Cops stood outside the school while the killer rampaged inside.
Onlookers yelled at them to go in. They didn’t. One parent urged bystanders:
“Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to.” @AP story:…

NEWS: The Jan 6 committee has testimony that Meadows told colleagues Trump said something to the effect of maybe Pence should be hung…

“What do you want me to say?” the teacher told me after I knocked on her door. “That I can’t eat? That all I hear are their voices screaming? And I can’t help them?”
This interview was one of the hardest I've ever done.
I hope you'll give it a read.…

NEW: DOJ's investigation into a plan to use "alternate" electors to keep Trump in the White House in 2020 has homed in on lawyers like Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman.
Grand jury subpoenas have started going out.…
w/@ktbenner @lukebroadwater

“more than 100 television ads from Republican candidates and supportive groups have used guns as talking points or visual motifs this year.”

The cops have been extremely vague & contradictory on the timeline.
It is clear that the gunman was inside the school for more than an hour. The question is whether there were children inside the classroom that the cops "contained" him into.

"Regardless of your political party, if you care about having elected officials with integrity oversee our elections—especially in contested swing states like Georgia—you should see Raffensperger’s win as a win for democracy." --@SarahLongwell25…

NEW: When Trump was in White House, there was an it-takes-a-village process to keep him on track w endorsements. Now, he’s resisted any structure for endorsements and has been on vengeance tour that voters mostly don’t share. ⁦@MichaelCBender⁩ and me…

“The hard truth is that there’s no way to confront America’s accelerating epidemic of gun violence without first addressing its systemic erosion of majority rule.”

NEWS: The Jan. 6 select committee has received testimony that as rioters swarmed the Capitol, Mark Meadows told colleagues Trump had expressed support for their calls to "hang Mike Pence."

“Privately, no one around Trump — and when I say no one, I mean no one, other than the handful of people who wouldn’t have any professional existence without him — wants him to run again.”

In the wake of the latest horror, Democrats should tell voters clearly that if they deliver two more Democratic senators, they will suspend the filibuster and pass new gun safety measures. Tell voters that they have recourse, and be *specific* about it:

NEW: Gov. Greg Abbott attended a fundraiser for his reelection campaign Tuesday night in East Texas, hours after a gunman killed 19 children and two adults at an elementary school over 300 miles away in Uvalde.

NEWS: Trump is eyeing Elise Stefanik for a potential running mate if he runs in 2024. And while VEEP talk is premature, the idea of adding Stefanik to a future Trump ticket has picked up steam at Mar-a-Lago in recent weeks, sources tell me & @GabbyOrr_.

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How the U.S. compares to the other 25 most developed countries in firearms possession…

Breaking: The gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a school in Uvalde, Texas, texted an online friend yesterday morning saying "I just shot my grandma in her head" and "Ima go shoot up a elementary school," per texts shared with me.

Stopping mass shootings in a country with 400 million guns will require much more than the "common sense reforms" we hear about. And achieving the kind of dramatic overhaul that would make a difference will require contending with gun culture. Read @gcaw:…

I talked with Fred Guttenberg about, among other things, what it’s like to be in that moment when a you find out a school shooting is happening and your kid is there. It was a gut-wrenching talk.

Scoop: President Biden’s advisers Brett McGurk & Amos Hochstein are on a secret visit to Saudi Arabia for talks about increasing oil production, red sea islands deal, normalization steps with Israel and Biden's possible visit. My story on @axios…

Republicans who accuse the left of "defunding police" are helping shooters outgun the police.
They're abetting crime and undermining law and order. Democrats must take that message to America.
Nothing will change till pro-gun extremists lose their seats.

Gun homicide rates by country….