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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez eyes powerful House committee in charge of taxation laws

    12/07/2018 3:29:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not yet been sworn into Congress, but she’s already eyeing a seat at one of the most powerful House committees in charge of taxation laws. The Democratic Socialist’s spokesperson confirmed to Vice News that she will seek a seat on the House Ways and Means committee, which is traditionally packed with seasoned legislators with experience in writing tax code. Rep. Joe Crawley, the top Democrat who was unseated by Ocasio-Cortez this year, was among the members of the committee. She is eyeing the exact same seat that is customarily reserved for New York City.
  • Child knife deaths in England and Wales set for nine-year peak

    11/30/2018 1:01:45 PM PST · by budj · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Nov 28, 2018 | Caelainn Barr
    Knife crime has killed 35 children and teenagers in England and Wales so far this year, meaning that 2017 is likely to be the worst year for such deaths in nearly a decade. Official figures exclusively obtained by the Guardian show that this year will be the worst since 2008 when 42 young people aged 19 and under lost their lives as a result of an attack with a knife.
  • Democrat Kamala Harris: Time for Congress to Pass More Gun Control

    11/19/2018 12:28:00 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) tweeted Sunday to claim no one is immune from gun violence and it is time for Congress to pass more gun laws. Harris referenced Parkland, the site of the February 14 attack that killed 17 innocents, Chicago, the city of relentless violence and death, and Los Angeles, where 14 people were recently killed in an attack at the Borderline Bar & Grill. Harris did not mention that Parkland was a gun-free zone, that Chicago has long been an experiment in gun control, and that the Borderline Bar & Grill is a state-mandated gun-free business.She tweeted: No...
  • Broken Immigration Laws

    11/16/2018 11:28:03 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 28 replies
    11/16/2018 | MosesKnows
    Broken Immigration Laws We hear this expression often and it is usually about people agreeing that somebody should correct the broken immigration laws but nobody does. The reason no one does is that the immigration laws are not broken; they are just not strictly enforced. Any act prohibited by legislation and not challenged doesn’t make the act legal. Who supports the narrative that a law not followed or enforced is broken? Some feel the immigration law is in need of “reform” to make what is currently illegal legal. President Trumps tends to oppose this position and I tend to agree...
  • More California crazy laws

    07/16/2018 7:38:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/15/2018 | Barbara Simpson
    California has long been known as the land of “fruits and nuts” – a mentality that permeates every aspect of life there – and it never ends. The latest fiascoes involve “law and order” – or at least, what one would assume deals with the law and the orderly adherence to it. But this is California we’re talking about, and like Alice through the Looking Glass, nothing is what it seems. The state has passed gun-control laws, laws regulating items purchased, requiring ammunition identification that is impossible to do, and even changing the laws to reduce the penalties for crimes....
  • [Barf Alert] The Pope: not to remain prisoners of ideas, let’s open ourselves to new things

    04/24/2018 6:19:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    La Stampa/Vatican Insider ^ | April 24, 2018 | salvatore cernuzio
    God frees, ideas and ideologies do not: they make prisoners. From this axiom, clearly expressed in the Gospel of John and his reference to the doctors of the law, Pope Francis unfolds his homily during this morning mass in Casa Santa Marta before the C9 Cardinals, who until tomorrow will be attending their twenty-fourth meeting. Once again, the Pontiff warns against the risk of “rigidity”, which leads to placing oneself at the center and thus remain untouched before the works of the Holy Spirit and insensitive to new things.   The doctors of the law, in fact, were incapable of...
  • Parent groups say YouTube defies underage data-collection laws

    04/09/2018 5:52:16 AM PDT · by ptsal · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09-Apr-2018 | Daniel Cooper
    The Federal Trade Commission has been asked to, once again, investigate Google's practices around its YouTube Kids platform. A group of child-safety organizations accuse the search giant of violating child protection laws by collecting data, and using that data to advertise, to kids under 13. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood says that the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act offers strict rules on data-collection for kids. Companies that run websites directed at children need to inform parents what information they plan to gather, and get permission to do so. But YouTube is accused of avoiding this responsibility simply by saying...
  • Crime soared with Mass. gun law

    03/07/2018 6:33:11 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    bostonglobe ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN 1998, Massachusetts passed what was hailed as the toughest gun-control legislation in the country. Among other stringencies, it banned semiautomatic “assault” weapons, imposed strict new licensing rules, prohibited anyone convicted of a violent crime or drug trafficking from ever carrying or owning a gun, and enacted severe penalties for storing guns unlocked. “Today, Massachusetts leads the way in cracking down on gun violence,” said Republican Governor Paul Cellucci as he signed the bill into law. “It will save lives and help fight crime in our communities.” Scott Harshbarger, the state’s Democratic attorney general, agreed: “This vote is a victory...
  • Glenn K. Beaton: We let Obama defy the law, and took a step toward autocracy

    03/06/2018 7:05:30 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Aspen Beat ^ | March 3, 2018 | Glenn K. Beaton
    "When the president does it, that means it's not illegal." — President Richard Nixon Early in the residency of Barack Obama, some activists pressured him to stop deporting illegals... But Obama was a smart lawyer surrounded by other smart lawyers. He even boasted that he had been a Constitutional law professor. He had actually just been a part-time and untenured instructor, but he still knew that the president had no authority to ignore the immigration laws. According to the New York Times and Washington Post, he clearly said so... at least 17 times. But then he did it anyway. ......
  • The Only Thing We Know for Sure After a Mass Shooting

    02/20/2018 5:24:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Here we go again. This time it was at a high school in Florida. It has become depressingly familiar. Not just the horrific shooting, but also the words that come after something like this. Officials assure us that the victims and their families are in their thoughts and prayers. Then come the calls for more restrictions on guns. Then we get the reminders that if we see something we need to say something. It's all so predictable. But by now we know something else that's predictable: It's going to happen again -- if not at a school, then at a...
  • The 40 Iron Laws of Politics in America

    02/04/2018 4:50:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2018 | John Hawkins
    1) Liberals care much more about policies that make them feel good about themselves than they do about policies that actually make life better for people. 2) That person in politics being compared to Hitler is really not very much like Hitler at all. 3) The bigger government gets, the worse it serves the people. 4) While they are in office, all Republican Presidents will be portrayed by the Left as either evil, crazy, racist, stupid or some combination thereof. 5) For every actual racist act and comment in politics, there are 500 people being falsely called bigots because Democrats...
  • Pres. Trump Signs 7 Bills into Law as America-First Policies Continue

    01/09/2018 5:44:09 AM PST · by smileyface · 14 replies
    OANN ^ | Jan 8 2018 | OAN Newsroom
    The laws range from further improving the Department of Veteran Affairs to cracking down on human trafficking and sexual assault. He also signed bills that celebrate the African-American community. Those include a commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African-Americans in the country, and a law which establishes the African American Civil Rights Network within the National Park Service.
  • Who gets the dog in a divorce and other state laws going into effect in 2018

    01/01/2018 8:04:47 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | December 30, 2017 | Madison Park
    Hundreds of new state laws go into effect on the first day of 2018. Iowa voters will be asked to show their IDs at the polls. West Virginia also requires voters at any election to show valid ID at the poll. The state permits both non-photo and photo IDs. California employers can no longer ask about your prior salary. . A new Nevada law requires employers to grant up to 160 hours of leave per year to employees who are victims of domestic violence or have family members who are victims. Employers in Vermont can't request or require employees to...
  • 18 new California laws you should know going into 2018

    12/31/2017 12:10:00 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    KCRA TV ^ | 12:30 PM PST Dec 28, 2017 | Sarah Heise
    As 2017 draws to a close, we're looking forward to 2018 and all the new laws that take effect Jan. 1 Vehicle registration fee increase Recreational-use marijuana Marijuana use in vehicles Minimum wage increase Bars and ride-sharing Sanctuary state of California Ammunition sales Gender identity on driver’s licenses Guns banned at schools Buses and seat belts High school exit exam Baby changing tables in bathrooms Rescue animal sales Job salary history Free college Neighborhood voting Car window tinting Crossing the street
  • Columbia leaders pass new ordinance prohibiting the use of bump stocks

    12/20/2017 6:56:56 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 18 replies
    ABCNews4 ^ | December 20, 2017 | ABC News 4
    Columbia leaders passed an ordinance Tuesday that is the first of its kind, clearing the way for Columbia to become the first city in the United States to ban use of so-called "bump stocks." Bump stocks are a specially modified aftermarket gun attachments firearm owners can put on semi-automatic rifles. The bump stocks allow the weapons to which they're attached to simulate fully-automatic fire. Columbia's newly passed ordinance prohibits bump stocks and similar firearm attachments from being attached to weapons, not the actual sale or ownership of them. Breaking this law would be a misdemeanor, punishable by a $500 fine...
  • Liberals Freak Out As House Approves Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    11/30/2017 10:19:20 AM PST · by blam · 117 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-30-2017 | Mac Slavo
    The House Judiciary Committee voted 19-11 late Wednesday for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. This bill would amend the federal criminal code to allow the concealed carry of guns across state lines for all concealed carry permit holders. Should this bill become a law, states will not be able to impose their individual requirements for a concealed carry license on those who have a license to conceal in a different state. The left is already terrified. Republicans rejected Democratic amendments that would ban violent offenders from qualifying under the law (because violent offenders cannot obtain a concealed carry...
  • Net Neutrality Laws on the Brink – Here’s the Reality

    11/27/2017 10:49:11 AM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    We are hearing arguments for and against the rollback of the Net Neutrality laws, but what is the reality. And more importantly, why are we ignoring the other 30 plus countries in the world that have already tried this? As FCC chairman Ajit Pai seeks to repeal the latest regulations on how the internet can be delivered, it seems that not a single person involved in the debate is putting forward a solid argument one way or the other. It is clearly not because they don’t know them (they’re not that hard to find), so could it be because they...
  • Legislation and Lobbyists…

    11/17/2017 7:00:57 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 2 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 16, 2017 | Sundance
    There are many people taking notice of modern politics for the first time in their lives. There is also some confusion noticed between two groups who talk above and around each other. Two groups communicating from two entirely different sets of understanding. Perhaps it is valuable to reset the larger frames of reference and provide clarity. Many, heck, most people think when they vote for a federal politician -a representative- they are voting for a person who will go to Washington DC and write or enact legislation. This is the old-fashioned “schoolhouse rock” perspective based on decades past. There is...
  • Backlash swift after Trump tweet on NBC

    10/12/2017 8:39:21 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2017 | Harper Neidig
    President Trump's suggestion that NBC should potentially have its broadcast license challenged has prompted a wave of condemnation from both sides of the aisle, with many saying that such a move would violate the First Amendment. Trump lashed out at NBC News on Wednesday after the outlet reported that Trump had suggested increasing the nation's nuclear arms stockpile during a meeting with top Cabinet officials. "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" Trump tweeted.
  • Nevada Gun Laws

    10/11/2017 6:22:20 AM PDT · by 7thson · 25 replies
    There is no limit on bulk purchases, amounts of ammunition, or magazine sizes. A gun dealer also does not have to comply with law enforcement; police inspections of Nevada gun shops are not allowed by state law. Many gun control activists believe the absence of regulations on dealers combined with the constant flow of tourism attribute to Nevada's bleak murder numbers. Since 2000, Nevada has had on average 27 gun related deaths per 100,000 people annually, by far the most in the US.