Here’s what you need to know: President Trump gave the journalist Bob Woodward extensive access in hopes the eventual book would be “positive” in his eyes.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times President Trump acknowledged to the journalist Bob Woodward that he had knowingly played down the coronavirus earlier this year even though he was aware it
Here’s what you need to know: Joseph R. Biden Jr. has stepped up his efforts to unveil populist policies aimed at helping American workers.Credit…Amr Alfiky/The New York Times WARREN, Mich. — Joseph R. Biden Jr., taking on President Trump over protecting American jobs, traveled to Michigan Wednesday and announced he would change the tax code
Here’s what you need to know: President Trump toured Ford Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti, Mich., in May. Both Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Mr. Trump are visiting Michigan this week.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Of the three states that President Trump captured to the surprise of overconfident Democrats in 2016, Michigan has long seemed
EXETER – Former Republican state Sen. William Gannon will have the opportunity to run for his old seat after he pulled off a convincing win in the state Republican primary election Tuesday. Gannon defeated former Brentwood State Rep. Allen Cook 3,897-1,473, without the results from Gannon’s hometown of Sandown available, in the nine-town District 23
Not satisfied with restrictive gun control measures already enacted by the New Mexico Legislature, like the ban on private firearms transfers and a red flag gun confiscation law, the Albuquerque City Council is poised to consider three additional gun control measures in September: Resolution R-20-68 urges the New Mexico Legislature to strip the firearms preemption clause from
The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is proud to announce a new partnership with eight companies that have pledged to match $1 million in donations made to NRA-ILA through Nov. 15, Partners for Patriotism. “These patriotic businesses are pledging vital resources to support and defend the Second Amendment because they understand that our right
TOPSHOT – Former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) and Senator from … [+] California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris greet supporters outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, on August 20, 2020. (Photo by Olivier
We’ve written extensively about NICS background checks records this year and the potential implications. Large numbers are now used routinely. There were 3,115,063 total NICS firearm background checks last month, but what does that actually mean? The typical format for an article on the monthly NICS report would include various statistics, like August 2020 was the fifth-busiest month all-time
Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) has been very active during the long 2020 campaign season.  First, in May of 2019, he jumped into the race to be the Democrat nominee to face off against President Donald Trump (R) this November.  After several months, however, and failing to break 1% of support in any national polls,
The U.S. populace leans strongly to the left, yet the right-wing Republican Party continues to win elections, control government and enact a far right policy agenda. For example, in 2001 and 2003, and again in 2017, Republicans enacted tax cuts that delivered 80 percent of the benefits to the richest 1 percent, which even most Republicans don’t favor. How is
Danger from target shooters’ stray bullets near homes in Stilwell and Spring Hill has been such a persistent problem this year that Johnson County commissioners were willing to touch the “third rail” of politics Thursday. The commission, after hearing a second round of horror stories from residents about bullets hitting their homes, approved a resolution
Ann Johnson Ann Johnson is running for a seat centered in the Montrose gayborhood that’s seen as the most flippable for Democrats DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff To flip leadership in the Texas House of Representatives, Democrats need to capture nine seats this November. Considered the most flippable seat is District 134, which includes
The former National Rifle Association (NRA) second-in-command is set to release a book next week that will call for various gun control proposals and slam the organization’s leadership, according to a Thursday New York Times report. Joshua Powell, who was terminated from the group in the beginning of the year, is releasing “Inside the N.R.A.:
Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., in Rayburn Building on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Facebook removed two of Congressman Clay Higgins’ posts for “violating our policies against inciting violence” after he suggested killing armed demonstrators if they showed up to a Louisiana protest. “One way ticket fellas. Have your affairs in order. Me?
A law restricting the sale of semi-automatic rifles approved by voters in 2018 is constitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton rejected the challenge to Initiative 1639 filed by gun rights groups and some gun dealers. The initiative’s provisions that restrict the sale of those rifles to those at least 21
Here’s what you need to know: President Trump’s comments about Russia came as pressure has increased for him to sound alarms about the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition leader. Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times At a small campaign rally in Latrobe, Pa., President Trump on Thursday praised himself for wanting to
Here’s what you need to know: Facebook, bracing for a highly contentious election, also said it would strengthen measures against posts that try to dissuade people from voting.Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times Facebook on Thursday moved to clamp down on confusion about the November election on its service, rolling out sweeping changes to limit voter
OLYMPIA – A federal judge has upheld Washington Initiative 1639 as constitutional. The judge ruled that the initiative which requires enhanced background checks and waiting periods for the purchase of semiautomatic assault rifle purchases is consistent with the Second Amendment. Judge Ronald Leighton, who was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush, granted