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NEW: Trump Tells NRA He'll Fight For Gun Rights

Apr 26, 2019
Lauren Chapman, IPBS News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed to fight for gun rights as he addressed the National Rifle Association on Friday and implored members of the group — struggling to maintain its influence — to rally behind his re-election bid.

The Latest: Pence Assures NRA 'No One Is Taking Your Guns'

Apr 26, 2019
Jennifer Weingart/WVPE

UPDATE: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association:

11:50 a.m.

Vice President Mike Pence says that under the Trump administration, "no one is taking your guns."

The line got a rousing applause from the National Rifle Association in Indianapolis, where Pence was introducing President Donald Trump at the gun lobby's annual convention.

Pence, a former Indiana governor, told the crowd, "Under this president and this vice president no one is taking your guns."

Trump is speaking to the convention for the third year in a row.

The NRA's convention comes as longtime observers say the group is at its weakest moment in memory, due to serious infighting, financial issues and shifting public sentiment after a series of mass shootings.

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11:25 a.m.

President Donald Trump has landed in Indianapolis, where he'll be headlining the National Rifle Association's annual convention for the third year in a row.

Trump is addressing members of the gun rights group the same day he is expected to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH'-bay) to the White House in Washington.

The NRA's convention comes as longtime observers say the group is at its weakest moment in memory, due to serious infighting, financial issues and shifting public sentiment after a series of mass shootings.

Greeting the 45th president at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday were people in red "Make American Great Again" hats and a round of country music.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest gun rights organization played a pivotal role in President Donald Trump's victory in 2016.

Everytown For Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action announced a $100,000 advertising campaign against the National Rifle Association during its annual convention in Indianapolis.

Buttigieg: It's Clear Trump Deserves Impeachment

Apr 23, 2019
Peter Ringenberg

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg  says Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump are "stupendously different in very, very many respects" as he tried to smooth over an earlier comparison of the two politicians.

Indiana Man Accused Of Posting Trump Threats On Facebook

Apr 19, 2019

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Federal charges have been filed against an Indiana man who authorities say threatened to shoot President Donald Trump in Facebook posts.

AP Sources: Secret Service Director To Leave Trump Administration

Apr 8, 2019

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles is expected to leave the Trump administration.

That's according to two administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the personnel matter.

The officials say Alles' departure stems from a personality conflict within the agency. They said it was unrelated to the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and a recent security breach at the president's private club in Florida.

UPDATE: Vice President Mike Pence will join President Donald Trump in addressing the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association in Indianapolis next week.

Pence will be the featured speaker at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum on April 26. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the forum the same day.

ORIGINAL POST:

The NRA has announced that it is bringing its annual meeting back to Indianapolis later this month.

President Trump is scheduled to speak at a forum at the event on Friday, April 26.

Jeanie Lindsay/IPB News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's schools chief panned a proposal to eliminate federal funding for the Special Olympics before President Donald Trump reversed the plan.

Schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick issued a statement Thursday morning saying she was disappointed in the plan to erase $17.6 million in federal funding that comprises about 10 percent of the group's overall revenue.

Trump later told reporters at the White House, "I've overridden my people for funding the Special Olympics."

Presidential Stop In Lima Excites

Mar 20, 2019

  In a residential area on the motorcade route, Terri Morris put a sign in her front yard reading ‘Bring Back Honesty, Trump has to go.’

 

But even Morris was caught in the pomp and circumstance of the presidential motorcade, and says she ran outside to take a video when the president drove by.

 

Researchers Propose Alternative To Trump's Border Wall

Mar 6, 2019

Researchers across the country, including a few in Indiana, have put together a plan that could transform the U.S.-Mexico border in a different approach to the wall President Donald Trump is calling for.

Chelsea Beck / NPR

President Trump is addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Watch his remarks live.

Jennifer Weingart

Ahead of the Rally in Elkhart tonight, supporters of President Donald Trump are lined up outside the Northside Gym, waiting for the doors to open.

Supporters from as far away as Florida and California wait in line, decked out in Trump gear. At the rally tonight the president is expected to talk about his tax plan and support local Republican candidates.

The rally starts at seven, but Bruce Spratling has been here since 9 a.m.. He’s from Florida but winters in Michigan. He’s got a Trump flag draped around his shoulder and a sign that says ‘stop H-1B visas.’

Former Union Leader Talks Jobs Under President Trump

May 9, 2018

Retired union leader Chuck Jones believes President Donald Trump has not kept his promises to Hoosier workers. Jones’s statements come ahead of the president’s Thursday visit to Elkhart, a city that depends heavily on manufacturing jobs. 

According to Jones, Indiana residents don’t have to look further than the lost jobs at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis to see the President’s impact on Hoosier jobs.

While Jones said he appreciated the president making jobs a central campaign issue, he argues not much more has been done for workers since.

WAMU

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at 9 PM

A year after President Trump's inauguration, Diane Rehm returns to the airwaves to talk with a panel of top political analysts about how the country has changed since his election, and what's ahead for the White House, Congress and voters in 2018.

Guests include:

Maggie Haberman, White House correspondent, New York Times

Juana Summers, senior writer, CNN Politics

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