Month: August 2020

Gabrielle Giffords, a former U.S. congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt, made a rare public address on the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday where she backed party nominee Joe Biden. ‘We are at a crossroads,’ Giffords said in pre-recorded remarks. ‘We can let the shooting continue or we can act. We
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Nearly 10 years after she was shot in the head in an attempted assassination, former U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords — still struggling with her speech — delivered a powerful call for gun control to the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night. In a prerecorded video message during the virtual convention, Giffords stood in front of an
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Here’s what you need to know: Applause was broadcast on a video screen at the site of Ms. Harris’s speech.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times MILWAUKEE — Democrats formally nominated Senator Kamala Harris for the vice presidency on Wednesday night, placing a woman of color on a major party ticket for the first time and showcasing
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Here’s what you need to know: Senator Kamala Harris said from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del., “There is no vaccine for racism,” adding, “We have got to do the work.”Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times Senator Kamala Harris of California on Wednesday night accepted the nomination to be the Democratic Party’s nominee to be vice
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On Thursday, August 20th, the Richmond City Council will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to OPPOSE Ordinance 2020-184. The meeting may be accessed remotely by video conference. Click here for information on attending the meeting and providing comments remotely. For decades, Virginia’s strong preemption statute has prohibited localities
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NY AG Letitia James called the NRA a ‘terrorist organization.’ ALBANY – Two years ago, Letitia James — then a candidate for New York attorney general — made a provocative campaign promise. The National Rifle Association, the nation’s preeminent guns-rights group, had a “poisonous agenda” that was “directly antithetical” to New York’s tough gun-control laws,
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A black Trump-supporting Florida state House representative has advanced as the GOP’s nominee for the state’s 19th Congressional District after beating out eight other candidates in a tight election Tuesday. What are the details? Byron Donalds won the primary with 23,480 votes — or 22.6% — edging second-place finisher, Dane Eagle, by just 774 votes,
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Democrats formally nominated Joseph R. Biden Jr. for the presidency on Tuesday night, anointing him as their standard-bearer against President Trump with an extraordinary virtual roll call vote that showcased the cultural diversity of their coalition and exposed a generational gulf that is increasingly defining the party. Denied the chance to assemble in Milwaukee because
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Image copyright Reuters Is Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris a far-left ideologue or a sober-minded centrist? Even President Donald Trump and his Republican allies seem undecided about how to define the California senator ahead of November’s election. During the Democratic party’s contest to pick its challenger to Mr Trump, Ms Harris ran to the left
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her one-minute speaking slot during the second night of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday evening to nominate progressive Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as president – without mentioning Joe Biden. ‘In a time when millions of people in the United States are looking for deep, systemic solutions to our crises of mass evictions,
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A former top National Rifle Association (NRA) official in a new tell-all book describes a culture of greed and corruption as well as a willingness to poison American political discourse at the organization. CEO Wayne LaPierre‘s former chief of staff, Josh Powell, writes in “Inside the NRA: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, Greed and Paranoia Within
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Democrats formally nominated Joseph R. Biden Jr. for the presidency on Tuesday night, anointing him as their standard-bearer against President Trump with an extraordinary virtual roll call vote that showcased the cultural diversity of their coalition and exposed a generational gulf that is increasingly defining the party. Denied the chance to assemble in Milwaukee because
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TUESDAY’S DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION LINE UP Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., Tom Barrett James Roosevelt Jr. and Lorraine Miller give the report of Credentials Committee Barney Frank and Maria Cardona give the report of the Rules Committee Julie Chavez Rodriguez and Dennis McDonough give the Credentials Committee report Keynote Address by 17 rising stars in party: Stacey
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Josh Powell’s book to be published September 8, “Inside the NRA: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, Greed and Paranoia Within the Most Powerful Political Group in America,” was first reported by the New York Times. CNN received quotes from the book from the publisher Twelve, a division of Hachette Book Group, and has not reviewed
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Dear Texas NRA Member: In a shameless effort to exploit the El Paso, Midland, and Odessa tragedies, gun control advocates have been demanding that the Texas Legislature pass radical restrictions on your rights called for by failed politicians like Beto O’Rourke and Michael Bloomberg.  The Texas House Committee on Mass Violence Prevention & Community Safety needs to
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A shocking tell-all book will be released from the highest-ranking former executive of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Josh Powell on Sept. 8, exposing the group for years of corruption. The New York Times has excerpts of the book which unveils accusations of the group have been true. Inside the NRA: A Tell-All Account of
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