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Pai was given the 'Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award' by the National Rifle Association during CPAC News
Saturday, February 24, 2018
FCC Chair Accepts NRA's "Charleston Heston Courage Award" for Trying to Kill Net Neutrality
Ajit Pai – former Verizon lobbyist and now Trump's chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – was given a handmade Kentucky rifle from the National Rifle Association (NRA) Friday – for his "courage" in working to kill net neutrality at the behest of the telecom giants. "As soon as...
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News
Thursday, February 22, 2018
'People Buy Into My Agenda': Watch Marco Rubio Refuse to Swear Off NRA Cash on National Television
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) received over a million dollars in donations from the National Rifle Association during his successful 2016 reelection bid, and—in the aftermath of last week's school shooting in his home state that left 17 dead—the senator appears reluctant to ditch this reliable source...
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Student Kelsey Friend, News
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Behind Many #ThoughtsandPrayers for Gun Massacre Victims, Millions in NRA Cash
After at least 17 people were killed at a Florida high school Wednesday in a mass shooting that's being called " worse than Columbine ," a late night television writer took to social media to highlight the National Rifle Association's contributions to politicians who defaulted to the "thoughts and...
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President Donald Trump News
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
After Series of Controversial Remarks, Trump Refuses to Take Questions About Domestic Violence
At a White House meeting to discuss trade policy with lawmakers and cabinet members on Tuesday, President Donald Trump declined to answer reporters' questions about domestic violence, despite the ongoing controversy over tweets and statements from the president and his press team about the recent...
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News
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Trump Slammed for 'Mere Allegation' Remark After Second Staffer Resigns Amid Reports of Domestic Violence
After a second staffer in the Trump administration stepped down following allegations of domestic violence, President Donald Trump—who provoked outrage Friday when he praised an alleged male abuser without mentioning the female victims—took to Twitter to question the right of survivors to speak out...
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protest sign News
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
'Drilling Is Killing': West Coast Activists Hold Series of Protests to Counter Trump's Offshore Oil Plan
West coasts environmentalists and indigenous people have launched a series of protests to challenge the Trump administration's controversial proposal to dramatically expand offshore oil drilling, which would threaten communities all along the U.S. coastline. "We have to step up and let these people...
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News
Sunday, February 04, 2018
Don Jr's Political Advice for Democrats: Stop Being "Left of Commie"
Offering some useless insights into the opposition party over the weekend, the president's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. told Democrats their biggest problem is that they are now "left of commie" on the political spectrum. "The problem is rather than being reasonable and coming to the table, they...
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News
Friday, February 02, 2018
'Shit Show of Dishonesty Across the Board': #MemoDay Sparks Wave of Critique
After being declassified by President Donald Trump earlier in the day, Republicans in the House of Representatives—led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chair of the Intelligence Committee—followed through with their promise to release a highly controversial memo on...
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News
Friday, February 02, 2018
After Being Denied 'Minute Alone' With Convicted Child Molester, Father Lunges at Larry Nassar in Courtroom
The father of three daughters who were victims of convicted child molester Larry Nassar, lunged across the courtroom and was tackled by marshals during a hearing on Friday morning after the judge denied his request to have even "one minute alone" in the room with the perpetrator. "I would ask you...
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News
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Watch: Bernie Sanders' Response to Trump State of the Union
Following President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) offered a response. "I want to take a few minutes of your time to respond to Trump's State of the Union speech," Sanders announced. "But I also want to talk to you about the major crises facing our...
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