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(The Hill) – Harry Reid, one of the Senate’s longest-serving majority leaders and a Democrat who played a central role in enacting President Obama’s biggest legislative accomplishments, died Tuesday at 82.  The death was announced by longtime political reporter Jon Ralston, who called Reid “probably the most important elected official in Nevada history.” Reid served as majority
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The great divergence is rapidly expanding—and President Joe Biden’s window to reverse it is narrowing. Since the 1960s, Congress and federal courts have acted mostly to strengthen the floor of basic civil rights available to citizens in all 50 states, a pattern visible on issues from the dismantling of Jim Crow racial segregation to the
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HARTFORD — Joining gun-safety advocates before Tuesday’s ninth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy on Monday voiced rare optimism over the possibility of national legislation finally emerging from a Congress where the influence of the National Rifle Association appears to be waning. Noting that more state
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When Manuel Oliver watched President Joe Biden deliver a generic, nondescript statement about the latest in a string of mass shootings tearing apart American families, he decided that enough was enough. It was 30 November and a teenage gunman had opened fire inside a high school in Oxford, Michigan, with a gun it later emerged
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Our nation’s political divide was on stark display this week, following yet another senseless school shooting — the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. since 2018 — that stole the lives of four Michigan teenagers and traumatized hundreds of other Oxford High School students forced to “run, hide or fight” a 15-year-old attacker armed with
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That stance drew the dissent of a trio of judges appointed by former President Donald Trump: Lawrence VanDyke, Ryan Nelson and Patrick Bumatay. They underscored the national stakes by arguing “these magazines are lawfully owned by millions of people nationwide” and warning California’s law applying across America would “require confiscating half of all existing firearms
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The modern American gun debate began in 1967, when 30 protesting members of the Black Panther Party marched into the California Capitol with loaded handguns, shotguns and rifles. In California there were few restrictions on carrying loaded weapons in public. That soon changed. The Panthers’ efforts to “police the police” already had led Republican Assemblyman
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The outcome of Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial seemed pre-ordained from the beginning when Judge Bruce Schroeder said lawyers couldn’t refer to the two men Rittenhouse killed and a third he permanently disabled as “victims” because that was up to the jury to decide, but they might call them “rioters” or “looters” even though no jury had
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Wayne LaPierre, the longtime head of the National Rifle Association, is one of the most successful lobbyists in American history, one of the central hubs of the conservative movement, and quite possibly a complete and utter buffoon. “Wayne is a clumsy, meek, spastic man with a weak handshake,” the journalist Tim Mak writes in his
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For years, the National Rifle Association has abetted death and mayhem on America’s streets, empowered by its iron grip on the Republican Party. A new lawsuit alleges an unlawful component of that dark symbiotic relationship. It claims the NRA has circumvented campaign finance laws to illegally funnel tens of millions of dollars in campaign resources
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For years, the National Rifle Association has abetted death and mayhem on America’s streets, empowered by its iron grip on the Republican Party. A new lawsuit alleges an unlawful component of that dark symbiotic relationship. It claims the NRA has circumvented campaign finance laws to illegally funnel tens of millions of dollars in campaign resources
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The ad was another example of the tension between the NRA’s messaging strategists at Ackerman McQueen, and the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA), the NRA’s lobbying arm. While the lobbyists were on the Hill trying to make deals, Ack-Mac and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre were cooking up this divisive advertisement. Good for the base, bad
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On the Docket: Where Do Americans Have a Right to Bear Arms? Updated: 6:26 PM PDT Nov 5, 2021 Hide Transcript Show Transcript WELCOME TO “MATTER OF FACT.” IT’S A BLOCKBUSTER TERM FOR THE SUPREME COT. THE NINEUS JTICES ARE HEARING A CRUCIAL GUN RIGHTS CASE. IT COULD CHANGE THE WAY CITIZENS CARRY FIREARMS IN
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