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    A Wesley Chapel, Florida, homeowner shot and killed two out of three home invasion suspects Friday morning. Fox 35 reports that the homeowner was playing video games when he heard glass breaking just before 1:00 a.m. He retrieved a gun and shot one suspect in a hallway, then fired again when a second suspect allegedly appeared in the hallway with a gun. Sheriff Chris Nocco says the suspect fired his gun, then it jammed. The homeowner shot him. Then a...
    Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) told Breitbart News Tonight that the Republican and Democrat proposal to tie President Donald Trump’s hands from withdrawing from Afghanistan is “egregious” and “exactly the opposite of what we should do.” Banks — a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a veteran who served in Afghanistan — spoke to Breitbart News Tonight host Rebecca Mansour after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the chair of the House Republican Conference, cosponsored an amendment with Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) to the National...
    Friday at a round table discussion with Black community leaders at Creative Visions in Des Moines, IA, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, said she supported renaming military bases that honor Confederate generals even though Republican voter’s in her home state are giving her “crap.” Ernst discussed her support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) amendment in the Defense Authorization Bill that would require the renaming all military bases honoring the Confederacy. President Donald Trump threatened to...
    Lynne Sladky/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.President Trump has come through for his crooked pal Roger Stone: President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime confidant Roger Stone on Friday, using the extensive powers of the presidency to protect a felon and political ally while also lashing out against a years-long probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election. ….While the 643-word statement recited a litany of Trump supporters’ complaints...
    Detroit Police Chief James Craig released body cam video showing that Hakim Littleton allegedly fired at officers before they shot and killed him Friday. WXYZ reports that police arrived at 12:35 p.m. to arrest another individual on a DEA warrant when Littleton allegedly pulled a gun and fired one or two rounds at one of the arresting officers. Detroit police officers returned fire, and Littleton went down and allegedly continued firing as he fell. Chief Craig says Littleton was only two...
    Teachers union in nations second-largest school district say to keep schools closed This Grocery Store Chain is Opening New Superstores Near You Indie Director Blasts Governments Argument that Filming Isnt Protected Speech © BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images An independent filmmaker is challenging the ability of the government to charge fees for commercial shoots in national parks — and hes pushing back against its defense that the act of filming isnt protected by the First Amendment. Gordon Price in...
    Shootings are up 76 percent over where they were this time last year in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. NBC News reports not only the surge in shootings but also the fact that “nearly all the bloodshed concentrated in the city’s predominantly Black and brown communities on the South and West Sides.” They note similar stories around the country. For example, from January 2020 to May 2020 in Democrat-controlled Louisville, Kentucky, nearly “75 percent of homicide victims were black.” And...
    House Democrats on Thursday advanced an amendment that would restore millions of dollars in aid to Palestinians cut by the Trump administration two years earlier, as part of a multi-billion dollar spending bill under consideration. House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Nita LoweyNita Sue LoweyDemocrats sidestep budget deal by seeking 0B in emergency spending New Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Overnight Defense: House Dems offer M for Army to rename bases | Bill takes aim at money for Trumps border wall...
              Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Star National Correspondent Neil McCabe to the newsmakers line. During the third hour, McCabe talked about the Navy’s recent call for military personnel to sign a waiver acknowledging that they will not attend indoor religious services. He later discussed whether this...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Minneapolis City Council are pledging a thoughtful approach to their proposal to dismantle the city’s police department following the killing of George Floyd. Council members sought Wednesday to reassure the Minneapolis Charter Commission, with some commissioners expressing concerns that the council was rushing to push through the proposal so voters can decide it in the November election. The proposal would eliminate the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a new agency, the Department...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Minneapolis City Council are pledging a thoughtful approach to their proposal to dismantle the citys police department following the killing of George Floyd. Council members sought Wednesday to reassure the Minneapolis Charter Commission, with some commissioners expressing concerns that the council was rushing to push through the proposal so voters can decide it in the November election. The proposal would eliminate the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a new agency, the Department...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Minneapolis City Council are pledging a thoughtful approach to their proposal to dismantle the city’s police department following the killing of George Floyd. Council members sought Wednesday to reassure the Minneapolis Charter Commission, with some commissioners expressing concerns that the council was rushing to push through the proposal so voters can decide it in the November election. The proposal would eliminate the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a new agency, the Department of Community...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Minneapolis City Council are pledging a thoughtful approach to their proposal to dismantle the city’s police department following the killing of George Floyd. Council members sought Wednesday to reassure the Minneapolis Charter Commission, with some commissioners expressing concerns that the council was rushing to push through the proposal so voters can decide it in the November election. The proposal would eliminate the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a new agency, the Department...
    The fight is on over whether or not Illinois voters should approve a change of the state’s flat income tax to a tax with higher rates for higher earners. The group “Vote Yes for Fairness” put out a series of 15-second video ads supporting the proposed constitutional amendment voters will decide on this November. “The seven ads highlight how our current tax system is broken and fundamentally unfair, forcing our essential workers like nurses and grocery store clerks...
    A tour bus, sponsored by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, pulls up to a Miami-Dade County courthouse ahead of a special court hearing aimed at restoring the right to vote under Floridas amendment 4 in Miami, Florida. Restoration of rights for formerly incarcerated Floridians is once again on hold after a federal appeals court granted a request to stay a lower court decision that “the state of Florida’s pay-to-vote system was an unconstitutional restriction on the right to vote.” Earlier...
    Some college students say they are willing to sacrifice their rights to free speech in order to avoid offending their peers. In a video released by Campus Reform on Tuesday, digital reporter Eduardo Neret asked students if they would be in favor of giving up their First Amendment rights out of consideration for others. Many responded in the affirmative. Would you guys be willing to give up some of your First Amendment rights to say whatever you want...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker echoed the request of Republican New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu in asking anyone who attends a rally being held this weekend by President Donald Trump to wear a mask. Trump is holding a rally Saturday in Portsmouth. N.H. Baker, also a Republican, pointed to recent George Floyd protests in Massachusetts, where the large majority of participants wore masks, and there was no spike in coronavirus cases. “Wear a mask. Wear a face covering....
    The broadband industry was dealt a significant blow by a U.S. District Court judge this week in its efforts to derail a privacy law in Maine. Hide Earlier this year several lobbying groups representing internet service providers (ISPs) sued Maine over its data privacy law, claiming that it violated their First Amendment rights. Hide The law, the Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information, was signed last year. It bars ISPs in Maine from “using, disclosing,...
    NASCAR driver Angela Ruch’s truck will feature a pro-police wrap with prominent the #BackTheBlue logo during this weekend’s race at Kentucky Speedway. The pro-police display is the result of a partnership between Ruch and The Wounded Blue, which describes itself as a “national organization dedicated to assisting officers injured in the line of duty.” In addition to the BackTheBlue hashtag, Ruch’s vehicle will feature Wounded Blue’s motto, “Never Alone, Never Forgotten.” The Thin Blue Line American flag will also be...
    D.C. has forwarded a 2021 budget that council members hope will pull the District out of the COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged its bottom line. The council passed the budget in its first of two votes Tuesday afternoon. Though Mayor Muriel Bowser asked council members to avoid any tax increases in its fiscal year 2021 budget, the council agreed to restructure the gas tax to be competitive with neighboring jurisdictions, raising it 10% to 33.8%. The council also lowered the threshold...
    The House Armed Services Committee just passed a defense appropriations bill filled with moral contradictions and illogical absurdities. Consider: It removes some racist symbols in the military, but preserves Trump’s ability to use the military against anti-racist demonstrators. It abdicates Congress’ responsibility to declare war, but prevents the executive branch from moving toward peace. It was passed by elected officials, but gives a single general the ability to overrule an elected branch of government. It requires officials to state definitively...
    Six leading movie theater chains are suing New Jersey Gov Phil Murphy over his decision to keep the venues closed as other public places are allowed to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The lawsuit, which was filed on Monday in federal court in Trenton, alleges that the theaters should be allowed to reopen due to First Amendment rights. AMC, Cinemark and Regal are among those named in the lawsuit.  They argue that the Democratic Govs decision to keep cinemas closed...
    GOP Sen. Ron Johnson has withdrawn a proposal to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth for federal employees – saying he does “not support efforts to erase” America’s history, but was instead, attempting to save taxpayer dollars and avoid putting the U.S. “further in debt.” Johnson, amid criticism from conservatives, proposed a new amendment, which would reduce paid leave for federal employees to offset the costs of an additional federal holiday. GOP SENATORS PROPOSE REPLACING COLUMBUS DAY WITH JUNETEENTH Last week, Johnson, R-Wis., and...
    Snuggled in between universal background checks, a one-handgun-a-month purchase limit, and other Virginia gun controls that took effect last week, is a law that allows Virginians to ban themselves from gun purchases. The difference between the law allowing one to prohibit one’s self from buying guns and the other controls is the self-banning law does not go into effect until 2021. WTOP reports the legislation, Senate Bill 436, was sponsored by Democrat State Sen. Scott Surovell (Fairfax).  The measure passed the Democrat-controlled...
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)’s amendment attached to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act is not simply an effort to rename some military bases named after Confederate leaders but a push to erase American history. “It may be portrayed in the media as Confederate named bases but it’s far more radical,” Cotton said on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. “It’s far more extreme. It would require a crane to go into to...