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  1. How guns became a part of American culture- "No other developed country embraces firearms the way ours does. The more we argue about them, the more it seems their mystique grows. But just how guns became part of our cultural DNA has been a long journey.........
  2. "House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) yesterday announced that Republicans would be bundling a Planned Parenthood defunding bill in with their Obamacare repeal. Today, Planned Parenthood activists showed up to Ryan’s office with an 87,000 signature petition protesting the efforts to cripple the beloved reproductive healthcare bill. Instead of accepting it, the spineless coward had a team of six security guards remove them from the building.....
  3. 7 Questions We Would Have Asked Donald Trump At His Canceled Press Conference- President-elect Donald Trump promised a press conference Thursday to clarify the role he would have with his international business entanglements after he becomes president. He canceled. The transition team said Monday that Trump is delaying his "announcement" until January. Later that night, Trump took to his favorite medium to go around the filter — Twitter — and made some news about his plans: It’s been 140 days since Donald Trump’s last press conference. In the meantime, he’s tweeted 1,461 times. Why does this matter?Unlike other ways of getting messages out, press conferences hold public officials more accountable to the American people because they have to answer questions in an uncontrolled environment.....
  4. America's Gun Culture...

    ABC News Politics‏Verified account @ABCPolitics 3h3 hours ago ONE LESS: Scott Pappalardo owned his AR-15 rifle for more than 30 years. He even has a Second Amendment tattoo on his arm. This weekend, he destroyed his gun “to make sure this weapon will be ever be able to take a life.” " Is the right to own this weapon more important than someone's life?... Look at the pictures of those victims. Is that right more important?," says Pappalardo before stating that he wants to make sure his gun is never capable of taking someone's life. He then gets up and proceeds to saw off the barrel of his gun. "Now, there's one less." Watch the video below:
  5. "......This was because the Russians involved really didn’t like Hillary Clinton. Around September 14 in 2016, for example, one “account specialist” of a Russian-controlled Facebook group called “Secured Borders” was reprimanded for having a “low number of posts dedicated to criticizing Hillary Clinton.” The specialist was also told, “it is imperative to intensify criticizing Hillary Clinton.” Later on, Russian operatives used accounts they controlled — including an account called “Woke Blacks” and “Blacktivist” — to urge Americans to vote for third-party candidates or not to vote at all. “Choose peace and vote for Jill Stein,” one such message read. “Trust me, it’s not a wasted vote.”
  6. "According to the indictment, the Russians “engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.” The operatives also purchased online ads in support of Stein’s campaign shortly before Election Day. The indictment made clear that the results of the election were not impacted by the Russians’ activities. However, Sanders tweeted Friday that Mueller’s investigation must continue in order to protect the 2018 election.... “It has been clear to everyone (except Donald Trump) that Russia was deeply involved in the 2016 election and intends to be involved in 2018. It is the American people who should be deciding the future of our country, not Mr. Putin and the Russian oligarchs,” Sanders wrote. “It is absolutely imperative that the Mueller investigation be allowed to go forward without obstruction from the Trump administration or Congress,” he continued.........
  7. America's Gun Culture...

    After school shooting, Florida Senate prepares sweeping package of gun control legislation "The legislation includes new age restrictions for gun purchases, a ban on bump stocks and gun violence restraining orders. .......
  8. 2018 Elections

    Dave Wasserman‏Verified account @Redistrict 4h4 hours ago Breaking: PA Supreme Court adopts new congressional map, and with few exceptions it's Democrats' dream come true. GOP not going to like this at all.
  9. America's Gun Culture...

    Russian bots flood Twitter with pro-gun messages after Florida shooting: report "A day after the deadly school shooting in South Florida, Twitter saw a spike in tweets about gun violence from Russian-linked accounts. Hamilton 68, a website that tracks Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence campaigns, identified trending hashtags and topics on Thursday, including #Parkland, #guncontrolnow, #Florida and #guncontrol, as well as Nikolas — the name of the accused shooter — Wired reported. Another website run by RoBhat Labs,, which tracks political propaganda bots, found that all of the top two-word phrase used on Twitter in the day after the shooting, excluding President Trump's name, had to do with the attack, according to Wired. .......... Such shootings often give way to intense debate over gun control, a fiercely divisive political issue. ..
  10. America's Gun Culture...

    "Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. “You’re the president. You’re supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us,” said David Hogg, a 17-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “How dare you,” he added... The students have vowed to become the face of a movement for tighter firearm regulations and plan to visit the state capitol in Tallahassee this week to demand immediate action. ...... Student Emma Gonzalez’s message to Congress: “This is our fight now, because you messed it up so badly that you left it to the kids. Now it’s our job, and you can’t try to take that back from us.”
  11. America's Gun Culture...

    Bernie Sanders‏Verified account @SenSanders Feb 18 We must take on the NRA and pass commonsense legislation to keep our children safe.
 -Tighten background checks
 -End the gun show loophole 
-Crack down on people who buy guns legally for people who can’t
 -Ban civilian sale of semiautomatic assault weapons
  12. Immigration Policy?

    The 10 dead in #Texas immigrant-smuggling case just the latest of such tragedies.... "Nine immigrants smuggled in a tractor-trailer have died. They were among nearly 40 people found in the back of the truck parked outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case. Many of the several dozen survivors are in dire condition, suffering from heatstroke and dehydration after being trapped in the sweltering truck overnight. The tragedy has shined a fresh spotlight on the often deadly conditions that desperate migrants endure at the hands of smugglers and human traffickers. Others have died under similar circumstances before:..........
  13. How much did Mitch McConnell know about Russian interference and when did he know it?
  14. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Norman Ornstein‏Verified account @NormOrnstein Feb 16 Norman Ornstein Retweeted Daily Kos One of the most shameful, unpatriotic things I have ever seen was McConnell blackmailing Obama, Comey et al to block them letting public know about dangers of Russian meddling in the election. Talk about party over country! How much did Mitch McConnell know about Russian interference and when did he know it?
  15. ‘No more guns’: Protesters escorted out of Paul Ryan fundraiser in Key Biscayne "......she found Ryan in the middle of the room — “I shook his hand and everything,” she said — and introduced herself as a teacher and Key Biscayner. “Nice,” the Republican congressman replied. “Nice?” Thorne said. “You’re here celebrating the death of 17 children.” At that, Thorne said, Ryan told her he “didn’t want to talk politics” or argue. When Thorne tried to continue, security escorted her out. She chanted “No more guns!” on her way out the door, she said. Thorne wants politicians, including Ryan, to pass laws that tighten gun control...... “I’m tired. Nobody listens. Everybody tries to twist it around,” she said. “........ but right now I just don’t want anybody that’s been fed by the NRA, otherwise this is never going to stop.”
  16. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    CNN‏Verified account @CNN 22h22 hours ago Former spy chief James Clapper says he thinks there will be "other shoes to drop" in the Russia probe regarding President Trump's finances
  17. Alec MacGillis‏Verified account @AlecMacGillis 22h22 hours ago Your occasional reminder that the Senate Majority Leader of the United States had threatened President Obama against publicizing Russian intervention before the 2016 election, as this December 2016 WaPo article revealed:
  18. The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Brian Klaas‏Verified account @brianklaas 19h19 hours ago The visual difference between Trump and Obama when talking about or visiting the aftermath of a school shooting is striking. Did anyone tell Trump it’s not a celebration?
  19. America's Gun Culture...

    A ‘Mass Shooting Generation’ Cries Out for Change “why was a student able to terrorize my school mr president.” Soon after, another student joined in. “I don’t want your condolences you **** piece of ****, my friends and teachers were shot. Multiple of my fellow classmates are dead. Do something instead of sending prayers,” she wrote. “Prayers won’t fix this. But Gun control will prevent it from happening again.” (She would later delete the tweet, alter her Twitter handle and apologize for her “profanity … but not my anger.”.....
  20. BS NewsHour Series “Inside Putin’s Russia” Explores Russian Identity and Disinformation, the Nation’s Tense Relationship with the U.S. July 10 – 15- WASHINGTON, DC (July 7, 2017) — PBS NewsHour special correspondent Nick Schifrin and producer Zach Fannin go inside Russia for an unprecedented series – Inside Putin’s Russia – that explores everything from the bilateral relationship with the United States to ascendant nationalism, widespread propaganda, and the fate of President Vladimir Putin’s enemies. The series, produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, will air across six nights (Monday, July 10 – Saturday, July 15, check local listings), representing one of the most robust reporting efforts in recent memory from Russia by an American television program...
  21. Trump's Appointments

    The Trump Administration Goes to War — With Itself — Over the VA Even before a searing report put the job of Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin at risk, some White House staffers were pushing a health care agenda at odds with his. The infighting has left vets frustrated, Congress confused — and a key piece of legislation stalemated.
  22. Racism in Trump's America

    Another Mass Shooting. Another Case in Which Signs of White Violence Didn’t Raise Alarms. "..... An apparent white supremacist can go through life making threats, talking about weapons, harassing people, warning that he would be a school shooter, have people call the FBI on him, and yet never get serious scrutiny from just about anyone. There were just no consequences. ......
  23. Trump's Appointments

    FCC Chairman Is Under Investigation The New York Times is reporting this morning that the FCC inspector general is actively investigating whether FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his aides improperly pushed for rule changes that would clear the way for Sinclair's purchase of Tribune Media.
  24. The Triumph of Donald Trump

    The Atlantic‏Verified account @TheAtlantic 46m46 minutes ago The latest indictment in the Russia investigation leaves little doubt that Russia attempted to help Donald Trump become president, @AdamSerwer argues: There’s No Longer Any Doubt The indictment unsealed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is unequivocal about Russian efforts to help Donald Trump become president.
  25. scott horsley‏Verified account @HorsleyScott Chief of Staff John Kelly orders changes in the way background checks are handled at the White House. He wants FBI to flag problems w/ potential high-level hires within 48 hours. Also says the old standard in which domestic violence was not disqualifying should be "modernized." 3:34 PM - 16 Feb 2018

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