Month: October 2020

Michigan announced a ban on Friday of the open carry of guns at polling places to avoid voter harassment and intimidation during the critical swing state election.   The announcement by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson drew a quick rebuke from some Republicans and gun rights activists, including the National Rifle Association, but the Democratic official said firearms at
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Columns share an author’s personal perspective.***** Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s dissent in the 2019 case Kanter v. Barr, an opinion in which she held that people with criminal records for non-violent crimes who haven’t been deemed dangerous should be allowed to possess guns, hasn’t received as much attention in her confirmation hearings
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On paper, Minnesota Senate District 4 in the Moorhead and Detroit Lakes area is the kind of place Republicans should run competitive races. Though it’s one of the few regions in Greater Minnesota not currently under GOP control, the underlying numbers for Republicans are promising: voters there picked Donald Trump in 2016 by an 8-point
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New documents from a former Cambridge Analytica insider reveal what an election watchdog group claims was illegal coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and a billionaire-funded pro-Trump super PAC. The legal complaint touches on some of the same people involved in today’s hotly contested presidential race and provides a detailed account alleging that Trump’s
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Now the 49-year-old writer stood in what he half-jokingly referred to as “enemy territory” — a gun range in the gun-loving state of Virginia — and listened to an instructor named CJ lay out the rules. “No gun-handling in the facility except in the booth, no exceptions whatsoever,” he told Karns. “The gun always points
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Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James received campaign contributions and was photographed with the organizer of the rally where conspirators accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer allegedly plotted with a militia to recruit more members. James, along with Vice President Mike Pence, was photographed with Ryan D. Kelley, a Grand Rapids real estate agent
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On Wednesday, the New York Post published an explosive report on emails the Post claims were obtained from a computer belonging to Hunter Biden. The emails appear to provide more details on Hunter Biden’s ties to Ukrainian energy company Burisma and contradict claims from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that he never discussed his son’s
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett argued in a dissent last year that felons should be allowed to own guns, a position Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee long opposed before defending President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the bench.  Barrett, who was appointed to the Seventh Circuit Court of
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State Rep. Kevin Ryan, D-Montville, is seeking his 15th term representing the 139th District. Republican challenger Caleb Espinosa is unfazed by Ryan’s experience, though. Ryan, 68, has been a state representative for longer than Espinosa, 20, has been alive. The former speaks of the importance of experience and relationships, while the latter argues that the
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Quick Take A widely shared meme misrepresents Joe Biden’s endorsements. Biden hasn’t been endorsed by antifa or the Black Lives Matter organization, though BLM co-founders support him. And while President Donald Trump has been endorsed by the major law enforcement groups, Biden has received the backing of some law enforcement officials. Full Story Misleading claims
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As Election Day nears, CSUN political science professor Boris Ricks is concerned that the country will see some of the most concerted efforts of voter suppression since the 1960s. Photo by Gerville, iStock. Requiring witness signatures on mail-in ballots. Needing government-issued photo identification to vote. Limiting mailed ballot drop-off locations to one per county. These
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Gay conservatives pose for a photo at a Nashville event at Trump Pride events (Photo via Twitter) Coming off the heels of a confab in Nashville, gay conservatives are spurning criticism of President Trump’s anti-LGBTQ record and marshaling support for his re-election with Pride-themed events in states seen as competitive in the upcoming election. With
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, whose political contributions are the subject of multiple congressional investigations and a campaign finance complaint, donated nearly $700,000 to the host committee who put on the Republican National Convention, according to recent Federal Election Commission filings. One $250,000 donation came the same day that DeJoy gave $210,600 to Trump Victory, a donation which is currently part of an inquiry led by Senate
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A just-completed Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey showed the Montana Senate race to be what most observers in the state agree it is: a dead heat. According to PPP, Republican Sen. Steve Daines and two-term Democrat Gov. Steve Bullock are tied with 48 percent of the vote each. The figures are a stark contrast to those
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Yesterday, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that his office has affirmed concealed carry reciprocity for eleven states, including neighboring Kentucky and Virginia. This follows his office conducting its annual review of its reciprocity agreements with other states. “Many West Virginians choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights, and this helps them rest assured that their
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The race for the state representative seat representing District 33 pits incumbent Republican Josh Yokela against Democratic challenger Eric Turer. District 33 consists of the communities of Brentwood, Danville and Fremont. Eric Turer Party: Democratic Party Address: 33 Peabody Drive, Brentwood Age: 54 Occupation: Health systems policy consultant Civic/Political Experience: Candidate for NH House 2018;
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This story was originally published on the independent news site MorristownGreen.com and is reprinted here with permission. Rep. Mikie Sherrill  (D-NJ11) and GOP challenger Rosemary Becchi clashed over COVID-19, Donald Trump, gun reforms and law enforcement Sunday in their first virtual debate. “What I don’t want to do is keep our families on lockdown, or our economy,” said
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Svetlana Shkolnikova   | NorthJersey.com NJ election 2020 will be mostly by mail. Watch Murphy’s announcement Following the announcement that November’s general election will be held primarily by-mail, Gov. Phil Murphy went into detail Friday afternoon about how the election would be handled. Rep. Mikie Sherrill and her Republican challenger, Rosemary Becchi, shared a rare moment
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LGBTQ-rights advocates are warning of a renewed threat to marriage equality, NBC News reported. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ignited fears of an increasingly conservative court rolling back recently gained LGBTQ rights. Fuel was then added to the fire Oct. 5
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LGBTQ-rights advocates are warning of a renewed threat to marriage equality, NBC News reported. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ignited fears of an increasingly conservative court rolling back recently gained LGBTQ rights. Fuel was then added to the fire Oct. 5
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LGBTQ-rights advocates are warning of a renewed threat to marriage equality, NBC News reported. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ignited fears of an increasingly conservative court rolling back recently gained LGBTQ rights. Fuel was then added to the fire Oct. 5
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LGBTQ-rights advocates are warning of a renewed threat to marriage equality, NBC News reported. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ignited fears of an increasingly conservative court rolling back recently gained LGBTQ rights. Fuel was then added to the fire Oct. 5
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Montana gun owners have been subjected to an abundance of lies this election season. Leading the misinformation campaign is fake hunting group Montana Hunters & Anglers Leadership Fund. Bankrolled by a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area political megadonor, the astroturf organization is working to hide U.S. Senate candidate Steve Bullock’s anti-gun record.  The Montana Hunters
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As we reported last week, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) recently informed firearm manufacturer Q, LLC that, in ATF’s view, Q’s “Honey Badger” pistol with stabilizing brace is actually a short-barreled rifle and therefore subject to the National Firearms Act (“NFA”). The NRA strongly disagrees with this arbitrary, inequitable, and incorrect determination by
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