Chris Cox, top NRA-ILA official: 'Offensive' to suggest NRA wants terrorists to get guns

(link to post) Chris Cox, who heads the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm, said it’s both “wrong” and “offensive” to suggest the NRA wants terrorists to get their hands on guns. “We take a back seat to no one not only when it involves safety, but also when it comes to national security,” Mr. Cox…

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Trump stumble emboldens Clinton: 'She'll do whatever the hell she wants': Democratic source

(link to post) Hillary Clinton is losing interest in accommodating demands from far-left rival Sen. Bernard Sanders because she feels emboldened by the faltering of GOP nominee Donald Trump, a Democratic Party insider said Thursday. Mr. Trump’s dip in polls following the Orlando terror attack has convinced the Clinton campaign that they can steamroll over…

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Trump stumble emboldens Clinton: 'She'll do whatever the hell she wants': Democratic source

(link to post) Hillary Clinton is losing interest in accommodating demands from far-left rival Sen. Bernard Sanders because she feels emboldened by the faltering of GOP nominee Donald Trump, a Democratic Party insider said Thursday. Mr. Trump’s dip in polls following the Orlando terror attack has convinced the Clinton campaign that they can steamroll over…

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Chuck Schumer: Donald Trump only serious on guns if he gets NRA to back Dem proposals

(link to post) Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Thursday that the only way presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump can prove he wants to keep terrorists away from guns is by persuading the National Rifle Association to support gun control measures sponsored by Democrats. “Donald Trump — like the Republicans, he’s talking the talk,” said…

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Hillary Clinton endorsed by AFL-CIO

(link to post) The nation’s largest federation of unions on Thursday endorsed Hillary Clinton, giving the former first lady the backing of yet another powerful labor group. The AFL-CIO endorsement comes as Mrs. Clinton begins focusing entirely on the general election campaign against Republican Donald Trump. In a statement, AFL-CFIO President Richard Trumka said the…

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Joe Manchin laments Fifth Amendment: 'Due process is what's killing us right now'

(link to post) West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin told an MSNBC panel on Thursday that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is “killing us” in terms of preventing gun violence. Mr. Manchin, a Democrat, referred to due process as an inconvenient “firewall” when it comes to denying Americans firearms. “The problem we have —…

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Hillary Clinton has narrow lead over Donald Trump in Virginia: poll

(link to post) Likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a 3-point lead over presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in Virginia, according to a poll released Thursday. Mrs. Clinton was at 42 percent support in the poll from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling, with Mr. Trump at 39 percent, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson…

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Hillary Clinton has narrow lead over Donald Trump in Virginia: poll

(link to post) Likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a 3-point lead over presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in Virginia, according to a poll released Thursday. Mrs. Clinton was at 42 percent support in the poll from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling, with Mr. Trump at 39 percent, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson…

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Hillary Clinton launches eight-figure ad blitz in battleground states

(link to post) Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on Thursday rolled out a multimillion-dollar ad campaign in eight battleground states across the country, offering an early glimpse of what’s likely to be an unprecedented advertising war leading up to the November election. The commercials — which will air in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Nevada,…

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Chris Murphy: Democrats' watch list bill could have stopped Orlando shooter from getting a gun

(link to post) The senator who launched a nearly 15-hour-long quasi-filibuster over gun control this week said on Thursday that a bill to bar terror suspects from getting firearms being pushed by Senate Democrats might have prevented the Orlando shooter from getting a gun. “I would say that there is an open question as to…

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