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The Biggest Obstacle to Gun Control May Be the Supreme Court

The Biggest Obstacle to Gun Control May Be the Supreme CourtA well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. (Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States). In the wake of recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the biggest obstacle to effective gun control may not be President Trump, Mitch McConnell or even the National Rifle Association (NRA) but the United States Supreme Court. It’s been a long time since the Supreme Court considered a major Second Amendment case. Eleven years ago, the court delivered a landmark victory to the gun-rights lobby in District of Columbia v. Heller—a 5-4 majority decision written by the late Justice Antonin Scalia that ruled, for the first time, the Second Amendment protected an individual right to own and bear firearms. Heller broke…


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Planned Parenthood gives up federal funding by leaving Title X program

Planned Parenthood gives up federal funding by leaving Title X programWomen who count on Planned Parenthood and other organizations for health services may have to look elsewhere. Planned Parenthood announced Monday that it will give up the federal funding it receives for services under a program called Title X, rather than comply with a new rule from the Trump administration. Jan Crawford reports. ….. Read More.CBS NEWS – Health | Consumers & ShoppingMon, August 19, 20191 day ago


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Republicans Really Hate Universities These Days

Republicans Really Hate Universities These DaysAccording to a new study from Pew, the 2016 presidential campaign apparently produced a huge increase in the number of Republicans who think universities are bad for America: I’m a little puzzled by this. Conservatives have been railing about universities forever, from Bill Buckley’s quip about the Boston phone book to Spiro Agnew’s nattering nabobs to the post-Gingrich assault on research of all kinds and continuing to this day with the more recent indignity over safe spaces and trigger warnings. So if this sentiment has been around so long, how did Trump produce such a sudden and large jump in the space of a single year? He mostly goes after the news media, not universities. Or is it due to something else? I know that National Review has substantially upped its coverage of the latest outrages in higher education, but how about Fox? Have they…


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2020 animated by ‘fear of Trump’

2020 animated by ‘fear of Trump’Political scientist Rachel Bitecofer tells Lawrence O’Donnell that Trump stands little chance of winning re-election in 2020 and new polling would seem to support that projection. Plus, down ballot races suggest even more trouble for Republicans.Read more ….. Read More.MSNBC – The Latest | U.S. and World NewsTue, August 20, 20196 hours ago


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States sue to block Trump’s immigration rule from taking effect

States sue to block Trump’s immigration rule from taking effectNew York and two other states are suing federal agencies to block the Trump administration from implementing new citizenship rules. ….. Read More.UPI – United States | United States NewsTue, August 20, 201914 hours ago


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State Department official John Sullivan to be nominated as next ambassador to Russia: sour...

State Department official John Sullivan to be nominated as next ambassador to Russia: sour…Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will be nominated by President Trump to take over as ambassador to Russia following the announcement that former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will be leaving the ambassador’s residence in October, an administration official told Fox News. ….. Read More.FOX NEWS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentTue, August 20, 201915 hours ago


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