Bob McDonnell's bribery conviction overturned by Supreme Court

(link to post) The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, saying that while his acceptance of more than $170,000 worth of gifts and loans may have been “distasteful,” it didn’t violate federal law — a ruling that is not expected to have far-reaching effects on public…

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Supreme Court upholds reach of gun ban for domestic violence convicts

(link to post) Domestic abusers can be barred from owning guns even if their crimes were misdemeanors resulting from recklessness rather than intentional acts, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in upholding the broad scope of a 20-year-old federal law. The 6-2 ruling said Congress didn’t distinguish between domestic assaults committed knowingly and in a fit…

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Donald Trump eases away from 'mass deportations' of illegal immigrants

(link to post) Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has backed off his call for mass deportations, promising to go after illegal immigrant “bad dudes” and show America that he has “the biggest heart of anybody.” Mr. Trump came under fire during the primaries for his vow to deport the approximately 11 million illegal immigrants…

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Hillary Clinton makes unexpected stop at NYC gay pride parade

(link to post) Hillary Clinton on Sunday made an unexpected visit to New York City’s annual Pride Parade and vowed that she’d fight for LGBTQ Americans if elected president. Mrs. Clinton was joined on the surprise stop by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other New…

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Donald Trump to court minority voters with economic, immigration issues

(link to post) Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump plans to aggressively court minority voters in the presidential race to break Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s lock on those voters, Eric Trump said Monday. Mr. Trump’s son said that the billionaire businessman will target minority voters with his economic and immigration messages, which he said should…

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Hillary Clinton edges out Donald Trump in close race: poll

(link to post) A new poll showed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a 5-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump in a head-to-head match-up, but the presidential race was a statistic dead heat when third-party candidates were included as will be the case in November. Mrs. Clinton topped Mr. Trump 46 percent to…

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David Brat pens new book, titled 'American Underdog: Proof that Principles Matter'

(link to post) Rep. David Brat hopes to remind Americans that he has a doctorate in economics and a master’s degree in divinity, plus a strong conviction that history and classic philosophy still shape the nation and its politics. His new book “American Underdog: Proof that Principles Matter” revisits the big ideas with a keen…

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Obama Unloads on Trump at Fundraiser: ‘We Don’t Have Time for Charlatans’ and Bigotry

(link to post) NOTE FROM GREAT VOCAL MAJORITY Liberals always tell you more about themselves than they tell you about their opponents.  An old Saul Alinsky tactic is to accuse their opponent of the very thing they are doing.  Listening to the most divisive President since the Civil War blast the presumptive GOP nominee as a “charlatan” and…

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Florida Senate GOP primary is now a two-person race

(link to post) Sen. Marco Rubio’s field of rivals in the GOP primary thinned Friday following Todd Wilcox’s decision to drop his bid — setting up a two-person race between the incumbent and businessman Carlos Beruff. Mr. Wilcox said Mr. Rubio is the party’s best bet to defend the seat in the November election. “There…

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump tied in North Carolina: poll

(link to post) A new poll showed a dead heat in the swing state of North Carolina between presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her GOP rival Donald Trump. Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump were tied at 43 percent in a theoretical match-up that included third-party contenders, according to a Public Policy Polling survey…

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