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Daily Crunch: Samsung responds to Galaxy Fold concerns

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Samsung responds to reviewer complaints about its Galaxy Fold phone Samsung has issued a statement about its new folding phone. Apparently a number of reviewers either mistakenly destroyed their phone screens or had the screens bork on them after a few days of use. In response, the company said it “will t...
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Stevie Wonder’s Call for Laws after Nipsey Hussle Murder Shows He’s Blind on Guns

What “stronger laws” demanded by Stevie Wonder would have prevented Nipsy Hussle's murder? (Nipsey Hussle Facebook) U.S.A. – -( “It’s almost like the world is becoming blind,” musician Stevie Wonder proclaimed as he called for more citizen disarmament at the Los Angeles Staples Center memorial service for murdered rapper Nipsey Hussle last Thursday.  “It is so painful to know that we don’t have enough people taking a position that says, ‘Listen we must have stronger gun laws.'” ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Guns, Eric Holder, California, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Stevie Wonder, Resistance, Lapd, Nipsey Hussle, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hussle, Manassas, JOHN LOTT, David Codrea

Sacramento moves to widen dog blood supply from exclusively captive donors

A bag of plasma that was separated from blood donated by one of the many greyhound dogs at Hemopet in Garden Grove. (File photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG) Greyhounds in their kennels at Hemopet in Garden Grove. (File photo by Leonard Ortiz,Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Kansas, a greyhound at Hemopet, is held still as he donates blood at Hemopet in Garden Grove. (File photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG...
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Sacramento’s war on landlords will only worsen the housing shortage

Rental housing is a business, not a war crime, but that hasn’t stopped lawmakers in Sacramento from going nuclear against the owners of apartment buildings in California. A dozen bills targeting the rental housing business have been introduced in the state legislature. Combined, they represent what might be the greatest assault on property rights in the history of the state. The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee is currently considering Assembly Bill 36, which would allow loca...
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Rosen defends qualifications at Senate Judiciary hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for deputy attorney general defended his qualifications for the post at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, as lawmakers raised questions about his lack of criminal law experience. But the tensest moments of Jeffrey Rosen’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee came when he refused to firmly commit […]
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Senate committee passes ‘Idaho Stop’ bill allowing bicycle riders to yield at stop signs

Some intersections in Oregon already allow bicycle riders to “slow-and-go”.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) 10 years after it was last debated in the Oregon Legislature, a concept known as “Idaho Stop” has once again found its way into a bill. And it passed its first committee vote yesterday, just hours before a key legislative deadline. Senate Bill 998 wasn’t on anyone’s radar before last week. Up until then it was just a vague placeholder bill without any detailed language and with no amen...
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Rosen: Not ‘Productive’ To Say If Roe v. Wade, Brown v. Board Correctly Decided

During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Jeffrey Rosen, who, if confirmed, would become the second-in-command at the Justice Department, wouldn’t say whether he believed landmark Supreme Court rulings that legalized abortion and desegregated school were correctly decided. When pressed on Roe v. Wade by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Rosen acknowledged that it’s been the precedent for more than 40 years and “unless and until that changes, it’s the la...
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Alabama senators decide against unlimited lobbyist gifts

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Alabama lawmakers decided on Wednesday to shelve ethics legislation that would have allowed lobbyists to give unlimited gifts to public officials after critics said it would foster corruption. The chairman Senate Judiciary Committee carried over a bill proposed by Republican Sen. Greg Albritton that would have made multiple changes to current […]
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Hirono: Backers of Pain-Capable Abortion Ban Should Focus on Kids ‘Here Already’

Senator Mazie Hirono said Tuesday that supporters of a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy -- the point at which an unborn child can feel pain -- should instead focus on those kids "very much here already.""The word hypocritical does even begin to cover what is happening to women and children across our country," the Hawaii Democrat said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act introduced by Republican Lindsey Graham. "I hope supporters of t...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Hawaii, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mazie Hirono, Ben Sasse, Education Department, Hirono

Oregon: Committee Passes Insane 45-Page Gun Control Package

Opinion Update: Oregon Firearms Federation Calls for OR Republicans to WALK OUT Over SB 978, read more. Take Action Oregon Fairfax, VA – -( On April 9th 2019, the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve Senate Bill 978 with the -5 Amendment.  This legislation is an omnibus gun control package that, among other things, would require firearms be kept unavailable for self-defense and would also expand gun free zones where law-abiding individuals would be left def...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, Senate, Bill, Senate Judiciary Committee, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Democrats War on Guns, Oregon Firearms Federation, Oregon Fairfax

Fetal heartbeat bill stalls in Tennessee Senate committee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected has stalled in Tennessee. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday agreed to review the issue further over the summer and take it up next year instead. The decision came after the same panel advanced a separate anti-abortion bill that would ensure most […]
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Key Takeaways From Bill Barr’s First Post-Mueller Testimony On Capitol Hill

Attorney General Bill Barr was grilled by lawmakers on Tuesday for the first time since special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report was submitted. Democrats on the House Appropriations subcommittee pressed Barr to account for his “cherry pick[ed]” comments to Congress about Mueller’s findings, as the Attorney General insisted he’ll be as transparent as the law allows. “Within a week,” Barr promised, Congress and the public will have a redacted version of the 400-page document and be able to...
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Barr: Redacted Mueller report to be released within a week

By ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that he expects to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation report “within a week” as he defended his handling of the document. Barr told members of Congress at his first public appearance since receiving special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that his earlier projection of releasing a version by mid-April still stood. The nearly 400-page report is being scoured n...
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Interview: Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Talks Hunting, Guns & Working With Dems

AmmoLand's John Crump gets to talk with U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith who is an excellent ally of hunters & gun owners in the U.S. Senate with an “A” rating from NRA-PVF. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Washington D.C. –-( Cindy Hyde-Smith is the junior United States Senator from the state of Mississippi. Governor Phil Bryant appointed her to the office in April of 2018 when Thad Cochran resigned from the seat. She won a special runoff election on November 27 against Democrat Mike Eps...
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Subservient Barr

As we await Bill Barr’s ‘redactions’ of the Mueller Report, I wanted to pass on to you this note from a TPM Reader and member of the appellate bar. It may seem deep in the weeds at first. But it’s a window into Barr’s conduct so far that I was not at all aware of, or rather I knew the bare facts but hadn’t at all understood the implications. They bear directly on Barr’s subservience to the White House and current approach to executive power … The focus on Barr and what he has done/is doing regar...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, New York Times, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Josh Marshall, Senate Judiciary Committee, AG, Jeff Sessions, Mueller, Southern District of New York, Barr, AG Barr, Don McGahn

Biden Showed ‘Paternalistic’ Side During Anti-Rape Campaign, Activists Say

Woolston/ShutterstockTaking the stage at the 2016 Oscars to introduce more than 50 survivors of campus sexual assault, then-Vice President Joe Biden received a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd. Smiling at the A-list audience, he joked that he was the “least qualified person here” and urged viewers to “change the culture” around campus sexual assault—an issue he had made his signature cause over the previous five years.U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden introduces singer Lady Gaga after ma...
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Biden Jokes About Consensual Hugging in First Speech Since Creepy Touching Allegations

APIn his first public remarks since more than half a dozen women accused him of inappropriately touching them, former Vice President Joe Biden warned a raucous crowd of union workers in Washington, D.C., that their warm reception “may go to my head!”A few moments later, Biden proved himself right.Less than one minute into his speech before the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Biden joked that “I just want you to know, I had permission to hug Lonnie,” referring to union president ...
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Friday round-up

Briefly: At (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports that “Justice Clarence Thomas was adamant on March 30 when he told a friendly Pepperdine University School of Law audience that he had no plans to retire from the court,” and that “ a video of the event posted for the first time on Thursday makes it clear it was not just a casual statement.” At R Street, Shoshana Weismann and Anthony Marcum introduce “a new resource for those who want to learn more about Supreme Co...
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Why Washington May Become Tougher Nut to Crack for Anti-Gunners

Washington State has more than 616,000 active concealed pistol licenses, according to new data. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-( Two weeks after the legislative death of a controversial, and highly-contested, gun control measure that would have established an extreme training requirement for Washington State concealed pistol licenses, the state Department of Licensing released updated figures on the number of active CPLs in the state, and it is up more than 3,600 over the number in Feb...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Washington State, Seattle, Nra, Senate Judiciary Committee, Olympia, Legislature, Kate Brown, Jay Inslee, Department of Licensing, CPL, Evergreen State, Dave Workman, Gun Rights News

Women Don’t Just Face a Pay Gap at Work. They’re Also Punished Far More Than Men

On Equal Pay Day, we rightly focus on how a woman would have to work over three months more in order to make what her male counterpart did last year for the same full time work — a gender pay gap that amounts to about $900 billion in annual lost earnings for women holding full-time jobs. But inequities in the workplace go far beyond wage disparity. One of the most overlooked forms of discrimination is unequal discipline, and our research indicates that female employees responsible for trivi...
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Analysis: Biden just revealed his biggest 2020 weakness

On Tuesday in New York, Joe Biden talked openly about the regret and frustration he feels for the way in which the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation of Clarence Thomas -- which the then Delaware senator oversaw as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee -- played out.
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Joe Biden just revealed his biggest 2020 weakness

On Tuesday in New York, Joe Biden talked openly about the regret and frustration he feels for the way in which the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation of Clarence Thomas -- which the then Delaware senator oversaw as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee -- played out.
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Mueller report: Trump and Republicans target Adam Schiff as new villain

On television, in Congress and before a crowd of thousands, President Donald Trump and Republicans are mounting a ferocious revenge campaign against one Democrat – representative Adam Schiff.Moments after taking the stage at a Michigan campaign rally on Thursday night, Mr Trump mocked the California lawmaker as "little pencil-neck Adam Schiff." House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif, compared Mr Schiff to communist scaremonger Joseph McCarthy. And House whip Steve Scalise, R-La, used a co...
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Details On Oregon’s New Insane Gun-Grab Bill, with Sneak Amendment

Opinion Details On Oregon's New Insane Gun-Grab Bill, with Sneak Amendment Oregon – -( SB 978 has it's first “amendment”. It's 44 pages long and turns the bill into a nightmare anti gun bill. We told you about SB 978 yesterday and assured you that this harmless looking bill was going to be gut and stuffed with draconian anti-gun language, and it has. Here is a link to the to the bill. And of course we use the word amendment quite loosely. The “amendment” is 44 pages long. The...
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READ: AG Barr Says Mueller Report To Be Released In Mid-April In New Letter

Attorney General Bill Barr sent Congress another letter on Friday updating lawmakers on the status of the Justice Department’s review of the Mueller report. The letter states that the report is “nearly 400 pages” long, and that he expects to send a redacted version to lawmakers in mid-April. In the letter, addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Barr says that he is available to testify before the Senat...
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Tennessee: Busy Week Ahead for Committees in the Volunteer State

Opinion Tennessee: Busy Week Ahead for Committees in the Volunteer State Fairfax, VA – -( On Tuesday, April 2, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation.  Senate Bill 1178 is legislation that could deprive you of your Second Amendment rights without due process.  Please contact committee members and strongly urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 1178. Senate Bill 1178, sponsored by Sen. Steven Dickerson, will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Com...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Tennessee, House, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mike Stewart, Volunteer State, John Stevens, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Senate Finance Ways and Means Committee, Jeremy Faison, Volunteer State Fairfax VA Ammoland, Sen Steven Dickerson

Morning Docket: 03.29.19

* President Trump claims that the FBI and the DOJ will be investigating the Jussie Smollett case because it’s an “absolute embarrassment to our country.” Meanwhile, in more realistic news, Chicago wants the Empire actor to pay $130,000 to cover the costs of the officers who worked on the case. [Wall Street Journal] * According to Diane Feinstein, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat, “the blue slip is essentially dead.” May the century-old tradition rest in peace. [Big Law Business] *...
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Thousands March in Illinois to Defend Second Amendment Rights ~ VIDEO

Opinion Thousands of Illinois gun owners turned out for the annual lobby day at the capitol in Springfield. (Screen snip, YouTube, Terribly Tactical) Illinois – -( Thousands of Second Amendment activists marched on the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, reminding lawmakers that gun owners are paying attention, and they’re not taking the rap for crimes they didn’t commit. According to an estimate from WICS/WRSP, the event drew some 8,000 gun owners, which eclipses ...
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Trump’s Pick for No. 3 Post at Justice Dept. Withdraws From Consideration

Jessie K. Liu is said to have faced opposition from the Senate Judiciary Committee because some members believed she was not a conservative enough choice.
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