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Sutherland Springs Church Massacre Victims Can Sue Store Where Shooter Bought Gun

NY Daily News: The Texas gun store that sold the assault rifle used in the 2017 Sutherland Springs church massacre lost its bid Monday to have a lawsuit over the sale dismissed. Bexar County District Court Judge Karen Pozza issued a ruling saying survivors and relatives who lost loved ones in the mass shooting can move ahead with their suit against the dealer, Academy Sports + Outdoors. Well then.  By that same logic, I fully expect we’ll see victims of automobile accidents suing Ford an...
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Spike Lee on Virginia’s Political Turmoil: ‘Black Shoe Polish Is in High Demand’

WASHINGTON — Spike Lee, at a D.C. screening of his Oscar-nominated “BlacKkKlansman,” weighed in on the revelations that Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, and attorney general, Mark Herring, wore blackface to parties in their college years. “Black shoe polish is in high demand,” Lee told reporters when asked about the controversy, before chuckling at the ironic comment. […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Virginia, Spike Lee, Donald Trump, Lee, Mark Herring, Ralph Northam, BlacKkKlansman


Mulvaney: Not a single Democrat stood to applaud Trump denouncing socialism

Amid Democrats' far-left turn, Trump flatly rejects socialism during State of the Union; reaction from acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.
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White House to Unveil a Global Women’s Empowerment Initiative, Led by Ivanka Trump

The president’s eldest daughter hailed the plan as nonpartisan and a “generous” approach to women’s empowerment on behalf of the Trump administration.
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White House Memo: Painting Socialists as Villains, Trump Refreshes a Blueprint

Casting socialism as a threat could become the kind of rhetorical touchstone of President Trump’s re-election campaign that sounding the alarm about “criminal illegal aliens” was in 2016.
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MPs and peers call for end to indefinite detention

Joint committee on human rights says people should be held for no longer than 28 daysIndefinite detention in immigration centres is traumatic and the practice should be stopped, with people ideally held for no longer than 28 days, a parliamentary committee has recommended.In a highly critical report, the joint committee on human rights (JCHR), made up of MPs and peers, described the UK’s immigration system as “slow, unfair and expensive to run”, and said detention should be authorised only by de...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office Continue, JCHR


White House expects to take action on 5G, artificial intelligence soon

The White House will take "executive action" in the coming weeks to make sure the United States keeps its research and development advantage in artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum computing and next generation wireless networks, known as 5G, a White House official said on Wednesday.
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Ivanka Trump unveils White House global women initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is unveiling an effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years. On Thursday, the White House will officially launch the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a governmentwide project led by the senior adviser and daughter to President Donald […]
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Single-payer health care isn’t popular in California

One of the most persistent ideas of Democratic politics in California — the push for single-payer health insurance — is favored by only 41 percent of voters statewide, while 46 percent would not swap their private insurance for a government-backed system, according to a poll released Wednesday, Feb. 6 by Quinnipiac University. That result comes even as other polls, nationally, show growing approval of Obamacare and other forms of single-payer insurance. It also comes less than three months after...
Tags: Politics, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Sen Bernie Sanders, Quinnipiac, Beto O'Rourke, Top Stories OCR


Pompeo to build US ties with Hungary's right-wing leaders

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Hungary next week, the White House said Wednesday, as the United States seeks to build ties with nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban following rifts. "A great preview of our 2019 goals and Secretary Pompeo's trip next week," Bolton tweeted.
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L.A. County and state to purge 1.5 million inactive voters from rolls

LOS ANGELES — California and Los Angeles County have agreed to purge as many as 1.5 million inactive voter registrations across the state as part of a court settlement finalized Wednesday with Judicial Watch, a conservative activist group. Judicial Watch sued the county and state voter-registration agencies in Los Angeles federal court, arguing that the state was not complying with a federal law requiring the removal of inactive registrations that remain after two general elections, or two to fo...
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President Trump Predicts ISIS Will Lose All Territory in Iraq and Syria by Next Week

U.S. officials have said that IS has already lost 99.5 percent of its territory
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Corbyn lays out Labour’s terms for backing May on Brexit

Letter offers Labour’s support if PM makes five binding commitments – including joining a customs unionJeremy Corbyn has written to the prime minister, offering to throw Labour’s support behind her Brexit deal if she makes five legally binding commitments – including joining a customs union.The Labour leader held private talks with Theresa May last week for the first time since her deal was rejected by a historic margin of 230 votes in January. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn


How Democrats Plan On Getting Trump’s Tax Returns

House Democrats may be on the verge of making their first big investigative move in the new Congress: requesting President Trump’s tax returns. Party activists – and the base – have been disenchanted so far with the slow place. Democrats have been in power for more than a month now, with the authority to make the request thanks to their control of the House Ways and Means Committee. But few expect the Trump Administration to comply, setting up a lengthy court battle over the returns, which Tr...
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Families for Safe Streets lobbying for TriMet crash oversight, driver education bills

David Sale’s son was killed by a TriMet bus operator in 2010. Now he’s pushing for independent oversight of the agency. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) A group of road safety activists led by family members of traffic crash victims and backed by The Street Trust has thrown their weight behind two bills this legislative session. According to Oregon and SW Washington Families for Safe Streets, Senate Bill 746 would, “Encourage greater mutual expectations between all road users by combining...
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Snap Filter 2019 State of The Union

Oh. My. God. Genius. It's original stuff, made & shared by IMGURian Iputbootsonsnakes. State of the union *snap filters*
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Virginia: sexual assault allegations laid out against governor's deputy – live

After attorney general admits wearing blackface in 1980s, lieutenant governor accused of sexually assaulting woman in 2004Sign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 8.11pm GMT A local reporter in Virginia tweets that they are working on getting a photo of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring in blackface.A photograph of VA A-G Mark Herring in black-face and performing as 80's rapper Kurtis Blow as a UVA freshman does exist. We're working on getting that for you. I've also ...
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New super PAC advocates for businesses in Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank

The leaders of a recently formed super PAC say they’ll transcend party politics in their aim to promote the vitality of businesses in Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank. Business Leaders for Better Government Super PAC will support local, state and federal candidates, ballot measures and policies that align with the group’s mission, according to Chairwoman Sheryl Turner. “Most of the things we’re looking at are for future economic development and how city officials handle them in each city district,...
Tags: Business, Politics, Elections, News, Sport, Soccer, PAC, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Turner, Tri Cities, South Bay, Burbank, Federal Election Commission, Top Stories LADN


Whitaker Doesn’t Invoke Executive Privilege By House Committee Deadline

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker did not meet a Wednesday morning deadline to invoke executive privilege in advance of his testimony at a committee hearing later this week, according to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY). Having not heard from Whitaker, Nadler sent a new letter reminding him that he will be expected at a hearing Friday to answer certain questions about his White House communications regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Because you have not...
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U.S. might lift sanctions on Venezuelan military who back Guaido: Bolton

The United States would consider lifting sanctions on senior Venezuelan military officers if they recognize the government of self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday. "The U.S. will consider sanctions off-ramps for any Venezuelan senior military officer that stands for democracy and recognizes the constitutional government of President Juan Guaido. If not, the international financial circle will be closed off completely,"...
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Here’s What This Senator Had Something to Say About Her 2019 State of the Union Reaction

"I wasn't sleeping. I was trying not to scream."
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This Senator Had Something to Say About Her 2019 State of the Union Reaction

"I wasn't sleeping. I was trying not to scream."
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Trump's second State of the Union clocks higher ratings than his first

A third-year slump for the State of the Union? Not for President Trump. Tuesday's ratings are on track to top the comparable Barack Obama speech from eight years ago.
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A special place in hell? Donald Tusk didn’t go far enough | Martin Kettle

Not only were the Brexiters clueless: they didn’t give a stuff about Ireland. But this will come back to haunt the ToriesDonald Tusk should be criticised not for his malice, but his moderation. The European council president triggered a tsunami of confected outrage from leavers today when he observed, with some justice, that there should be a special place in hell for those who promoted Brexit without a plan. But he should have said far more. He should have added that, within that special place,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Article 50, Brexit, Donald Tusk, Martin Kettle, Gina Miller, Theresa May your Brexit


Nancy Pelosi Says President Trump Should Not Bring ‘Threats’ to Congress

'The president should not bring threats to the floor of the House'
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Virginia attorney general says he wore blackface at college party

By ALAN SUDERMAN RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia sank deeper into political turmoil Wednesday when another top Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student. With Gov. Ralph Northam’s career in extreme peril over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, Herring issued a statement saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a rapper during a party as a 19-year-old at the University of Virginia. Herring — who...
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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring Says He Wore Blackface at College Party in 1980

In the latest political bombshell to rock Virginia, yet another top Democrat in the state has admitted to wearing blackface decades ago.Attorney General Mark Herring released a statement Wednesday (Feb. 6) saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergrad at the University of Virginia.“In 1980, when I was a 19-year-old undergraduate in college, some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kur...
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Brexit: May departs Northern Ireland no closer to backstop deal

Belfast trip fails to gain support for deal as May heads into crucial EU talks Theresa May has failed to rally Northern Ireland support behind her quest for a Brexit deal, as nationalist and unionist parties further entrenched their positions for and against the backstop as she ended a two-day visit to Belfast.The Democratic Unionist party (DUP) insisted on Wednesday that the prime minister should replace the backstop a day after May appeared to soften the government’s stance on the insurance pr...
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Tusk warns of 'special place in hell' for those who backed Brexit without a plan

EU leader also takes aim at Jeremy Corbyn and says there is no new offer to UKFollow the latest political developments - live updatesThe EU’s frustration with Westminster erupted into the open as Donald Tusk warned of a “special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit “without even a sketch of a plan”, just 24 hours before his crunch meeting with Theresa May in Brussels.The European council president insisted that the EU was not “making any new offer” to Britain, and demanded a “reali...
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