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The Media Freakout Over President Trump's Notes

Along with Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump participated in a two-hour "listening session" with students, parents, and educators on Wednesday.

The meeting came after President Trump sent a memo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a ban on bump stocks and other firearm modifiers.

The president asked those in attendance on Wednesday for their suggestions, promising to "put a very strong emphasis on the mental health" of those looking to buy firearms.

Trump concurred with a parent present and backed the idea of having armed teachers in schools, decrying gun-free zones. The president said,

Where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them, go for special training, and they would be there and you would no longer have a gun free zone. A gun-free zone to a maniac, they’re all cowards, it’s 'let’s go in and attack because bullets aren’t coming at us.'
Despite the fact that President Trump graciously par…

Optimism for GOP in Florida

Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida), a vulnerable incumbent who is among the dying breed of Southern Democrats, is up for reelection in the 2018 midterms. Also up for grabs in 2018 will be the Florida governorship, which is being vacated by Republican Rick Scott due to term limits.

According to recent reports, Senator Nelson will most likely be challenged by Governor Scott, who is popular and received high marks for his handling of the devastation that followed Hurricane Irma in 2017.

POLITICO reports:

The term-limited governor said Tuesday that he’ll make up his mind about the race after the March 9 end of his last regular 60-day legislative session as governor. Scott won’t say which way he’s leaning, but some of those familiar with the governor’s thinking peg the likelihood of him running between 80 and 95 percent.
Match-up polls show that the race is essentially tied between Scott and Nelson, and Nelson's lead in the RealClearPolitics polling average is within the margin of error.