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American Pie Singer Don McLean DROPS OUT Of NRA Convention Following Texas School Shooting

Finally! Someone with a backbone to stand up to their own team when enough is enough! Don McLean isn't going to support gun culture after the tragic mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The legendary singer, who was the voice behind the 1971 hit American Pie and plenty of other memorable tracks throughout his decades-long career, had been scheduled to performing this coming weekend at the National Rifle Association's convention in Houston, Texas. However, on Wednesday, th ...

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Josh Duggar sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for child pornography conviction

An Arkansas federal judge sentenced former reality TV star Josh Duggar to more than 12 years in federal prison on Wednesday, according to court documents. US District Judge Timothy Brooks also sentenced Duggar to 20 years of supervised release, a $10,000 fine and is ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors during supervised release. Duggar was found guilty by a jury of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography in December. ...

Omaha Steve

Amazon shareholders nix warehouse working conditions audit

Amazon shareholders on Wednesday voted down a proposal calling for an independent audit of working conditions at the e-commerce behemoth’s warehouses. The proposal’s defeat at the Seattle-based company’s annual shareholder meeting came despite calls from activist groups and unions to improve labor conditions at the warehouses where customer orders are sorted, packaged and shipped. Amazon had recommended shareholders vote against the proposal and 14 others presented at the meeting, a record for ...

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

'Shame on you': Pritzker, Lightfoot criticize Abbott after remarks about Chicago gun laws

In the wake of Tuesday's school shooting that killed at least 19 students and two teachers in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott slammed Chicago gun laws Wednesday, saying the city's approach is "not a real solution." Many are questioning why the 18-year-old shooter was able to buy the AR-15, as well as tactical gear, that is said to have been used in the deadly mass shooting. I hate to say this, but there are more people shot every weekend in Chicago than there are in schools in Texas. And ...

LetMyPeopleVote

Texas State Bar sues AG Paxton for 'dishonest' challenge of 2020 election results

Less than 24 hours after Attorney General Ken Paxton clinched the Republican nomination for his re-election, the Texas State Bar sued him Wednesday over his “dishonest” attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The short, four-page lawsuit, filed in district court in Paxton’s hometown of Collin County, contains identical claims to those in litigation filed earlier this month against Paxton’s top deputy, First Assistant Attorney General Brent Webster. Paxton violated the bar’s rules of ...

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'Bald-faced lie': Houston Chronicle torches TX Gov Abbott's 'bankrupt conscience' and 'cowardice'

(Houston Chronicle) "Whether it’s a handgun, rifle or semi-automatic invented for war, the governor has supported and the Legislature has passed law after law that have obliterated any semblance of good sense regulation — laws so permissive that they’ve even defied the objections of police chiefs and gun safety instructors, including the 2021 permitless carry bill that the governor bragged on Twitter allows any eligible Texan to carry a gun in public with 'no license or training' needed. As though that were progress."

CottonBear

GA Republicans boo President's speech on the murder of 19 schoolkids

(Manu Raju/CNN) "Biden’s speech on the big screen at Herschel Walker’s victory party. 'As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?' Biden says. The crowd yells out boos."

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Herschel Walker on the school shooting

(Manu Raju/CNN) "Asked if he believes there should be new gun laws in the wake of the Texas shooting, Georgia Senate GOP nominee Herschel Walker told me in ATL: 'What I like to do is see it and everything and stuff.' He didn’t engage further."

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American Pie Singer Don McLean DROPS OUT Of NRA Convention Following Texas School Shooting

2 hrs ago - Finally! Someone with a backbone to stand up to their own team when enough is enough! Don McLean isn't going to support gun culture after the tragic mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The legendary singer, who was the voice b ... (Perez Hilton)

'Shame on you': Pritzker, Lightfoot criticize Abbott after remarks about Chicago gun laws

3 hrs ago - In the wake of Tuesday's school shooting that killed at least 19 students and two teachers in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott slammed Chicago gun laws Wednesday, saying the city's approach is "not a real solution." Many are questioning why the ... (ABC 7 Chicago)

Josh Duggar sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for child pornography conviction

4 hrs ago - An Arkansas federal judge sentenced former reality TV star Josh Duggar to more than 12 years in federal prison on Wednesday, according to court documents. US District Judge Timothy Brooks also sentenced Duggar to 20 years of supervised release, a $1 ... (https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/25/entertainment/josh-)

Texas State Bar sues AG Paxton for 'dishonest' challenge of 2020 election results

4 hrs ago - Less than 24 hours after Attorney General Ken Paxton clinched the Republican nomination for his re-election, the Texas State Bar sued him Wednesday over his “dishonest” attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The short, four-page lawsuit ... (Houston Chronicle)

Biden signs police reform executive order on anniversary of George Floyd's death

5 hrs ago - President Joe Biden signs an executive order in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 25, 2022.Alex Brandon / AP WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at reforming policing practices on the second a ... (NBC News)

Amazon shareholders nix warehouse working conditions audit

6 hrs ago - Amazon shareholders on Wednesday voted down a proposal calling for an independent audit of working conditions at the e-commerce behemoth’s warehouses. The proposal’s defeat at the Seattle-based company’s annual shareholder meeting came despite calls ... (AP)

U.S. will cover baby formula cost for low-income families -agriculture agency

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Recount Officially Declared In Oz Vs. McCormick PA GOP Senate Race

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Beto O'Rourke confronts Texas governor during update on Uvalde elementary school shooting

7 hrs ago - Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O'Rourke confronted Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials on Wednesday during a press conference about Tuesday's deadly shooting at an elementary school in the state. "Gov. Abbott, I h ... (CNN)

Trump Said to Have Reacted Approvingly to Jan. 6 Chants About Hanging Pence

9 hrs ago - Shortly after hundreds of rioters at the Capitol started chanting "Hang Mike Pence!" on Jan. 6, 2021, the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, left the dining room off the Oval Office, walked into his own office and told colleagues tha ... (New York Times)

Intensifying Inquiry Into Alternate Electors Focuses on Trump Lawyers

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Texas school shooter bought 2 rifles after turning 18, carried out Robb Elementary attack days later

10 hrs ago - alvador Ramos, the suspect in the Texas elementary school shooting, after turning 18 on May 16, legally purchased two rifles and carried out the second-worst school shooting in U.S. history within the span of eight days, according to multiple law enf ... (ABC-7 Los Angeles)

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton justifies his anti-gun control stance by saying laws against murde

10 hrs ago - murder didn't prevent school shooting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said gun laws are "not the right focus" after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that left 19 children and two teachers dead. "Look, we already have la ... (Business Insider)

Biden moves to fill key appellate seat vacated by U.S. Supreme Court's Jackson

11 hrs ago - (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated three women to serve as appellate judges including Florence Pan, who would succeed U.S. Supreme Court-designate Ketanji Brown Jackson on the influential federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. ... (Reuters)

One place you won't find guns in the wake of the Texas school massacre? The NRA's upcoming ......

13 hrs ago - One place you won't find guns in the wake of the Texas school massacre? The NRA's upcoming leadership conference in Houston this week. One place you won't be able to find firearms in Texas after the Robb Elementary School massacre is, surprisi ... (Business Insider)

EPA proposes protections for world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery

13 hrs ago - The Biden administration announced Wednesday it will protect waters in Alaska home to one of the world’s biggest salmon spawning grounds, the culmination of a long-running dispute that pitted Alaska Natives against mining interests. The proposal from ... (Washington Post)

Chinese leader Xi defends record to UN human rights chief

15 hrs ago - By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping defended China’s record to the top U.N. human rights official Wednesday, saying each nation should be allowed to find its own path based on its particular circumstances and criticizing those ... (AP)

Marjorie Taylor Greene wins GOP nod for 2nd term in Congress

20 hrs ago - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has made a name in Washington pushing hard-right conspiracy theories, easily won her party’s nomination for Congress on Tuesday. The Associated Press called the race just over an hour after polls closed. With 99% of t ... (Yahoo! News)

Katie Britt, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama Senate runoff

20 hrs ago - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate is going to a June runoff between Katie Britt and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who overcame losing former President Donald Trump’s endorsement to remain a contender for the GOP nomination. ... (Associated Press)

Kemp defeats Perdue in Georgia, a major blow to Trump

Yesterday - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) was projected to win his renomination for a second term on Tuesday, overcoming a primary challenge from former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and, by extension, former President Trump. ABC and NBC News both called the race for ... (The Hill)

Live Updates: 'We Have to Act,' President Biden Says After 19 Killed at Texas Elementary School

Yesterday - Biden demanded action on Tuesday night in the wake of a school shooting that killed 18 young children and a teacher. But it’s unclear whether this will be another speech from another president that will be followed by little real action. Mr. Biden d ... (New York Times)

Herschel Walker, Raphael Warnock to face off in crucial Georgia Senate rac

Yesterday - ATLANTA — Former football star Herschel Walker has clinched Georgia’s Republican nomination for Senate, NBC News projects setting up a general election against Sen. Raphael Warnock, the Democratic incumbent who also won his party’s primary Tuesday. ... (NBC News)

US warns Turkey against new Syria offensive

Yesterday - The United States on Tuesday warned Turkey against launching a new military operation in northern Syria, saying the uneasy NATO ally would be putting US troops at risk. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that Turkey would soon launch ... (AFP)

Candidates Can Be Disqualified For Being 'Insurrectionists,' Court Rules In Madison Cawthorn Lawsuit

Yesterday - Topline A federal appeals court has made it easier to try to disqualify political candidates for being “insurrectionists,” reversing a lower court ruling and ruling against Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) Tuesday in a case challenging his candidacy b ... (Forbes)

'What are we doing?': Sen. Chris Murphy gives emotional speech on Texas elementary school shooting

Yesterday - Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) delivered an emotional speech on the Senate floor Tuesday in response to the deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas. "What are we doing?" Murphy asked lawmakers in response to the shooting that l ... (USA Today)

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