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ANALYSIS/OPINION: For years, progressive politicians and groups have tried to prove the more effective conservative groups are just fronts for monied interests and corporate America. They’ve alleged time and again, without proof that the National Rifle Association the nation’s largest mass membership civil rights group is merely a tool of the firearms industry. Or that
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Thanks to your phone calls and emails in opposition to Ordinance O-19-82 (mandating locked storage requirements for any firearms outside your immediate possession or control) and Ordinance O-19-83 (banning firearms at any building owned or leased by the city for conducting business with the public), the Albuquerque City Council defeated both measures on a 6-3 vote Monday night.  During debate
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Portland has been designated a “anarchistic jurisdiction”! ARREST THIS LADY!! Ryan J. Lane / Getty Images Here’s your daily roundup of all the latest local and national news. (Like our coverage? Please consider making a recurring contribution to the Mercury to keep it comin’!) • Lots of progress has been made by Oregon firefighters who
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     Commentary: You probably haven’t had the time or inclination to look into the fine print on all of those negative political ads we’re being bombarded with, so I’ve done it for you. Political ads often include sources, usually a newspaper story or official document, to add a sense of authenticity to their claims. I
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ANALYSIS President Trump has been confronted with a series of false and unfounded conspiracy stories from the same liberal establishment that condemns the wild QAnon phenomenon, according to an analysis of the president’s nearly four years in office. The press has lambasted the right-wing mystery persona of QAnon and its Internet-driven conspiracy theory that a
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President Donald Trump said Monday he’s still willing to put some of his own money into his reelection campaign if it’s needed, but insisted “we don’t need money,” even with Joe Biden’s campaign holding a $141 million advantage over his.  “They’ve always had more money than the Republicans,” Trump told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”
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Paul Ryan, the former House speaker, had his dash up the career ladder disrupted. Under Mr. Trump, Mr. Ryan oversaw an explosion of the national debt, ruining his image as a fiscally disciplined wonderwonk. He was also constantly beaten up by Mr. Trump, even as he indulged the president’s worst impulses. Rather than wait around
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The Republican Party shattered its previous fundraising record by hauling in $67.6 million in August 2020. The Washington Examiner reported that the $67.6 million represents “nearly four times what the party did in the previous four Augusts combined.” Moreover, it puts the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) total for the current campaign cycle at $1.3 billion.
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In seeking her third term in the state Legislature, state Rep. LeAnne Burch, D-Monticello, faces a first for her political career: an opponent. Howard Beaty, a 50-year-old bank executive and former county GOP official from Crossett, is attempting to unseat Burch, a 59-year-old retired brigadier general and attorney, by tying her voting record to state
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This week was the deadline for Governor Ige to sign or veto legislation on his desk. Governor Ige signed SB 3054, and HB 2744 went into law without his signature, due to his failure to veto the measure. Both bills are effective upon approval and are now state law.     House Bill 2744 places severe restrictions on certain
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Accra, Sept 19, GNA – Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, the Presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) for Ghana’s 2020 general election, is physically challenged, but is fit for President, Nana Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpongmaa Kumankuma, Chair and Leader of the CPP has said. She described the candidate, affectionately called Green, as being athletic and
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According to the most recent United States intelligence community report on international meddling in American elections, Russia is “using a range of measures” to interfere in the 2020 elections. It is not surprising that, after seeing the outsized returns on a minimum monetary investment to create chaos in the 2016 elections, Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir
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On Saturday, The Daily Beast reported on evidence of a potentially illegal campaign arrangement between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the NRA. “The NRA and the Trump campaign placed … ads through two companies that appear separate on paper, but reporting by The Trace indicates they are affiliates of National Media Research, Planning and Placement,
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Who’s likely to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s crucial seat on the U.S. Supreme Court if Joe Biden wins? While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he intends for President Trump’s nominee to get a vote on the Senate floor, Biden and other leading Democrats say the next president should make the pick. Based on reporting prior to Ginsburg’s death Friday, here
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President Donald Trump didn’t rule out the possibility of replacing FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday, the day after Trump criticized Wray’s description of antifa. Wray referred to antifa as “a movement or an ideology” rather than a “group” in Congressional testimony on Thursday, a description with which Trump disagreed. Asked by reporters whether he
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The City Council recently voted down Resolution R-20-68 that would have urged the New Mexico Legislature to rip the state firearms preemption language from the New Mexico Constitution.  That important language, found in Article II Section 6, provides that “No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.” 
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Anti-gun Representatives tried and failed on Wednesday, September 16th to override Governor Chris Sununu’s veto of firearm seizure legislation, House Bill 687. House Bill 687, sponsored by Representative Debra Altschiller (D-Rockingham 19), would have allowed ex parte orders to suspend Second Amendment rights without adequate due process. Further, if the order was vacated after an individual
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CLOSE Pollster Terry Madonna breaks down three voting groups that could greatly impact the 2020 presidential election. York Daily Record Barbara Boucher is the type of voter the Biden and Trump campaigns are both worried about.  The 43-year-old mom was among thousands of voters who helped President Donald J. Trump win Lawrence County by 27
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Madison RTC leader resigns following Facebook comments on ‘shooting bagels’ The vice chairwoman of Madison’s Republican Town Committee resigned that post, less than two weeks after Facebook comments that raised questions about whether she supported all businesses fairly in her other role as director of the town Chamber of Commerce. “I have worked hard to
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During a Democratic primary debate in September 2019, former Texas Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke made an astonishing, yet unsurprising, promise. “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” O’Rourke touted, eventually printing the quote on t-shirts. The statement sank his chances of becoming the Democratic nominee and gave him no chance to win over the
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Tomorrow, the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee will consider legislation that prevents the closure of federally licensed firearms dealers by public officials, Senate Bill 360.  Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT SB 360. Senate Bill 360 bars public officials from prohibiting all federally licensed firearms dealers (FFL) in the state or
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