Evan Wilt

Evan is a World Journalism Institute graduate and a former WORLD reporter.

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Senators introduce federal ‘red flag’ bill

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/08/18, 02:48 pm

WASHINGTON—A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation Thursday to temporarily keep firearms out of the hands of anyone showing warning signs of violence. They filed the bill in response to last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., which killed 17 people. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., call their bill a common-sense proposal to save lives.

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Masters of the House

Politics | Democrats and Republicans gear up for a fierce fight in midterm elections
by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/08/18, 12:50 pm

WASHINGTON—The 2018 midterm elections officially kicked off this week, and Republicans have their work cut out for them to retain control of the House.

Democrats proved eager to participate this year in the nation’s first primary Tuesday in Texas. More than 1 million Texas Democrats cast ballots—the highest turnout since 2002 and nearly double the number from 2014.

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Republicans urge Trump to torpedo tariffs

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/08/18, 10:08 am

WASHINGTON—A group of 107 House Republicans signed a letter Wednesday urging President Donald Trump to reconsider his planned tariffs on steel and aluminum. House Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade chairman Dave Reichert, R-Wash., organized the opposition document requesting Trump target the tariffs at bad actors and not harm all U.S. trading partners.

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