Regulators have flip-flopped on legality of some bump stocks

(link to post) Two decades before a secretive gambler lugged an arsenal that included 12 “bump stocks” into a Las Vegas hotel room and opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers, a 40-something ex-Marine was tinkering in his Florida garage, looking for a fresh take on an old idea. Inspired by footage of the heavy…

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Hearing set for Wisconsin bill targeting immigrants

(link to post)MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A proposal targeting sanctuary cities in Wisconsin offering protections for immigrants living in the country illegally is up for a public hearing in the Legislature. The bill introduced by Republican Sen. Steve Nass is scheduled for a hearing Thursday before the Senate’s Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee. A similar…

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Federal student loan program spending is out of control

(link to post) Lady Margaret Thatcher once said that “the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples’ money.” Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Education ran out of other people’s money about $1.4 trillion dollars ago. That’s the total outstanding student loan debt held by you, the U.S. taxpayer. If it…

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Trump Jr. meeting with Russians not on Hillary Clinton dirt, new email says

(link to post) A new email between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer attending the now-notorious July 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan contradicts previous accounts that they gathered to exchange political dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The new email, which surfaced on Monday, asserts that Natalia Veselnitskaya believed she was…

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No charges for man who asked if US senator's child kidnapped

(link to post) EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A man who was kicked out of a televised town hall for asking Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey an unsettling question about whether his daughter had been kidnapped won’t face charges, a prosecutor said Monday. Simon Radecki’s question was inappropriate and offensive but was within the bounds of…

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Gun control group endorses Democrat in governor's race

(link to post)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A national group that promotes gun control has given its support to Democrat Phil Murphy in the state’s gubernatorial race. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced its endorsement Monday during a news conference in Trenton. Group leaders said Murphy, a wealthy former Goldman Sachs executive, would strengthen…

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Democrats promise to derail Congress until Dream Act passes

(link to post) Leading Hispanic Democrats said Monday they’re so disappointed in President Trump’s new 70-point immigration enforcement plan that they’ll withhold support for must-pass legislation in Congress until lawmakers work out a better deal to protect illegal immigrants. “They are not going to have Democrats to get them over the finish line on anything…

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A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

(link to post)The Detroit News. October 5, 2017 Focus on sex registry rewrite on risk Michigan’s ill-advised scheme to pile on punishment for convicted sex offenders failed to get even a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, leaving the Legislature to craft a new law that will restore both sanity and fairness to the state’s…

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Sean Duffy praises Trump's policy on North Korea, says past policy was 'path to World War III'

(link to post) Rep. Sean Duffy rebuked critics of President Trump’s strategy in North Korea on Monday, saying it was past failures that led the U.S. to this point. “What I think was setting up on the path to World War III is past presidents who’ve turned a blind eye to North Korea building a…

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The Finance 202: Trump is his own tax plan's worst enemy

Not Bob Corker. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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