As lawmakers on Capitol Hill called loudly for more funding to study the effects of gun ownership on public health, a new study in a leading medical journal indicated that states with higher gun ownership rates see higher rates of deaths from mass shootings. read more
Look, I realize the Senate Republican leader is never going to allow his chamber to vote on HR 1. The contemporary GOP is simply too hostile toward voting rights and election reforms to even consider legislation like this. But to characterize the package as a "radical, half-baked socialist proposal" is emblematic of a larger problem: Republicans are so preoccupied with instigating some kind of red scare, they no longer know or care what their own rhetoric means. There's nothing "socialist" about automatic voter registration. Or curtailing partisan gerrymandering. Or requiring officials to use "durable, voter-verified" paper ballots in federal elections.
Roger Stone on Sunday suggested he has been "framed" by special counsel Robert Mueller in an Instagram post that appeared to run afoul of a judge's barely week-old gag order barring President Donald Trump's longtime friend from criticizing the prosecutors in the criminal case against him. Stone deleted the only image in that multi-image post that included "Who framed Roger Stone" language shortly after CNBC emailed his lawyer to ask about it. read more
Through my well-documented and largely infallible powers of precognition, I have obtained an early copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, which he'll deliver Tuesday night.
It's titled "The State of My Union Is So Much Better Than Yours, It's Not Even Close.
According to Fox News' Laura Ingraham, President Trump will meet with the Covington Catholic students at the center of a viral encounter with a Native American man on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial (who has lied about the incident), after the left was whipped into a bigoted frenzy over the image of a grinning student Nick Sandmann standing his ground while the tribal elder pounded away at his drum.