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Political Shifts, Sales Slump Cast Shadow Over Gun Industry

When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry's largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn't envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlle...
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GOP and Democrats Trade Blame for Shutdown, No Deal in Sight

WASHINGTON — The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year, as both parties traded blame Friday and President Donald Trump sought to raise the stakes in the weeklong impasse. "We will be...
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Whiter, Poorer, Trumpier: The New Republican California

After the shellacking that California Republicans took in this year's midterm elections, many figures within the more pragmatic wings of the party establishment had hoped that the party would turn away from the divisive politics of President Donald Trump and s...
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Trump Says Government Will Halt if Dems Investigate Him

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, emboldened by Republican election wins in the Senate and scornful of GOP candidates he felt didn't sufficiently embrace his support, delivered a stark warning to the new Democratic House majority on Wednesday: Investigate m...