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Romney: Congress has to take action on mass shootings

Perhaps, but what kind of action? Mitt Romney’s comments to the Salt Lake Tribune got picked up by The Hill and others in a generic manner, making it sound as though Romney might have made a major break with the Republican Party on gun control. Instead, Romney offered the same kinds of solutions that the GOP has tried to push through Congress ...

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Empowerment or exploitation: Olympian Aly Raisman poses nude for SI swimsuit edition

This month’s highly anticipated annual swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated features Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman posing nude. The word “Fierce” and a sentence “Women Do Not Have To Be Modest To Be Respected” cover her side facing the camera. It’s all about empowerment. Or something.  The 23-year-old athlete participated in the “In Her Words” feature of this year’s edition ...

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Idaho defies Obamacare — but will feds intervene?

Republicans didn’t get a chance to repeal ObamaCare in 2017, but at least one state has decided to test how far the Trump administration will go in enforcing it. After HHS signaled that states might be able to allow the sale of non-ACA-compliant plans, Idaho decided to take the leap. Now, NPR reports, Blue Cross has launched several new plans ...

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Chicago inmates cheer accused cop killer, face reprisals

How bad have things gotten in Chicago? This bad. As you may have already heard, Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer was murdered in the line of duty by a felon who he was pursuing. Shomari Legghette shot Bauer six times with a handgun, killing him. After being arrested and taken to jail, Legghette was escorted past a holding pen where ...

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Trump visits Florida hospital, meets with school shooting victims

President Trump visited a Florida hospital Friday afternoon where victims of the Parkland school shooting were recovering. He announced he would be making the visit earlier today on Twitter: I will be leaving for Florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on earth – but people whose lives have been totally shattered. Am also working with Congress ...

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NLRB: Google’s firing of James Damore didn’t violate federal labor law

James Damore is the former Google engineer who was fired last year after a memo he wrote about hiring practices at the company went viral. Today, Bloomberg reports the National Labor Relations Board has issued a 6-page memo stating that Damore’s firing was not a violation of federal labor law: Google’s firing of an engineer over his controversial memo criticizing its diversity ...

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Here we go: The “Karate Kid” nostalgia trip is coming

To cleanse the palate, I was skeptical of the concept when it was announced in August but, watching this … I’m sort of feeling it, I can’t lie. Macchio and Zabka, together again? For a schlub of a certain age like myself, you can’t experience childhood movie nostalgia more viscerally than this. “The Karate Kid” is in the pantheon of ...

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Nicolle Wallace: Let’s face it, we’re talking about this Florida shooting because 17 white kids were killed

Via Newsbusters, okay, but … I do remember some chatter after that degenerate in South Carolina murdered nine black congregants during a Bible study session three years ago. I suspect that if the Parkland shooter walked into a mostly black or Hispanic high school and began blowing people’s heads off willy nilly, that might draw some coverage too. What captures ...

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Bloomberg: Source says Mueller is still investigating collusion

The source of this information is unnamed, but my first thought on reading it was ‘Wow, Adam Schiff works fast!’ Whoever is behind this, it seems intended to reassure a lot of nervous progressives, who have been blissfully wedded to the collusion narrative for more than a year, that they can keep hope alive. According to the source, Mueller has definitely ...

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