Back in 2013-14, failed presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg was joined by other billionaires –Paul Allen, Steve Ballmer, Bill Gates, and Nick Hanauer–in pouring millions of dollars into the campaign to pass Initiative 594, a so-called “universal background check” law, in Washington State. Proponents of the initiative promised that the law was an effective and easy
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to ban and confiscate commonly owned firearms. If anti-gun politicians take control of the White House and Congress, will they stop at confiscation of semi-automatic rifles? For the answer, look to the source of inspiration for so many gun control dreams: Australia. If Biden and Harris follow the Aussie
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The Democratic National Convention (DNC) took place this week, and, as expected, the nomination of former vice president Joe Biden (D) as the party’s nominee to challenge president Donald Trump (R) became official. After nearly half-a-century in the federal government, and more than three decades since he first campaigned to be president, his third run
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has a reputation for targeting conservative and Republican political figures, but a review of federal cases by The Washington Times revealed that plenty of Democratic players also feel the sting of the office’s aggressive prosecutions. The office, which handles some of the highest-profile cases,
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On Thursday morning, the news cycle exploded with yet another member of Donald Trump’s inner circle facing federal charges, bringing the total to six Trump confidantes who’ve faced charges since 2016. This time it is Steve Bannon, who joins Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Rick Gates, and Michael Flynn in the Trump Indictment Club. Bannon
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Today, August 20th, both the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees took up their respective suspense files ahead of the Friday fiscal deadline. The bills are now eligible for floor votes beginning next week. Please use the “Take Action” button below to contact your legislators to oppose these measures!  The button will automatically take you through two
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Amanda Carpenter, the former communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), had some harsh words for her fellow conservatives who have shown themselves to be easy marks for scams like the one former Trump official Steve Bannon allegedly ran with the “We Build the Wall” crowdfunding campaign. As Carpenter writes on Twitter, grifts such as
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Gabrielle Giffords, a former U.S. congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt, made a rare public address on the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday where she backed party nominee Joe Biden. ‘We are at a crossroads,’ Giffords said in pre-recorded remarks. ‘We can let the shooting continue or we can act. We
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Nearly 10 years after she was shot in the head in an attempted assassination, former U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords — still struggling with her speech — delivered a powerful call for gun control to the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night. In a prerecorded video message during the virtual convention, Giffords stood in front of an
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Here’s what you need to know: Applause was broadcast on a video screen at the site of Ms. Harris’s speech.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times MILWAUKEE — Democrats formally nominated Senator Kamala Harris for the vice presidency on Wednesday night, placing a woman of color on a major party ticket for the first time and showcasing
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Here’s what you need to know: Senator Kamala Harris said from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del., “There is no vaccine for racism,” adding, “We have got to do the work.”Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times Senator Kamala Harris of California on Wednesday night accepted the nomination to be the Democratic Party’s nominee to be vice
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On Thursday, August 20th, the Richmond City Council will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to OPPOSE Ordinance 2020-184. The meeting may be accessed remotely by video conference. Click here for information on attending the meeting and providing comments remotely. For decades, Virginia’s strong preemption statute has prohibited localities
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NY AG Letitia James called the NRA a ‘terrorist organization.’ ALBANY – Two years ago, Letitia James — then a candidate for New York attorney general — made a provocative campaign promise. The National Rifle Association, the nation’s preeminent guns-rights group, had a “poisonous agenda” that was “directly antithetical” to New York’s tough gun-control laws,
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A black Trump-supporting Florida state House representative has advanced as the GOP’s nominee for the state’s 19th Congressional District after beating out eight other candidates in a tight election Tuesday. What are the details? Byron Donalds won the primary with 23,480 votes — or 22.6% — edging second-place finisher, Dane Eagle, by just 774 votes,
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Democrats formally nominated Joseph R. Biden Jr. for the presidency on Tuesday night, anointing him as their standard-bearer against President Trump with an extraordinary virtual roll call vote that showcased the cultural diversity of their coalition and exposed a generational gulf that is increasingly defining the party. Denied the chance to assemble in Milwaukee because
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