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How Trump trips up his own Afghan peace efforts

President Donald Trump gives an update on U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan at Fort Myer base in Virginia in 2017. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trumps efforts to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan keep hitting a major roadblock: his own pr…

The Real Reason Obama Didn’t Pass Gun Control

Bill Scher is a contributing editor to Politico Magazine, and co-host of the Bloggingheads.tv show The DMZ. After every mass shooting, theres a new ritual: sharing an old Twitter post from a British columnist that says: In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the en…

NRA struggling to counter gun control push

Protesters gather outside the NRA headquarters in Virginia. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo The National Rifle Associations internal turmoil is preventing the once-mighty organization from crafting a plan to blunt the latest gun control push, highlighting the gr…