Emma Gonzalez, center, and the other student activists from Parkland cheer on stage at the end of the March for Our Lives rally in Washington. The attacks on the teenage survivors of the shooting have been fierce from the beginning, and have only continued since the students helped spearhead hundreds of protests last month. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times) It’s been a month and half since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 students and school personnel dead at the hands of 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz. Thanks to the outspokenness and energy of surviving students like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, the tragic shooting has sparked a movement against gun violence and for common-sense gun control laws. The constant rhetoric, rallies and TV appearances of Parkland shooting survivors moved a previously immovable Florida Legislature to enact in three weeks what it had refused to do in nearly three decades: stricter gun controls. Though state … [Read more...] about Christie: Are the Parkland shooting teens fair game for conservative critics?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Aaron Blake by Aaron Blake Email the author April 2 at 2:18 PM Email the author In any normal workplace, people would prefer that you to think they quit rather than they were fired. The Trump administration is clearly no normal workplace. Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has spent much of the last three days disputing the White House's contention that he resigned and is instead insisting he was fired. And while it's possible he is simply … [Read more...] about Is the White House being honest when it says David Shulkin resigned? If so, it should be able to prove it.
WASHINGTON — Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is making it clear he was fired from his job amid conflicting claims from the White House.White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters on Sunday told The Associated Press that Shulkin had "resigned" from his job when President Donald Trump abruptly announced via Twitter last Wednesday that he was nominating White House doctor Ronny Jackson to replace him.But in television interviews, Shulkin said he had not submitted a resignation letter, or planned to, and was only told of Trump's decision shortly before the Twitter announcement. He said he had spoken to Trump by phone earlier that day about VA improvements, with no mention of his job status, and was scheduled to meet with the president the next morning."I came to run the Department of Veterans Affairs because I'm committed to veterans," Shulkin said. "And I would not resign because I'm committed to making sure this job was seen through to the very end."The semantics could … [Read more...] about Ousted David Shulkin rejects White House claim he resigned VA job
WASHINGTON -- Former Gov. Chris Christie said he expected another top official in President Donald Trump's administration to be out of a job soon. Christie said he didn't expect Trump's Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, to remain in office following revelations that he rented space in a Capitol Hill condominium owned by the wife of a prominent energy lobbyist. "I don't know how you survive this one," Christie said on ABC's "This Week." Christie replaced by Pence as transition head Christie questioned why Pruitt, who has challenged the overwhelming scientific evidence that human activity has contributed to climate change, was running the EPA in the first place. "This was a brutally unprofessional transition, this was a transition that didn't vet people for this type of judgement issues, which I think could have been seen very easily in a lot of these people," said Christie, who was fired as Trump's transition chair after the … [Read more...] about Christie says this top Trump aide may be on the way out
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Trinity star David Johnson will include Louisville as an option with Chris Mack hire Johnson said Mack’s arrival from Xavier neither improves nor hurts the likelihood that he will choose to attend Louisville. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jake Lourim, Louisville Courier Journal Published 4:02 p.m. ET March 27, 2018 CLOSE Jeff Greer updates the latest on the University of Louisville men's basketball coach hire. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Trinity High School star David … [Read more...] about Trinity star David Johnson will include Louisville as an option with Chris Mack hire