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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson warned the state’s voters who’ve held on to their ballots that they should not mail them in, but instead drop them off in person. Benson said those who don’t hand-deliver their ballot to a dropbox or to their local clerk’s office risk it not being counted by sending it through
In a relatively quiet race that has turned its focus on the issues of drug policy, gun violence and student loans, four candidates are vying to be elected as Pennsylvania’s attorney general on Nov. 3. Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat elected in 2016, is fighting for a second term and faces challenges from candidates
Elected in one of the closest House races in the nation two years ago, Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., told Newsmax on Monday without hesitation: “We’ll win bigger in ’20.” In results that took two weeks to count and certify, the son of former Rep. Tom Hagedorn, R-Minn., won the Gopher State’s open 1st District (Rochester) by
Whatever happens on Nov. 3, the three-cornered fight on the American right over who owns conservatism will go on. You don’t have to be part of the fight to have a stake in the outcome. Until the right sorts itself out, gridlock and bad government in Washington will continue. The contest among Republicans involves market
Getting things done for West Virginians means more than political affiliation to voters in the Mountain State. It doesn’t matter whether you have an “R” or a “D” after your name, as long as you remember who’s boss — the people of West Virginia. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has made it clear for
Voters will have three choices for the open 59th District seat Nov. 3: ballot candidates Steve Carra, R-Three Rivers, and Amy East, D-Decatur, and write-in candidate Jack Coleman of Three Rivers, who is running as an independent. Winner of the election will succeed Aaron Miller, who is concluding his third and final two-year term as
Americans have made clear that they value their Second Amendment rights, especially during uncertain times. Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic and then widespread civil unrest, Americans have bought firearms in record numbers. Through September, the FBI had processed a record-setting 28,826,449 total National Instant Criminal Background Check System checks for 2020. With three months of
A recent article on a gun control news site laments that the COVID-19 pandemic has thwarted ballot initiatives to expand gun bans and restrictions. Initiatives in Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio and Oregon have stalled, allegedly due to the difficulty in collecting signatures. “Without the pandemic, we certainly would have been able to collect the signatures that
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are working to rewrite the state’s student discipline laws after a Jefferson Parish fourth-grader was suspended because a teacher saw a BB gun in his bedroom during online classes held amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate Education Committee backed the legislation without objection Monday, sending the bill by