February 2018 archive

Feb 21

Trump’s solution to school shootings: arm teachers with guns

‘It is the gun, it’s the person behind the gun and it’s about helping people before they ever reach that point,’ said a mother whose daughter died at Sandy Hook elementary Donald Trump has said he will consider a proposal to arm school teachers in an attempt to prevent mass shootings, a move certain to …

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Feb 21

At emotionally raw White House ‘listening session,’ Trump reminded himself to say, ‘I hear you’

The White House “listening session” on guns Wednesday was full of raw emotion, some competing ideas for solutions, and of course, bluster from Donald Trump.  “It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past,” Trump promised, saying that he would be “very strong on background checks” and “mental health” issues (too bad …

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Feb 21

This Pro-Trump Dating Website Is Exactly as Vile as It Sounds

Think Tinder for the deplorables. A website that promises to “Make Dating Great Again!” matches Trump supporters looking for companionship, but it only allows users to register as a “straight man” or “straight woman”, although their relationship status is not limited to single. Heavily recycling President Donald Trump’s campaign slogans and featuring a Trump-like hairstyle …

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Feb 21

Spotlight on green news & views: Why trees do it naked; sea ice hits 12,000-year low

This is the 546th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the February 3 Green Spotlight. More than 28,428 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in …

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Feb 21

South Carolina’s Horrendous New Anti-Abortion Rights Bill Could Put Women’s Rights in Peril

The legislation seeks to end all legal abortion in the state. The battle over abortion rights in South Carolina continued this week, with legislation moving through the Senate Judiciary Committee that intends to end legal abortion in the state. As the “Personhood Act of South Carolina” now goes to South Carolina’s Senate, the restrictions proposed …

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Feb 21

Dallas official urges NRA to take its convention elsewhere and address the ‘madness now’

Dallas is home to this year’s National Rifle Association’s annual convention. Since 2012, the city arranged to be the host to the meeting in exchange for the revenue brought in by the attendees. But this could all change as one city council member and mayor pro tem is urging the NRA to take its convention …

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Feb 21

The White House plans to crack down on security … for everyone except Jared Kushner

When asked about White House security at her first-in-a-week press conference on Tuesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was quick to say that the White House was going to tighten up the ship. But in questioning, she repeatedly denied that it would impact one person in particular—senior advisor, son-in-law, and subject of interest Jared Kushner. Sanders slapped …

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Feb 21

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Openly Questions Donald Trump Jr.’s Intelligence

"How gullible is this guy?" CNN’s Alisyn Camerota raked Donald Trump Jr. over the coals on Wednesday after noting that he had given a thumbs-up on Twitter to conspiracy theories that attacked Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg for allegedly being a pawn of the FBI. During a panel discussion with Brian Stelter, Camerota flayed the president’s son …

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Feb 21

Attorney linked to Trump campaign pleads guilty to lying to investigators

An attorney hired by Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to federal investigators regarding the last time he spoke with former Trump campaign associate Rick Gates. The office of Robert Mueller, the special counsel, announced indictments against both Gates and Manafort last year. On Friday, the same day that Mueller’s office indicted 13 Russian …

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Feb 21

Florida shooting: students walk out of schools to call for gun control – video

Students across the US are walking out of their schools to protest against gun violence and demand stricter gun laws after last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida. They’re marching in solidarity with the survivors of the second deadliest public school shooting in US history to call for a ban …

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