Hancock & Kelley – A wild week in politics

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This week, like (almost) every week of the Trump presidency, was filled with news. Packed. Overstuffed. Brimming.

It’s easy amid this maelstrom to forget the important stories — and moments of the week. Which is where we — me and Brenna Williams — come in.

Below you’ll find the stories you may have forgotten but need to remember from the week that was.


The White House unveils its proposal on guns in the wake of the Parkland shooting. It includes hardening schools and arming teachers but not raising the age from 18 to 21 to buy a firearm.


Trump defends White House gun proposals that back off new age limit  White House officials unhappy about Betsy Devos’ appearance on ’60 Minutes’ Stormy Daniels offers to return $130,000 ‘hush agreement’ payment


Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, taps Mike Pompeo as replacement Trump aide Johnny McEntee fired over security clearance issue Top Tillerson aide fired after saying Secretary of State didn’t know why he had been fired Trump goes to California for the 1st time as president Trump signals wider senior staff shake-ups on the horizon Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faces 305 years in prisons Conor Lamb leads Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania special election


White House tries to distance itself from Pennsylvania special election Hearing set for July in Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump Jeff Sessions considering whether to fire deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe before he can retire Larry Kudlow chosen as Trump’s next top economic adviser Defense Department charged nearly $140,000 at Trump branded properties Ben and Candy Carson actually were personally involved in picking the $31,000 dining set Another Trump attorney involved in Stormy Daniels case


Embattled VA secretary David Shulkin faces questions about future on Capitol Hill Trump admits he made up trade claims in meeting with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Trump administration finally announces Russia sanctions over election meddling Special Counsel Robert Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization documents in Russia probe Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump are separating Trump ready to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser


Stormy Daniels’ lawyer alleges there are 6 more women with stories similar to his client’s Stormy Daniels’ attorney claims she was physically threatened