Firms End Relationships with the NRA

Firms End Relationships with the NRA

An increasing number of corporations are ending their relationships with the National Rifle Association in the wake of a deadly school shooting that killed seventeen in Parkland, FL, earlier this month. Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Alamo and National Car Rental have all announced that they are ending their discount program would the gun-rights advocacy group.  Car pricing group TrueCar has also announced it is ending a program that allowed NRA members to save an average of nearly of $3,400 off of…

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Deputy Attorney General Raises Concerns About Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance, which is What Prompted John Kelly’s Change in Policy

Deputy Attorney General Raises Concerns About Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance, which is What Prompted John Kelly’s Change in Policy

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raised concerns about new information discovered while conducting a background check into presidential son-in-law and top White House adviser Jared Kushner.  That, apparently, is what has caused Chief of Staff John Kelly to revise White House policies regarding security clearances. The concerns were raised in a phone call between Rosenstein and White House Counsel Don McGahn on February 9.  Rosenstein told McGahn that newly discovered information would delay the security clearance process of Kushner.  The…

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White Van Attempts to Breach Security Perimeter of the White House but the Driver was Stopped and Apprehended

White Van Attempts to Breach Security Perimeter of the White House but the Driver was Stopped and Apprehended

A white Chevrolet van attempted to breach the perimeter of the White House Friday afternoon, causing the building to go into lockdown the Secret Service said.  The van struck a security barrier around 3:30 p.m. at 17th St. NW and E St. NW, the Secret Service reported on Twitter. U.S. Secret Service on Twitter BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E. Officials declined to reveal the perpetrator’s name,…

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President Trump Has Directed the Pentagon to Stage Military Parade on November 11, Veterans Day

President Trump Has Directed the Pentagon to Stage Military Parade on November 11, Veterans Day

President Trump has reportedly directed the Department of Defense to stage a military parade on November 11, Veterans Day, according to a memo written by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.  The memo was sent from McMaster to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and says that the President to be briefed on “concepts of operation for this event” The Pentagon has confirmed that it was in receipt of the President’s orders. A January 18 meeting with top generals at the Pentagon…

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U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to Open in May in Dramatic Move-Up of Opening Schedule

U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to Open in May in Dramatic Move-Up of Opening Schedule

The United States will open its embassy in the city of Jerusalem this May according to the Trump administration, moving the opening date of the facility up by months, if not years.  “In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. “The opening will coincide with Israel’s 70 anniversary.” President Trump announced in December that the U.S. would formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would eventually…

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Florida Governor Rick Scott Proposes Raising Minimum Age for Gun Purchases to 21 From 18

Florida Governor Rick Scott Proposes Raising Minimum Age for Gun Purchases to 21 From 18

Florida Governor Rick Scott has proposed raising the minimum wage to purchase all firearms in the state of Florida, including assault rifles, to 21 from 18.  The requirement already exists for handguns.  It is a remarkable announcement considering the support Gov. Scott has for Second-Amendment rights, as well as the popularity of guns-rights organizations such as the NRA in the state of Florida. The proposals call for raising the minimum age, banning the accessory known as the bump stock, which…

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Former Trump Campaign official Rick Gates to Plead Guilty to Two Charges in Mueller Russia Probe

Former Trump Campaign official Rick Gates to Plead Guilty to Two Charges in Mueller Russia Probe

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates will plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and making false statements, in the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian meddling it was learned today.  The plea is an indication that Gates may begin cooperating with Mueller’s investigation.  Negotiations between Mueller and Gates’ legal team were said to be going on for weeks. Gates and his supervisor, onetime Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, were indicted last October on money laundering charges and lying…

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Florida Man Being Put to Death for Brutal Rape and Killing Yells “Murderers!” at Corrections Officers

Florida Man Being Put to Death for Brutal Rape and Killing Yells “Murderers!” at Corrections Officers

A Florida man who was being put to death for the 1993 rape and murder of college student, yelled “Murderers! Murderers! Murderess!” as the execution drugs were being administered, yesterday evening. Minutes earlier he had addressed corrections officer, saying it should Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his attorney general Pam Bondi to execute the death sentence, not the workers present.  “Let them come down here and do it,” Branch said. “I’ve learned that you’re good people and this is not…

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Online Writing Lab Recommends the Word “Man” Be Avoided in Formal & Professional Writing

Online Writing Lab Recommends the Word “Man” Be Avoided in Formal & Professional Writing

Purdue Online Writing Lab, a citation website available for free to the general public has recommended dropping the word “man” from formal and professional writing. “Although man in its original sense carried the dual meaning of adult human and adult male, its meaning has come to be so closely identified with adult male that the generic use of MAN and other words with masculine markers should be avoided,” the site says. The site recommends replacing terms that include the word…

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Trump Administration Set to Announce Sweeping New Sanctions Against North Korea

Trump Administration Set to Announce Sweeping New Sanctions Against North Korea

The Trump administration is set to announce a sweeping new set of sanctions against North Korea in the latest effort to prod the regime to abandon its nuclear weapons development program.  President Trump is set to unveil the new sanctions during his address to the Conservative Political Action Conference this morning, and the U.S. Treasury Department is said to reveal further details about the package later in the day. Top administration officials have been hinting at tougher penalties against the…

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