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The new smear campaign against students who survived the Parkland massacre

The new smear campaign against students who survived the Parkland massacre

Politics
Students who survived the gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have emerged as powerful advocates of gun control and fierce critics of the NRA. Now they are being targeted by a right-wing smear campaign. David Hogg, a senior at the school, was one of the first to appear on national television and demand action. “We’re children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Come over your politics and get something done,” Hogg said, looking directly into the camera. Hogg is now being targeted by Gateway Pundit, a far-right blog that has press credentials from the Trump White House. A post published on Monday by the site’s White House correspondent, Lucian Wintrich, features Hogg’s photo with the word “EXPO
Students Send A Message To Trump And The NRA With White House Die In

Students Send A Message To Trump And The NRA With White House Die In

Politics
Students are fighting for their lives against gun violence, and to make sure that the NRA and Trump know that they aren’t going away, they are holding a die in at the White House. Video: 17 students hold a die in at White House to demand action on gun violence. pic.twitter.com/xunMfwEBCt — Sarah Reese Jones […] The post Students Send A Message To Trump And The NRA With White House Die In appeared first on Politicus USA.
Parkland students say, ‘We are going to be the last mass shooting’

Parkland students say, ‘We are going to be the last mass shooting’

Breaking News
Watch Video To those who say it’s too soon after the school massacre to talk about politics and gun control, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High see your point. “We can respect that. We’ve lost people. It’s important to mourn,” junior Cameron Kasky said Sunday. “Here’s a time to talk about gun control: March 24. My message for the people in office is: You’re either with us or against us. We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around.” Be forewarned: They’re coming for the National Rifle Association and any politician who takes money from the gun lobbyist, Kasky and his classmates said. The NRA did not immediately return CNN’s call seeking comment. Kasky and his fellow students hope their efforts will ...
Students Are Working to Make Sure Everyone, from Kids to Seniors, Gets a Cake on Their Birthday

Students Are Working to Make Sure Everyone, from Kids to Seniors, Gets a Cake on Their Birthday

Entertainment
These teenagers are baking a difference. Allison Wachen, 17, found a way to put her skills in the kitchen to good use in her community: she founded the Montgomery County, Maryland, chapter of the non-profit organization Birthday Cakes 4 Free, which bakes, decorates and delivers the traditional dessert to people who would otherwise go without. “It’s just such a basic thing but I think on your birthday, the whole idea of having a birthday cake and having the celebration with your friends and family…reaffirms that you really have a community supporting you, but it’s also something just very special,” Wachen told ABC News. When the club was first started by Wachen and her younger brother, Robert Wachen, they faced some hurdles as the sole chapter run by kids. Many volunteers were too young to
Trump to meet with high school students

Trump to meet with high school students

Breaking News
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida. A White House schedule says Trump will host students and teachers Wednesday. He also will meet with state and local officials on school safety on Thursday. The White House did not immediately answer questions about what students would be attending the session. Students who survived the shooting in Parkland that left 17 dead have focused their anger on the president, urging him and other elected officials to do something about gun violence. The president visited the community Friday, seeking out victims at a hospital and meeting first responders. Otherwise, his attention has been almost fully on the Russia investigation, the s
This Is Not Going To End Well: Trump To Meet With Parkland Shooting Students

This Is Not Going To End Well: Trump To Meet With Parkland Shooting Students

Politics
The White House has announced that Trump is going to meet with Stoneman Douglas High School students who survived the Parkland shooting. The AP reported, “President Donald Trump will hold a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida. A White House schedule says Trump will host students […] The post This Is Not Going To End Well: Trump To Meet With Parkland Shooting Students appeared first on Politicus USA.
Parkland Students Hammer Trump For Making Mass Shooting About The FBI And Russia

Parkland Students Hammer Trump For Making Mass Shooting About The FBI And Russia

Politics
Parkland students who survived the mass shooting at their high school are shredding Donald Trump for using their tragedy to attack the FBI for the Russia investigation. Trump tweeted: Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too […] The post Parkland Students Hammer Trump For Making Mass Shooting About The FBI And Russia appeared first on Politicus USA.
Furious students who survived school shooting call for tougher gun laws

Furious students who survived school shooting call for tougher gun laws

Breaking News
Watch Video In an emotional rally Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, politicians and Marjory Stoneman Douglas students called for a ban on weapons like the one used to kill 17 people at the Florida high school, and urged voters to kick out lawmakers who oppose the move or who take money from the National Rifle Association. In a fiery speech, senior Emma Gonzalez demanded national lawmakers do something to prevent mass school shootings. “We certainly do not understand why it should be harder to make plans with friends on weekends than to buy an automatic or semiautomatic weapon,” Gonzalez, who huddled in an auditorium during Wednesday’s shooting, said at the rally outside a federal courthouse. Gonzalez, whose palpable anger burst out in her words, demanded that laws change becau...
Factbox: Brave faculty, model students among 17 shot dead at Florida school

Factbox: Brave faculty, model students among 17 shot dead at Florida school

Politics
A beloved assistant football coach who acted as a human shield to save others was among the 17 people killed in South Florida when a gunman opened fire this week in the second-deadliest shooting ever at a public school in the United States. The post Factbox: Brave faculty, model students among 17 shot dead at Florida school appeared first on Politicus USA.