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FBI firearm background checks set another all-time record in June

FBI firearm background checks set another all-time record in June

More and more Americans appear to be arming themselves following a month of continued fears over the deadly coronavirus pandemic and images of some rioters causing damage after hijacking peaceful protests demanding racial justice. The FBI conducted more than 3.9 million background checks associated with the sale, transfer or permitting of firearms in June, making…MORE

Democrats team for effort to end doctrine shielding police as GOP backs off

Democrats team for effort to end doctrine shielding police as GOP backs off

Three senators proposed a bill Wednesday to end qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that critics say is shielding law enforcement and government officials from accountability. The legislation, proposed by Democratic Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, codifies that qualified immunity…MORE

Trump’s resistance led intel agencies to brief him less and less on Russia

Trump’s resistance led intel agencies to brief him less and less on Russia

President Donald Trump‘s resistance to intelligence warnings about Russia led his national security team, including those who delivered the President’s Daily Brief to brief him verbally less often on Russia-related threats to the US, multiple former Trump administration officials who briefed Trump, were present for briefings and who prepared documents for his intelligence briefings tell…MORE

Biden criticizes Trump administration appointees with history of Islamophobic and offensive comments

Biden criticizes Trump administration appointees with history of Islamophobic and offensive comments

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said this week that two recent Trump administration appointees to the Pentagon and US Agency for International Development “have no business serving in high positions in our government” because of past Islamophobic and offensive comments on social media. “In Washington, ‘personnel is policy.’ Yet, President Trump continually chooses individuals…MORE

Fact-checking Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s attacks on Dr. Fauci

Fact-checking Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s attacks on Dr. Fauci

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Tuesday evening took some direct shots at Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the President’s coronavirus task force. Specifically, Patrick took issue with comments that Fauci had made earlier in the day during a Senate hearing, when he…MORE

Senate Republicans fiercely oppose DC statehood as political ‘power grab’

Senate Republicans fiercely oppose DC statehood as political ‘power grab’

Several Republican senators blasted the House-passed Washington, DC statehood bill on Wednesday, calling the legislation unconstitutional and a “Democratic power grab” that would “empower the most radical agenda in modern American politics.” Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina joined GOP Sens. Steve Daines of Montana and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, all up for reelection this…MORE

Richmond mayor invokes emergency powers to remove Confederate statues from city

Richmond mayor invokes emergency powers to remove Confederate statues from city

The Democratic mayor of Richmond, Virginia, invoked his emergency powers on Wednesday to remove multiple Confederate monuments in the city, including a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, from the city’s historic Monument Avenue. Crews spent part of Wednesday afternoon removing the Jackson statue as scores of onlookers watched the monument honoring the late…MORE

AOC, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley launch joint fundraising committee ‘Squad Victory Fund’

AOC, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley launch joint fundraising committee ‘Squad Victory Fund’

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts are launching a joint fundraising committee called the “Squad Victory Fund,” the latest effort by the well-known freshmen lawmakers to support one another and their advocacy for progressive priorities. The Squad Victory Fund will be…MORE

DC mayor says Trump’s July 4th celebration goes against best health guidance

DC mayor says Trump’s July 4th celebration goes against best health guidance

The mayor of Washington, DC, said Wednesday that she has informed the Department of Interior that the Trump administration’s planned July Fourth celebration in Washington goes against health officials’ guidance amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We know that this is a special event for the Department of the Interior. We communicated to them that we do…MORE

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