Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It was just two weeks out from election day when officials in Washington made the announcement: Russia and Iran were interfering in the electoral process. In a bid to “intimidate voters”, the Iranians were sending fake emails that mimicked the far-right US group the Proud Boys, said
by Debi Smith Hi neighbor! How are you and your family? I hope this letter finds you each doing well despite the challenges the pandemic has presented. What a year, right? Like some cosmic test to see how much we humans can handle. Our family is good, thankfully, though I’ve been out of work since
Monday Oct 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM Voters in Kansas have long been known as independent, intelligent and sensible when it comes to electing United States senators. But this year we see millions of dollars pouring in from places like California and New York with the goal of tricking Kansans into electing anti-gun extremist Barbara Bollier.
A month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, David Hogg stood in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands gathered at the U.S. Capitol to demand an end to gun violence. “Who here is going to vote in the 2018 election?” asked Hogg, then a senior at
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is expected to be appointed after a rare weekend session to advance the confirmation a week out from the election. AP Photo / Greg Nash, Pool The expected confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court on Monday is the culmination of a decades-long coordinated effort by
The gun-ban proponents at Everytown, New York Billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s personal anti-gun advocacy apparatus, have finally begun talking about guns in their political ads. In August and September, we pointed out that Everytown seemed rather focused in its political messaging on things like health care, pharmaceuticals, and school funding. An odd collection of topics for
Throughout the two presidential debates and single vice-presidential debate the moderators did not ask a single question about gun control or the right to keep and bear arms. The dearth of coverage on Second Amendment issues at the debates follows a larger trend. Anti-gun lawmakers up and down the ballot, and even anti-gun organizations, have made the calculated
Earlier this year, in a ruling of first impression in Washington State, the Kitsap County District Court decided that the state’s compulsory “firearm surrender” laws violated the Fourth and Fifth Amendments and the analogous provisions in the state constitution. “In our constitutional system of government, individuals have rights that the government and its agents (including
click to enlarge Photo via News Service Florida National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer A full federal appeals court has rejected a request by prominent National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer to take up a case about graphic emails
“Pro-life” Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who will almost certainly be seated on the Supreme Court this week, seems to have no problem putting guns in the hands of individual Americans who want to buy them — every Tom, Dick and Kyle. She reportedly takes “an expansive view” of the Second Amendment, writing in her only ruling on
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Governors tend to be lousy judges of political talent, at least with respect to appointed senators. Since World War II, almost 50 senators have been appointed by governors. By my count, about 32 of those subsequently ran to complete the term for which they were appointed or for a full term of their own.
WASHINGTON — Several words are missing from Sen. John Cornyn’s ad blitz hitting Texas TV viewers in the final weeks of his reelection bid: Republican. Conservative. Trump. Instead, the three-term incumbent focuses on his concern for victims of sexual violence and the scourge of COVID-19, and his dismay that challenger MJ Hegar uses vulgarity in
I recently called a friend who lives alone in Oakland, a neighbourhood of San Francisco which has one of the highest murder rates in the nation. A former journalist, who now works for the American Civil Liberties Union, she tells me she is considering purchasing a gun for self-defence. Not so much if Donald Trump
Soon enough, Borat bursts into the room, exclaiming, “She 15. She too old for you. She my daughter, please, take me instead.” (The actress, per IMDb, is 24.) The Kazakh characters’ plan had been to garner the American government’s favor by presenting Tutar as a “gift” to a Trump ally — hence the film’s impossibly
The Colorado Springs Gazette covered the tragic killing of a Patriot Muster supporter by smearing the protest’s organizer, John Tiegen. (You know Tiegen from “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” the movie based on the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. Tiegen and
Editor’s note: There are five candidates for the two at-large San Jacinto City Council seats opening as listed on the Nov. 3 general election local ballot. This week, readers have the opportunity to meet four of the candidates for those seats. After several attempts to contact, candidate Cynthia Stroffolino did not respond to Valley News’
CLOSE Voters in Tennessee share their thoughts on the importance of the 2020 election. Nashville Tennessean Story Highlights The U.S. Senate race in Tennessee is one of 35 that will determine whether Democrats gain control of the U.S. Senate, or Republicans maintain it The Democratic candidate, Marquita Bradshaw, is the first Black woman in Tennessee to run
Leaning against a light blue convertible and waiting to take his place in the annual homecoming parade in Marshall, Minn., Collin Peterson recounted a recent 3 a.m. phone call from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “I told her, ‘This whole campaign is about you. They’re saying I’ve become a liberal and I’m doing whatever you tell
So, here’s the question: How much power should local governments have to regulate firearms or prevent their possession by felons, minors, undocumented immigrants or people judged mentally incompetent? Not much, according to backers of Legislative Referendum 130, the ballot measure sent to voters by Montana lawmakers last session. Specifically, Legislative Referendum 130 asks voters to
A convention goer looks at various models of Bushmaster rifles at the 142nd annual National Rifle … [+] Association(NRA) Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The future is uncertain
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Moyers on Democracy. What is the shadow network behind the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court? Who selected and groomed her for this moment? Who’s financing the campaign to get her confirmed? Who’s counting on her to side with President Trump if he’s losing the election and wants
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the State Senate races in Cleveland County. This week, the candidates for District 27 respond to the same set of questions posed to each by the Herald. Keidra Burrell Keidra Burell Party: Democrat Age: 41 Family: I am married with 3 children. A 17
Do you still the current election mirroring the ’16 election? There are millions and millions of people that are still in the throes of PSTD from that night alone. We had just played a festival in Colombia. We get on the plane and changed planes in Panama city and people had just started voting. Hillary’s
Hillary Clinton operatives continued to push false anti-Donald Trump information to the Justice Department’s No. 4 official after the Republican won the election, newly declassified FBI documents show. Repeated Clinton-funded communications in 2016-17 with then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr were creating a basis for Democrats to try to bring down the newly elected president.
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Incumbent state Rep. J.T. Wilcox is up for reelection this year, and his seat representing the 2nd Legislative District has drawn the eye of political newcomer Veronica Whitcher Rockett, a Democrat looking to leverage a focus on progressive education and family policies. The two will duke it out for the seat on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
SAN ANTONIO – A man who broke into an apartment on the city’s South Side was shot and killed by a neighbor as he left the apartment late Sunday night, San Antonio police said. Officers were called around 11:30 p.m. to the The Flats at Big Tex in San Antonio Apartments in the 420 block
Jon Gabriel, opinion contributor Published 7:00 a.m. MT Oct. 17, 2020 CLOSE Opinion: Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly founded a center that gave Arizona gun laws an F and endorsed candidates that few gun supporters would back. Democratic challenger Mark Kelly prepares to debate Republican Sen. Martha McSally at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
It’s rare that gun owners have something to celebrate in the Emerald City. But on Monday, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled in favor of an NRA suit on behalf of Seattle gun owners. Washington State law preempts localities from infringing on citizens’ gun rights: “The state of Washington hereby fully occupies and preempts the entire
Public universities in Texas are a few months into the experience of campus carry, a state law that allows students with licenses to bring guns to colleges. One fear of critics has been realized there: an accidental misfiring at Tarleton State University in September. Yet in Georgia, where I teach, all of our campuses thankfully