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  • ... art installation ... in Chicago ... with replica AR-15s 'for rent'

    05/20/2018 2:21:15 PM PDT · by gandalftb
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 May 2018 | Staff
    Art exhibit has been dubbed the Chicago Gun Share Program. Each bike slot is filled with an AR-15 to show just how easy it is to get a gun in US. Exhibit was created by the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 'We're hoping the Chicago community can take advantage of this...and learn how simple it is for a civilian to obtain a weapon of war.' Also included in the exhibit is a screen that allows people to donate to the Brady Center. At least 862 people have been shot in Chicago in 2018 and 173 people have...
  • Senator Murray Vows to Fight Trump-Pence Administration’s Latest Radical Attack

    05/20/2018 2:14:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | May 18 2018 | Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
    Senator Murray Vows to Fight Trump-Pence Administration’s Latest Radical Attack on Women’s Access to Health Care New domestic gag rule would forbid health care providers who receive federal family planning funds from discussing the full range of reproductive health care options with patientsSenator Murray: “Let me be clear: President Trump and Vice President Pence’s opinions have no place in a woman’s conversations with her doctor about her health care—and I and women nationwide are going to fight this deeply harmful, ideological effort every step of the way”Earlier this week Senator Murray led a letter with over 200 members of Congress...
  • Bernie Sanders: NRA to blame for lack of action on gun control

    05/20/2018 2:01:46 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/18 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in an interview on Sunday blamed the National Rifle Association (NRA) for the lack of action in Congress on gun control legislation. Sanders told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that it’s “unspeakable” that students are no longer surprised by school shootings. “It’s a three-letter word. It’s the NRA,” Sanders said. “And it’s Trump and the Republicans who don’t have the guts to stand up to these people and that’s pretty pathetic." Sanders’s remarks come after 10 people were killed in a shooting at a high school in Texas late last week. The Vermont...
  • New details revealed in shooting of lobbyist investigating murder of DNC staffer (Seth Rich)

    05/20/2018 1:47:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    News 3 LV ^ | 5/17/18 | Tim Barber
    **SNIP** After Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in 2016, conservative lobbyist Jack Burkman baffled some people when he paid for a private investigation to find the killer. Then in March, Burkman himself became the victim of a mysterious shooting and was hit by an SUV in a parking garage when he was picking up documents from someone he thought was an FBI whistleblower. Using fingerprints, detectives tracked down the suspect and it turned out to be Kevin Doherty, a man who had worked for Burkman on the Seth Rich case.
  • John Brennan’a Latest Cryptic Tweet Has People Asking ‘Is This a Threat to Trump?’

    05/20/2018 1:34:00 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 20, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Former CIA Director-turned-Twitter-troll, John Brennan sent out a cryptic tweet on Sunday quoting Cicero which had many wondering if he sent out a thinly veiled threat to Trump.
  • Trump calls for Justice Department to give lawmakers access to documents on informant

    05/20/2018 1:22:41 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 8 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 19 May 2018 | Matt Korade and Alessia Grunberger
    President Donald Trump on Saturday called for his Justice Department to allow members of Congress to review documents related to an FBI informant who spoke to some of Trump's advisers during the 2016 presidential campaign. "If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Only the release or review of documents that the House Intelligence Committee (also, Senate Judiciary) is asking for can give the conclusive answers. Drain the Swamp!" The tweet, which fosters an unsupported theory circulating on Capitol Hill and conservative media...
  • Venezuela's Maduro eyes second term despite economic crisis

    05/20/2018 1:07:49 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 20 MAY 2018 | Gianrigo Marletta
    Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, began voting Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate. Maduro, the political heir to the late leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez, has presided over an implosion of once wealthy oil producer Venezuela's economy since taking office in 2013. Hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages, rising crime and broken water, power and transportation networks have sparked violent unrest, and left Maduro with a 75-percent disapproval rating.
  • Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote

    05/20/2018 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/20/18 | Michael Tackett and Rachel Shorey
    WASHINGTON — The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year — and the anger and political organizing in their wake — may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism. They could even help shape the outcome of the midterm elections. If voters in their teens and 20s vote in greater numbers than usual, as many promised during nationwide marches for gun control this spring, the groundswell could affect close races in key states like Arizona and Florida, where there will be competitive races for governor,...
  • “Collusion against Trump” timeline

    05/20/2018 12:47:38 PM PDT · by Godebert · 15 replies
    SHARYL ATTKISSON ^ | 5/20/18 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    New items added in blue on May 20, 2018 It’s easy to find timelines that detail Trump-Russia collusion developments. Here are links to two of them I recommend: Politifact Russia-Trump timeline Washington Post Russia-Trump timeline On the other side, evidence has emerged in the past year that makes it clear there were organized efforts to collude against candidate Donald Trump–and then President Trump. For example:
  • Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal

    05/20/2018 12:44:15 PM PDT · by Salman · 53 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Hillary Clinton is being honored with a medal during Harvard University's graduation week. The former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for president will be awarded Friday in Cambridge with the Radcliffe Medal, which the university says honors individuals whose life and work have had a "transformative impact on society." Organizers say Clinton was chosen because she's a "champion for human rights," a "skilled legislator" and "an advocate of American leadership" on the world stage. Former Secretary of State and 2001 Radcliffe Medalist Madeleine Albright will deliver a personal tribute to Clinton, and...
  • Conservative Picks for the Kentucky Primary

    05/20/2018 12:31:25 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 7 replies
    NOQ ^ | May 20, 2018 | Ray Fava
    " Kentucky is the state that gave us Rand Paul. He is the biggest highlight, however he is not alone like Ben Sasse in Nebraska. Thomas Massie is also a strong Conservative. This primary has a chance to unseat a major swamp creature. Aside from this one race, there wasn’t much action to be had. Mitch McConnell shows that Kentucky does not have a rich history in holding bad politicians accountable. So if there are any Conservative victories in Kentucky, they should be celebrated vocally."
  • Porn Star Surrenders Her Shotgun to Austin Police In Virtue Signaling Stunt

    05/20/2018 12:30:48 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 48 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 05/20/18 | John Boch
    “Celebrities” will do the darnedest things to virtue signal for a little love from their low-information fanbases (and get their names mentioned again). Retired porn star Mia Khalifa sought fifteen more minutes of fame yesterday with the help of the Austin, Texas Police Department. Following the Santa Fe High School shooting, she very publicly surrendered her shotgun to a police officer for destruction. “They couldn’t have made it easier,” she wrote on Instagram. Yes, the now-retired porn star with the tattoo of a Derringer under her right arm (we’ll let you verify that yourself) used the dead kids in...
  • Conservative Picks for the Georgia Primary

    05/20/2018 12:28:42 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 27 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | May 20, 2018 | Ray Fava
    " Georgia is another state in the deep South that does very little to advance Conservatism in the country. Conservative Picks has thus far shown that the South is not as Conservative as stereotyped. Arkansas sends a bunch of RINOs and so too does Georgia. However, what is remarkable about Georgia is that none of the Republicans except for the awful Senator Iksakson are career politicians. He’s the only one exceeding 12 years other than Democrats, of which, he might as well be. Still, that is something to say about Georgia. The state has a lot of newer faces and...
  • Trump Administration to Restrict Planned Parenthood Family Planning Funds

    05/20/2018 12:19:10 PM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The Trump administration is expected to announce Friday a proposed rule to cut family planning funding from abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood that promote abortion and refer women for the procedure as a method of family planning. The new regulations would prevent abortion vendors from operating a family planning program in facilities geared toward ending life and would make abortion counseling optional – not required – while they would not allow for abortion referral. According to the executive action, Planned Parenthood and other abortion vendors would lose the funding they have been receiving under Title X, a program that...
  • US Bishop who stole show at royal wedding & will protest against Donald Trump in a few days [tr]

    05/20/2018 11:51:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 52 replies
    the mirror ^ | Mar. 19, 2018 | Alan Selby
    “We reject the practice and pattern of lying that is invading our political and civil life. Politicians, like the rest of us, are human, fallible, sinful, and mortal. “But when public lying becomes so persistent that it deliberately tries to change facts for ­ideological, political, or personal gain, the public accountability to truth is undermined.” Last year Rev Curry’s church slammed a ­decision by Trump to revoke one of Barack Obama’s policies in a bid to restrict the rights of immigrant children. He and more than 120 bishops claimed it would “endanger the lives of thousands of young people and...
  • Kimmel slams Trump and Pence for supporting Second Amendment after Texas school shooting

    05/20/2018 11:18:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/19/17 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    ABC talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel called for Americans to vote out politicians who don’t take action on gun laws after the deadly mass shooting at a Texas school on Friday. “President Trump said that he is with the people of Santa Fe in this tragic moment and that he will be with them forever, except when it’s time to do something and then he will not be with them,” Kimmel said on his show Friday. “Neither will any of the congresspeople or governors that won’t ever do anything because they fear it will hurt them politically,” he continued. The late-night...
  • Chuck Schumer tells GOP to beware: Pursuit of FBI informant's identity comes close to crossing lega

    05/20/2018 11:14:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/19/17 | Laura Barrón-López
    Full title.....Chuck Schumer tells GOP to beware: Pursuit of FBI informant's identity comes close to crossing legal line....... Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Saturday warned Republicans that their efforts to uncover the identity of a secret FBI source in a possible attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is nearing a legal line. Schumer tweeted support of Sen. Mark Warner's, D-Va., statement cautioning Republicans to stop pressing the Justice Department for more information about a source that is presumed to have helped the FBI and Mueller's probe into potential Trump campaign dealings with Russia. "@MarkWarner’s statement here...
  • Texas Shooter Killed Girl First Because She Turned Down His Advances, Embarrassed Him In Class

    05/20/2018 11:10:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/19/17 | Scott Moreaeld
    Victim Shana Fisher’s mother, Sadie Rodriguez, told the Los Angeles Times in a Facebook private message that her daughter “had 4 months of problems from this boy.” “He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no,” she wrote. As Pagourtzis persisted and got more aggressive in his advances, Fisher’s mother said her daughter “finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in class,” according to the Times. SNIP Rodriguez didn’t tell the Times how she knew her daughter was shot first.
  • Poll: Two-thirds of Americans give Trump credit for economy

    05/20/2018 10:52:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/18 | Brett Samuels
    Most Americans believe President Trump is at least somewhat responsible for the good state of the economy, a CBS News poll revealed Sunday. According to the poll, 35 percent of Americans believe Trump’s policies are “a great deal” responsible for the economy’s performance. Another 33 percent said the president is somewhat responsible. Overall, two in three Americans believe the economy is in at least somewhat good shape, the poll found. In addition, 42 percent of respondents said they feel optimistic about the economy for the next couple of years. Etc...
  • TRUMP TWEET -- demanding DOJ look into infiltration of his campaign!

    05/20/2018 10:43:58 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 276 replies
    Donald J. Trump ‏ Verified account @realDonaldTrump 6m6 minutes ago More I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!