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Gun Control On CNN Town Halls: Assault Weapons Ban, Universal Background Checks

Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts led the charge for gun control during Monday’s CNN Town Hall events, both calling for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons. They appeared along with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg in a series of open forums CNN hosted ...

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The One Question Trump Asks World Leaders

Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney revealed at The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Tuesday that President Trump point blank asks leaders what they are doing to protect persecuted Christians in their countries. Mulvaney, who was a special guest speaker at the breakfast as a Catholic leader, noted that during the past two and a half years President Donald Trump has spent ...

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Analysis: When Tragedy Strikes, WaPo Turns Focus To The ‘Far Right’

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The Washington Post sparked backlash after framing an article around the reaction of the “far right” to the anti-Christian terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.  The Post’s article cast doubt on well-documented persecutions of Christians around the world. The Post has made a habit of reframing global tragedies around “the far right.” The Washington Post provoked an online backlash on Monday ...

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Pete Buttigieg Supports Pathway To Citizenship For All 11 Million Illegal Immigrants

Democratic presidential nominee Pete Buttigieg said he supports a “pathway to citizenship” for the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants living the United States. “There are over ten million people who are undocumented immigrants in this country who don’t fall into [the DACA] category and the reality is we can’t have comprehensive immigration reform that works unless it addresses the status ...

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Trump’s Census Citizenship Question Faces Supreme Court Scrutiny

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over the Trump administration’s bid to append a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire. Democratic states and city governments are challenging the citizenship question, fearing that diminished noncitizen participation will deprive them of federal funding and seats in Congress. The Justice Department, on the other hand, says citizenship questions have regularly appeared ...

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Michigan Resort Faces Lawsuit Over Religious Requirements For Guests

A Michigan resort faces another lawsuit over alleged religious discrimination for requiring that guests respect the Methodist Church and that members uphold Christian values. The Bay View Association, a resort community near Petoskey, Michigan, faced a lawsuit in 2017 from The Bay View Chautauqua Inclusiveness Group and charges in 2018 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, over ...

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Wisconsin Resident Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Support to ISIS

A Wisconsin woman pleaded guilty today to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.  Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin and Acting Special Agent in Charge Michelle Sutphin of the FBI’s Milwaukee Field Office ...

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Minimum Wage Hikes Are Costing California Jobs, Study Says

California’s minimum wage increase has cost the state thousands of jobs worth of growth in the state’s booming restaurant industry, according to a recent study by the University of California Riverside. California passed a bill in 2016 to bring the state’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour. For businesses with more than 25 employees, the state’s minimum wage rose ...

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House Dems Subpoena Don McGahn Over Docs Related To Charges Trump Obstructed Justice

Democratic New York Rep. Jerry Nadler issued a subpoena Monday that orders former White House counsel Donald McGahn to testify before the House Judiciary Committee over documents related to charges that President Donald Trump obstructed justice. “The special counsel’s report, even in redacted form, outlines substantial evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction and other abuses,” Nadler said in a ...

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Philly Catholic Social Services Censored For Refusing To Work With Same-Sex Couples Based On Religious Principle

A federal court ruled Monday against reinstating a Philadelphia Catholic Social Services’ foster care contract unless the Catholic agency agrees to work with same-sex couples. A 2018 investigation into Catholic and Christian organizations revealed that Catholic Social Services also chose not to work with same-sex couples for faith-based reasons, after Bethany Christian Services refused to work with a same-sex couple ...

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Transgender Adults More Likely To Smoke And Remain Inactive Than Cisgender Peers

Transgender individuals are more likely to engage in ways deleterious to their health, according to a Monday study that puts transgenders at a higher risk for “poor health” than their cisgender peers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduced in 2014 a gender identity module for behavioral risk that 36 U.S. states and territories implemented between 2014 and ...

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DOD Task Force to Address Military Sexual Assaults

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan released a memorandum to all of the military services announcing the establishment of a Sexual Assault Accountability and Investigation Task Force. Why a Task Force is Needed “Sexual assault impacts the entire force. … None of us are immune to this crime, and all of us are responsible,” Shanahan said in the memo. “I am ...

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U.S. Advancing Maximum Pressure Campaign On Iran

The United States is not granting any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. Maximum pressure means maximum pressure. Secretary Pompeo announced his decision not to grant any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. As the Secretary has said, maximum pressure means maximum pressure. We are fulfilling our promise to get Iran’s oil exports to ...

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Michael Bloomberg Is Pumping Millions Into The UN’s Climate Arm After Trump Cut It Off

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is donating $5.5 million to the United Nations to help meet the goals of the Paris Climate Accord, Bloomberg’s charity Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Monday. Bloomberg, a former three-term mayor of New York City, began donating to the U.N. climate change department after President Donald Trump began pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement in June ...

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