I was born in a world where I never got to experience safety and poeace."
Ariana Klein, also from Douglas HS, says important to listen to other points of view.
One student thanked @POTUS. "you're a great leader," she said.
Most student and parents struggling not to cry as they share brief stories with Trump and Pence.
Mother talking about how she could not reach her son after shooting. He survived. "Why not my child?" She asked.
"I'm just begging for a change. We need a change," says Jonathan's mother, Melissa Blank.
"I don't even know what's going on. It's crazyYou've done a great job and I like the direction you're going in," says Jonathan Blank, a survivor from the same school.
7 month ago
Julia Cordover, student body president of Douglas HS in Parkland, Florida to @POTUS: "I'm confident you'll do the right thing."
Pres Trump tells participants "we're gonna be very strong on background checks" for gun buyers. Also says he'll be strong on mental health issue and "do plenty of other things." "It's not going to be talk like it has been in the past. We're gonna get it done." Invites suggestions.
VP Pence tells "listening session" he's moved by the courage of participants. "We want to hear your hearts today," he says. Urges them to share "what it is you would have us to do."
[email protected] asks students and parents to "share their hearts" at meeting on school violence
"Many of you have lived through something unthinkable," says @BetsyDeVosED, reading prepared statement. "My heart is broken."
Trump administration wans to find out "how we might ensure that this is the last time this ever happens," says @VP. "We want to hear your hearts today."
"The president has already taken action," adds @VP.
"Mike, what do you have to say?" says @POTUS to @VP after a pastor leads a prayer.
Trump begins event on school shootings: "We're going to do something about this horrible situation that's going on"
Pres Trump in the room, greeting participants in his "listening session."
President Trump's approval rating dips to 37%, a new poll finds
7 month ago
[email protected]: [email protected] Melania and I join millions of people around the world in mourning the passing of Billy Graham. Our prayers are with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all who worked closely with Reverend Graham in his lifelong ministry.
Attending will be six of the ParklandSchoolShooting students, including the student body president of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The list of participants who'll be here at the @WhiteHouse for today's school safety "listening session" with @POTUS, @VP and @BetsyDeVosED.
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Gun dealers are ALREADY barred from selling handguns to anyone younger than 21. It makes NO SENSE to allow them to sell AR-15s to someone 18, 19 or 20! GunReformNow
VP and Mrs Pence back from @NASAKennedy. Carrying their own bags.. Don't see the model rocket @VP got from the Starliner folks.7 month ago
VP and Mrs Pence back from @NASAKennedy. Carrying their own bags.. Don't see the model rocket @VP got from the Starliner folks.
"He asked these leaders to call on Congress to join him in building on the incredible momentum of the historic tax cuts by fixing the bad trade deals that have shipped American jobs overseas and reiterated his promise to never stop fighting for America's workers." - White House
Today @POTUS was "pleased to host the leaders of millions of American workers at the White House today for a discussion on his economic agenda," according to a @WhiteHouse statement.
Full statement issued by @WhiteHouse
More @IvankaTrump: "Their talent, drive, grit and spirit embodies American excellence, and inspire us all."
[email protected]: "I am honored to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremonies of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. We look forward to congratulating Team USA and celebrating all that our athletes have achieved."
[email protected]: "We've seen the redeployment of assets. The reinvestment back into our economy by major companiesWe have so many companies here that are reinvesting back."
Asked if any effort was being made to arrange contact between @IvankaTrump and the North Korean delegation, a Sr Admin Official gave a blunt one word answer: "No."
Other members of the pres delegation to the Closing Ceremonies include @SenatorRisch, @PressSec and Gen. Vincent Brooks, Commander, US Forces/Korea.
Sr Admin Official says @IvankaTrump will travel commercial to Seoul, have dinner Friday night with Pres Moon at Blue House, then spend the weekend in PyeongChang for the last of the Olympic events and the closing ceremony Sunday night.
[email protected]: "I think you would expect [the Fed] to be much more conservative with this historic basis for these tax cuts and the transformational effect that they're going to have in our economy."
[email protected]: 'Phase 2' of anti-Trump dossier probe will ask basic questions - if you have nothing to hide you'll answer those questions without having to be subpoenaed
[email protected] (NJ-05) talked to parents at a town hall about how Congress can better protect our students from gun violence.
Comey friend sues Trump State Dept for records on article promoting Mar-a-Lago
[email protected]: "Billy Graham was truly one of a kind. Christians and people of all faiths and backgrounds will miss him dearly. We are thinking of him today, finally at home in Heaven."
@IvankaTrump: Last week we met to discuss the Investing in Opportunity Act in the 2017 Tax Bill that will drive capital to distressed urban and rural communities, in which ~52 million Americans live.
Former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg expected to meet with Special Counsel Mueller's team on Thursday, according to a source with knowledge. Nunberg spoke on the record about the Trump campaign in the book "Fire and Fury."
7 month ago
[email protected]: Yesterday, it was my great honor to recognize extraordinary Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders, and to award them the the highest possible decoration for bravery by public safety officers, the Medal of Valor. AmericanHeroes
Sen. Bernie Sanders will publish a book titled "Where We Go From Here" a week after the 2018 midterm elections
[email protected]: "Between and November, Democrats [have] got to jump on this economic message."
Here's Daniel, the 17-year old Maryland student who put all this together. "Tell me the last time thoughts and prayers saved anyone." He wants to shift #NeverAgain to the voting booths in 2018 and 2020.
Melania Trump's parents are legal permanent residents, but their attorney won't say how the couple gained their green cards, WaPo reports. Immigration experts say they likely relied on a family reunification process Trump derisively calls chain migration.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, top Dem on House Oversight Committee, sent a letter asking Chairman Trey Gowdy to join him in requesting documents from the White House to address unanswered questions about Niger ambush on October 4, 2017, that killed four U.S. Special forces troops
Fresh criminal charges filed under seal against ex-Trump campaign aides Manafort, Gates - court record
DepSec Sullivan: We believe in the change that is happening across Ukraine, and we look forward to continuing our partnership, and working with the leaders and citizens of this great country to deliver the bright and enduring future Ukraine's people deserve.
DepSec Sullivan: Ukraine's fight against corruption is no less essential than its fight against Russian aggression. Prevailing in both is a matter of national security. It is absolutely critical for Ukraine to press forward with deep, comprehensive, and timely reform.
DepSec Sullivan: I'm honored to affirm the US' unwavering support for an independent Ukraine – one that is stable, democratic, prosperous and free. We remain committed to restoring Ukraine's territorial integrity and ensuring safety, security of its citizens.
DepSec Sullivan: Secretary Tillerson has made it abundantly clear that Russia must take the 1st steps to de-escalate violence and resolve this conflict by fully implementing the Minsk Accords. We will continue to stand with Ukraine until there is an end to Russian aggression.
Students march on Washington to protest gun violence
7 month ago
[email protected]: Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of the investigation? Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!
Police clear scene after suspicious vehicle found near White House
Secret Service responding to suspicious vehicle near White House
7 month ago
[email protected]: Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of the investigation? Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Session!
Officers have cleared the scene after a suspicious vehicle was identified near the White House. The incident was reported before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday along 17th street in Northwest D.C. Officials say the new Executive Office Building was evacuated. Several roads in the area were closed and traffic was delayed in the area.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is heading to the United States, accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S.
A police officer has been injured after being shot in Northwest D.C. It happened on the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue around 7 a.m. A U.S. Park Police officer was shot in the lower body during the serving of a search warrant. He was taken to the hospital.
US Park police officer accidentally shot this morning. He is in stable condition at MedSTAR Washington hospital center. This is the scene outside of the emergency room entrance. Several Park police officers waiting
U.S. envoy visits Beirut, mediating in Lebanon-Israel dispute
The United States Intelligence Community lists President Rodrigo Duterte as one of the leaders in Southeast Asia who pose a threat to democracy and human rights in the region
7 month ago
Seoul's Foreign Ministry admits to omitting controversial part of US troop cost deal sent to Assembly
North Korea cancelled historic US meeting at the last minute
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure
Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters - sources
7 month ago
[email protected]: "One of the places where you guys seem to get very confused, and it seems to happen regularly: @POTUS hasn't said that Russia didn't meddle. What he's saying is it didn't have an impact, and it certainly wasn't with help from the Trump campaign."
7 month ago
[email protected]: Bad ratings @CNN and @MSNBC got scammed when they covered the anti-Trump Russia rally wall-to-wall. They probably knew it was Fake News but, because it was a rally against me, they pushed it hard anyway. Two really dishonest newscasters, but the public is wise!
Pres Trump said upcoming talks on school safety will include discussion of mental health issues and taking "swift action when there are warning signs."
Law enforcement officers from San Bernardino honored for ending a workplace shooting episode.
Today @POTUS and @EPN spoke on the phone about "expanding cooperation between the United States and Mexico on security, trade, and immigration," according to the @WhiteHouse.
Pres bestows Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to Police Chief Douglas Schroeder of Heston, KS P.D., for confronting a workplace shooter. One of 12 public safety officers being honored today.
President Trump announced he just signed a directive ordering Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft regulations banning "bump stocks" and other devices that turn semi-automatic firearms into automatic weapons.
The memo he just signed, according to @POTUS, recommending to @TheJusticeDept that bump stocks like those used in the Las Vegas Shootingbe declared illegal.
President Trump says he has ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose rules banning the sale of bump-stock style devices "that turn legal weapons into machine guns."
Remarks being made by @POTUS at Public Safety Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony here at the @WhiteHouse calling the recipients "very brave people."
Pres Trump says he just signed a memorandum directing Attorney General to take steps to ban all devices - like bump stocks - that turn legal weapons into machine guns. Expects regulation to be finalized very soon.
Just signed a memo on weapons, @POTUS says.
7 month ago
[email protected]: "I can tell you that @POTUS supports not having the use of bump stocks, and that we expect further action on that in the coming days."
Trump says he has ordered Atty General to propose rules outlawing the sale of devices "that turn legal weapons into machine guns."
"School safety is a top priority of my administration," says @POTUS, adding he will discuss this next week with state governors who will come to the @WhiteHouse.
[email protected]: "He still has confidence in Gen. McMaster He said that he liked the general's answer but just thought that little addendum would be helpful to add."
"We're working very hard to make sense of these events," @POTUS says of ParklandSchoolShooting. "We must do more to protect our children."
7 month ago
@POTUS also still has confidence in his national security advisor, says @PressSec.
Asked about a higher age limit for people buying AR-15 type weapons, SH Sanders says that's on the table for discussion
White House says Trump supports outlawing bump stocks, expect further action in coming days
[email protected] says students at tomorrow's "listening session" are those from Parkland, Sandy Hook and Columbine ParklandSchoolShooting
Sanders also said the President wants to explore tighter background checks - unclear on exact details
"I'm not aware of any red flags and it's irresponsible to suggest that within seeing any individual's file," responds @PressSec to another question about @jaredkushner security clearance issue.
"I'm not aware of any red flags and it's irresponsible to suggest that within seeing any individual's file," responds @PressSec to another question about @jaredkushner security clearance issue.
Sarah Sanders says she has no reason to believe that Scott Pruitt and David Shulkin have lost the confidence of Trump. Both are under scrutiny over taxpayer reimbursement for luxury travel.
7 month ago
"No decision within the (Kelly) memo (on security clearances) will impact anything that Jared Kushner is working on," says @PressSec. "He will continue to be a valued member of the team."
"He's angry that anybody would try to meddle in our system," replies @PressSec to questions about whether @POTUS specifically upset with Putin/Russia on Election2016 interference.
"There's not a quick or a simple answer," says Sanders for preventing school shootings. Asked Trump view of assault weapons ban, she says we "haven't closed the door on any front." Says @POTUS supports steps to make gun buy background checks more efficient.
"He actually called out Russia by name," Sarah Huckabee Sanders says of his reaction to an indictment on Friday that named 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies.
"We haven't closed the door on any front," replies @PressSec on whether @POTUS supports an assault weapons ban.
7 month ago
Tomorrow's listening session is "to see what can be done better" and to hear concerns of the students" who have been victims of school shootings, says @PressSec.
"No changes in that" replies @PressSec to question of whether @POTUS still has confidence in @FBI director.
"Just last week we called out on Russia by name" for cyberattacks. "@POTUS "has been tougher on Russia in the first year than Obama in eight years combined."
Sanders defends Trump tweet on FBI failing to investigate tip on school gunman due to Russia collusion probe. She says he would like the FBI "not to be focused on a hoax."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "One of the places where you guys seem to get very confused, and it seems to happen regularly: @POTUS hasn't said that Russia didn't meddle. What he's saying is it didn't have an impact, and it certainly wasn't with help from the Trump campaign."
Sanders: "We're not the only targets of foreign interference."
7 month ago
"Everybody wants to blame this on the Trump administration," says @PressSec of Election2016 interference.
"We have all to be aware that the cause" of the ParklandSchoolShooting was due to a "deranged individual," certainly not the responsibility of @FBI.
[email protected] announces representatives from Parkland, Sandy Hook and Columbine, among others, will take part in @POTUS "listening session" Wednesday with high school students and teachers.
Sanders: "He has taken a number of actions and put pressure on" Russia.
"It didn't have an impact" but @POTUS hasn't said Russia didn't meddle in Election2016.
7 month ago
Victims and families of ParklandSchoolShooting have "constantly been in our thoughts and prayers," says @PressSec.
"Members of the Parkland community" will be among those at @WhiteHouse "listening session" tomorrow.
Briefing still hasn't begun and @POTUS event in less than 10 minutes:
Attorney linked to Trump campaign aide's Ukrainian political work pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators.
[email protected]: U.S. is deeply concerned by the escalating violence in Damascus suburbs of East Ghouta, Syria. The escalation is exacerbating the already grave human suffering of nearly 400,000 people. We call on all parties to commit to unconditional de-escalation of violence.
Attorney General Sessions announces new cybersecurity task force: "The Internet has given us amazing new tools that help us work, communicate, and participate in our economy, but these tools can also be exploited by criminals, militants, and enemy governments."
Carrying their own bags, @VP and @SecondLady arrive at @JBA_NAFW to board Air Force Two for flight to @NASAKennedy and space flight meetings. @VP chairs National Space Council.
[email protected] gives a readout on Deputy Secretary Sullivan's participation in MSC2018 in Germany, his meetings in Rome to discuss US-Italy cooperation on shared priorities, and his visit to Kyiv, where he will underscore U.S. support for Ukraine's sovereignty.
DNI response to Sen Chuck Schumer about Russian Intel Chiefs' visit to US. We've just obtained this - notes for context: SVR chief is sanctioned by US and therefore couldn't normally visit without special permission; no mention of reports that GRU chief also visited.
Adam Schiff: If by "tough", you mean praising Putin, denying Russian involvement in our election, and refusing to impose the sanctions Congress passed, then you are one tough customer. Otherwise, the word you are looking for is "weak."
Russian police have reportedly arrested a man who has claimed to be a worker at a so-called troll factory in St. Petersburg, Russia, hours after he gave interviews to foreign journalists.7 month ago
Russian police have reportedly arrested a man who has claimed to be a worker at a so-called "troll factory" in St. Petersburg, Russia, hours after he gave interviews to foreign journalists.
Another announcement over the loudspeaker - "The press briefing will begin at 2:50 pm."
7 month ago
[email protected]: Main Street is BOOMING thanks to our incredible TAX CUT and Reform law. "This shows small-business owners are more than just optimistic, they are ready to grow their businesses."
Sen. Schumer says funding the laser lab at UR will be a top priority
@RepMaxineWaters: John Kelly needs to resign.
@RepMaxineWaters: If you're wondering why Kelly couldn't keep his lies straight -first trying to defend wife beater Porter, then claiming he voluntarily resigned,then claiming he fired him - this is the same person who lied on Rep.Wilson. Even after video proved him a liar, he refused to apologize
@RepMaxineWaters: John Kelly is also complicit in knowing that Porter had a history of wife beating. This would've been revealed in the investigative reports that were so clearly identified by FBI Director Wray when he testified before the United States Senate.
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