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3 people arrested w/ multiple loaded guns, rifles, bullet-proof vests at Holland Tunnel NJ

Source: Reuters

@Reuters: BREAKING: Three people arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles, bullet-proof vests at Holland Tunnel in New Jersey: NBC


Will update.

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DAILYKOS LINK: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/20/1539783/-Cartoon-Gun-talk

Donald Trump's Campaign Parts Ways with Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski

Source: New York Times

@BreakingNews: Donald Trump's campaign parts ways with campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, spokeswoman says in statement - NY Times https://t.co/8JIrOryNgr/s/zKj_

Donald Trump Parts Ways With Corey Lewandowski, His Campaign Manager

JUNE 20, 2016

Donald J. Trump is parting ways with his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, a move that comes as the presumptive Republican nominee faces challenges as it moves toward the general election.

“The Donald J. Trump Campaign for President, which has set a historic record in the Republican primary having received almost 14 million votes, has today announced that Corey Lewandowski will no longer be working with the campaign,” the campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said in a statement. “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”

Mr. Trump had faced increasing concerns from allies and donors, as well as his children, about his preparedness to pivot toward a general election while holding onto his slender team.

Mr. Trump had faced increasing concerns from allies and donors, as well as his children, about the next phase of the campaign as he pivots toward a general election.

Read more: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/us/politics/corey-lewandowski-donald-trump.html?src=twr&_r=0&referer=https://t.co/8JIrOryNgr/s/zKj_

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Gun Rights Group's Challenge to State Assault Weapon Ban

Source: Bloomberg News

@BreakingNews: US Supreme Court declines to hear gun rights groups' challenge to Connecticut ban on assault weapons - SCOTUSblog https://t.co/XiVY8ecu2e/s/q0t9

@business: LATEST: Supreme Court refused to question assault-rifle bans in New York and Connecticut https://t.co/2529FXrYUc/s/-6Ej https://t.co/vllLmq7dYV/s/7zmt

New York, Connecticut Assault-Weapon Bans Let Stand by Top Court

Greg Stohr

June 20, 2016 — 9:32 AM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to question assault-rifle bans in New York and Connecticut, steering clear of an intensifying national debate after the shooting that killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Turning away two separate appeals, the justices left intact federal appeals court rulings that said the bans comply with the constitutional right to bear arms.

New York and Connecticut are among seven states that outlaw weapons similar to one used by Omar Mateen in the June 12 massacre.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-06-20/new-york-connecticut-assault-weapon-bans-let-stand-by-top-court

Peter Gabriel on the Murder of His Friend MP Jo Cox

Senate Democrats' Filibuster Seeking Tougher Gun Laws Ends after Almost 14 Hours

Source: CBS News

@CBSNews: BREAKING NEWS: Senate Democrats' filibuster seeking tougher gun laws ends after almost 14 hours https://t.co/YLPZLJQjKE/s/kOU6

Senate Dems' filibuster for tighter gun laws ends in wee hours

Last Updated Jun 16, 2016 2:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic senator upset with congressional inaction on gun violence led a nearly 14-hour Senate filibuster before yielding the floor early Thursday with a pledge that he and his colleagues would press aggressively for a legislative response to the tragedy in Florida, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy ended a nonstop series of speeches with his Democratic colleagues shortly after 2 a.m. EDT after promising at the outset that he would remain on the Senate floor "until we get some signal, some sign that we can come together."

He evoked the Newtown school shooting in his state in 2012 in a plea that came as presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would meet with the National Rifle Association about the terror watch list and gun purchases.

"For those of us that represent Connecticut, the failure of this body to do anything, anything at all in the face of that continued slaughter isn't just painful to us, it's unconscionable," Murphy said.

"There hasn't been a debate scheduled on the floor of the Senate," Murphy said as the filibuster neared an end. "There hasn't been a debate scheduled in the committees. ... There are 30,000 people dying" daily in the country, he said.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/senate-democrats-filibuster-for-tighter-gun-laws-lasts-into-wee-hours

TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Power of Congress-Man - Thoughts and Prayers


TOM TOMORROW: When We Were Great

Tom Tomorrow: "I didn’t have time yesterday to write anything in response to the latest horrific gun massacre, but there are relevant cartoons here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Oh, and also here. Those are just off the top of my head, I’ve undoubtedly forgotten others."

DAILY KOS LINK: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/06/13/1537198/-Cartoon-When-we-were-great

AP: Massacre At Orlando Nightclub That Claimed 50 Lives Is Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

@AP: BREAKING: The massacre at an Orlando nightclub that claimed 50 lives is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history


AP: Sanders Wins N. Dakota Caucuses

Source: Associated Press


Jun. 7, 2016 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 as California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota vote. (all times Eastern):

9:42 p.m.

Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic presidential caucuses in North Dakota.

The senator from Vermont and his rival Hillary Clinton now each claim a win for the night, with four contests yet to be determined.

Read more: http://elections.ap.org/content/latest-sanders-wins-democratic-caucuses-north-dakota
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