“I am a strong proponent of citizen legislators — those individuals who bring their talent and energy for public good. I believe they should hold their seats for a limited time so others can then step forward with their unique perspectives and skills,” Franklin Republican Sen. Jim Davis told a crowd assembled at the Macon
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After spotting a lone man washing his vehicle at a St. Louis-area car wash, two armed men reportedly attempted to carjack and rob him at gunpoint. As one man entered the victim’s car and stole a cell phone, his 18-year-old accomplice and the car’s owner started to fight. At that point, the citizen drew his
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Updated at 2:30 p.m. with Biden campaign bus tour. WASHINGTON — Media mogul Mike Bloomberg is planning an 11th-hour ad blitz in Texas in hopes of helping to defeat President Donald Trump, which probably means he’ll spend more to help Joe Biden win Texas than the Democrat’s own campaign, an aide said Tuesday. The former
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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
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If the Republican Party could design its ideal female Congressional candidate for a moderate district in a swing state, she would probably look like Lisa Scheller. The 61-year-old chemical manufacturing executive is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and the mother of two grown children. Staunchly conservative and relatable, Scheller is able to
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Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It was just two weeks out from election day when officials in Washington made the announcement: Russia and Iran were interfering in the electoral process. In a bid to “intimidate voters”, the Iranians were sending fake emails that mimicked the far-right US group the Proud Boys, said
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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WASHINGTON — Several words are missing from Sen. John Cornyn’s ad blitz hitting Texas TV viewers in the final weeks of his reelection bid: Republican. Conservative. Trump. Instead, the three-term incumbent focuses on his concern for victims of sexual violence and the scourge of COVID-19, and his dismay that challenger MJ Hegar uses vulgarity in
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I recently called a friend who lives alone in Oakland, a neighbourhood of San Francisco which has one of the highest murder rates in the nation. A former journalist, who now works for the American Civil Liberties Union, she tells me she is considering purchasing a gun for self-defence. Not so much if Donald Trump
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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
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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’
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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
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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
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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
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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
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