‘R’ Rating for Film a Way to Keep Information on Guns to Young People One-Sided

The only young “survivors” gun-grabbers want those under 18 to know about are the defenseless kind. (The Reliant / Facebook photos) USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “It takes a lot to shock today's jaded movie audiences, especially those attending a Hollywood preview. Yet, Mel Gibson's new movie about America's Revolutionary War, “The Patriot,” drew loud gasps at a recent screening,” economist, author and Crime Prevention Research Center founder John Lott observed in The Washington Times back in 2000:“T...
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Green hypocrisy? Washington state voters keep proving it’s not easy being green

We told an election-day pollster we were worked up about climate change, even as we voted with the oil companies to do nothing about it. Are we phonies? Or is it something else?
Tags: News, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Nation & World Politics

Bill Shine got $15 million payout from Fox News before taking White House job, report says

Bill Shine made more than $15 million in severance and bonuses from Fox News before taking a role at the White House as its top communication official, according to a report from CNBC.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Fox News, Usa Today, Cnbc, Bill Shine

Former CIA chief Michael Hayden hospitalized after stroke

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director Michael Hayden has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke earlier this week. A statement released Friday by Hayden’s family says he is “receiving expert medical care.” Hayden, who is 73 and a retired Air Force general, led the CIA under President George W. Bush from 2006 to early 2009. […]
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Sources: Ayers may be Kelly's replacement

As the President considers replacing White House chief of staff John Kelly, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers, has emerged as a top contender, multiple people familiar with the situation told CNN.
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Memories of Thanksgivings past: Clemency campaign collaborator ended his life after a terrible crime

Keri Blakinger has an awesome Twitter-thread about spending Thanksgiving in prison. Go read it. She's amazing.This made me wonder, perhaps for the first time, whether I'd ever published Thanksgiving-themed commentary on Grits. Out of 9K+ posts, I found just two: One was an account of a Thanksgiving meal at a Texas youth prison in Giddings back in '07. The second, in 2011, was a complaint about President Barack Obama's then-chintzy clemency record (it improved dramatically in his second term), cr...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, Justice Department, Henry, Austin Texas, Pete, Keri, Gritsforbreakfast, Pardon Power, Ruckman, Peter Ruckman, O Henry, Keri Blakinger

Shine Will Keep Cashing In On His Fox News Severance While Also Being Paid By WH

White House communications director Bill Shine received $8.4 million in severance pay from Fox News when he left under the cloud of Roger Ailes’ sexual assault scandal, and still has $7 million in the form of bonuses and options coming his way from the company, according to a Friday Hollywood Reporter piece. The severance agreement reportedly runs out in May 2019, meaning that Shine will have dual income from both Fox News and the White House. Shine’s financial disclosure forms, along with an...
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Some families split up at border still detained months later

PHOENIX (AP) — Half a dozen families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border are still detained in Texas months after reuniting with their children. Immigrant advocates say the government has violated a longstanding legal agreement that bars it from detaining children past 20 days in unlicensed facilities like the South Texas Family Residential Center. […]
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Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive new federal report warns that extreme weather disasters, like California’s wildfires and this year’s hurricanes, are worsening in the United States. The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump. The National Climate Assessment was written long before the California fires and the hurricanes. It warns […]
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Trailer Round-Up: ‘Shoplifters’, ‘The Emu War’, ‘Fair Game’, ‘Unlovable’, ‘Mirzapur’, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

We usually devote entire stories to trailers for bigger, more popular films. But we like to give every movie a fair shake. So when trailers for smaller films, and other oddities, pop up, it’s time for a good old fashioned trailer round-up. Below, check out some trailers for movies that might have slipped through the cracks, or might not be on your radar at all. Shoplifters Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and by all accounts, it lives up to the hype. In the fi...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Television, Movies, Australia, White House, Iraq, Netflix, Cia, Movie Trailers, Baby, Cannes film festival, Western Australia, Independent, Rosemary, Mia Farrow

White House deputy chief receiving millions from Fox

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Bill Shine has received millions of dollars in severance from Fox News Channel’s parent company and is owed millions more, a new financial disclosure report shows. The report released Friday shows that Shine received $8.4 million in severance pay from 21st […]
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5-Star leader Di Maio cancels campaign stop in Corleone

MILAN (AP) — The leader of the 5-Star Movement has canceled a visit to the long-time Mafia stronghold of Corleone after his party’s mayoral candidate said he wanted to open a dialogue with the families of Mafiosi. Deputy Premier Luigi di Maio said Friday that “the state needs to be careful not to ever get […]
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Clinton Urges The Media To ‘Get Smarter’ On Holding Trump Accountable

Hillary Clinton urged the American press to “get smarter” on holding President Donald Trump accountable in an exclusive interview with The Guardian Friday. Citing Trump’s forte of “tweeting and insulting and dominating the news cycles,” Clinton said she believes that “the press does not know how to cover these candidates who are setting themselves on fire every day, who are masters of diversion and distraction.” Clinton took aim at CBS for its “60 Minutes” interview with Trump last month that ...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 23-30

  Performers move down Hollywood Boulevard during the 86th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. This year’s parade is on Nov. 25. (File photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   CSUN Powwow: The Cal State University, Northridge American Indian Studies program and the...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president’s decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military. The administration asked the court on Friday to take up three cases on the issue. Lower courts had blocked the administration from implementing the policy. A three-judge […]
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Brexit: May faces tough weekend in Brussels before domestic storm

Intense work to seal deal with EU will precede harder task of convincing MPs to back itTheresa May will fly to Brussels on Saturday to seal her Brexit deal with EU leaders, but the real hard work will begin on her return, when she must win back dozens of her own MPs to get the agreement through parliament.Eighty-five of the Conservative party’s 315 MPs have publicly rejected the controversial Brexit settlement, an analysis has shown. The prime minister would have to win over nearly an equivalent...
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Slovenia right-wing politician gets 3-month suspended jail

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A court in Slovenia has slapped a three-month suspended jail sentence on the country’s main right-wing politician for insulting two female journalists. The court in the central town of Celje said Friday that the leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party, Janez Jansa, also must pay the costs of the proceedings stemming […]
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Government climate report warns of worsening U.S. disasters

The National Climate Assessment not only contradicts President Trump but also seemed to anticipate arguments he might use to attempt to dismiss it.
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Senate GOP Pushes To Confirm Lawyer With Racial Discrimination Concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against African-Americans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has helped push 84 of President Donald Trump’s nominees over the finish line and is itching for more. With just a few more weeks to go be...
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Federal Climate Report Predicts At Least 3 Degrees Of Warming By 2100

The White House's decision to release the report over the holiday weekend is likely to bury the sobering new findings.
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Hopes grow for release of UK academic jailed for life in UAE

UAE says pardon for Matthew Hedges will be considered in context of close UK relations and could happen next weekOptimism that Matthew Hedges, the British academic jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates, will be released next week grew on Friday after the Hedges family pleaded for clemency, and the UAE said a pardon would be considered in the context of close British-UAE relations.If nothing changes, it is likely Hedges will be released next Thursday, the UAE National Day and a time when tr...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Hedges, Matthew Hedges

Matthew Hedges' wife: 'My heart broke into a million pieces'

Daniela Tejada speaks of the desperate six months she has spent trying to free her British husband from jail in UAETwo days after her husband was sentenced to life in prison, Daniela Tejada shrugs her shoulders in resignation when asked if there is a chance for clemency, a chance he could be pardoned.Tejada’s hopes have been repeatedly shattered over the past six “nightmarish” months and, possibly in an act of self preservation, she cannot bring herself to raise them all over again. For the mome...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Arab Emirates, Tejada, Matthew Hedges, Daniela Tejada

Theresa May prepares to face biggest threat to date: the Tory party

Commons vote on Brexit deal is shaping up to be defining moment of May’s No 10 tenureTheresa May will go to Brussels this weekend in the sure knowledge that by far the biggest battle she faces is with her own MPs in a little over a fortnight’s time when the deal is put to parliament for approval.Any basic reading shows that the arithmetic against her is formidable: 85 Conservative MPs have declared they cannot support the Brexit agreement as it stands, amounting to roughly one in four of her par...
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Kansas Medicaid Expansion Faces More Hurdles Despite Gov-Elect In Favor Of It

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic and moderate Republicans lawmakers worked together last year to try to make Kansas the latest state to expand Medicaid, only to see their bipartisan effort rewarded with a veto from former conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback. The election this month of a governor who supports Medicaid expansion seemed to remove the biggest hurdle for those hoping to bring health coverage to thousands of the state’s poor. But it’s not that simple. In the same election that put Dem...
Tags: News, Montana, Oregon, Senate, Barack Obama, Maine, House, Kansas, Nebraska, Associated Press, Medicaid, Kelly, Legislature, Wichita, Topeka, Sam Brownback

House Judiciary Cmte. Subpoenas Lynch, Along With Comey, Over Hillary’s Emails

The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena for former Attorney General Loretta Lynch along with former FBI Director James Comey over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, according to a Thursday New York Times report.  Committee chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) issued the subpoenas on Wednesday for closed door hearings before the Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform Committees. Comey is slated to appear December 3, Lynch December 4. Comey has already ta...
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Jerome Corsi, an associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone, in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Corsi, an associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone, in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.
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The U.S. is denying marriage benefits to this gay widower, so he’s suing the government

This gay social security lawsuit is further proof that marriage equality didn't make us all equal.
Tags: Politics, Same Sex Marriage, Lifestyle, Arizona, Social Security Administration, Marriage Equality, Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Lambda Legal, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jim Taylor, Michael Ely

Spanish PM threatens to snub Brexit summit over future of Gibraltar

UK accused of acting ‘under darkness of night’ to include Rock in territorial scope in dealThe Spanish prime minister is threatening to snub the weekend Brexit summit unless he receives a public and written guarantee from Theresa May within 36 hours over the future of the disputed territory of Gibraltar.With Theresa May on the brink of formal agreement on her deal with the EU’s leaders, Spain is still insisting it does not have the necessary reassurances that Gibraltar will only be covered by an...
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Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Mueller

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said Friday that he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Jerome Corsi told The Associated Press he has been negotiating a potential plea but declined to comment further. He said on a YouTube show last week […]
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