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On the roster: Finally, some real talk about the Second Amendment – All signs point to the Senate, run by Scott Trump tries to add the legal team, will be denied –
Calif. Trump on census of state sue citizenship question – ” Are we good?’
Finally, SOME REAL TALK ABOUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT
Fans of gun control measures were quickly shootings, the debt-to-corrupt lawmakers and their NRA number master for not passing meaningful regulations on the restriction of firearms in the era of mass.
And while there is no doubt that the NRA has been amazingly successful as a pressure group, have done over the last 20 years, the arguments, which tends to focus on the power of the Association to overlook a fact: The gun control measures kredenzte in the Wake of this mass murder, by and large, would have little, if anything, prevented the massacres that have inspired you.
The most striking, in the Wake of the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school just before Christmas in 2012, gun control advocates on and rallied behind a proposal to beef up the system of background checks for legal firearms purchases.
It had absolutely nothing to do with it, as a mentally ill 20-year-old 20 children killed between the ages of 6 and 7 and six adults in the span of about five minutes. He took the weapons from his mother, who was his first victim on this day. He didn’t know that you can buy in the Parking lot of a gun show or on the internet. He took you.
Legislation, the sale or transfer of weapons, from one individual to another sound as too little and too much at the same time. There was no obvious point of law other than appeasing the voters upset and the time and the distractions do a better job as a political placation anyway.
The supporters could not be better, because she ran up hard against two truths: the Americans in the time of the massacres were prevented, often against stricter gun laws and the Second Amendment of the Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme court since 2008, the types of firearms restrictions common in most of the world.
In the Wake of the recent mass 14 young students and three staff members at a high school in Florida, will be on Valentine’s day of this year, everything is different shootings at a school that claimed that?
There are many reasons to think that the answer is Yes.
The well-organized influence, lush, the efforts of the survivors of the recent riots covered can play to push for gun control, but two other changes are rather more.
First, opposition to gun control, the rise began in the era of insecurity after 9/11, and then they reached a clear majority for Barack Obama‘s first term in the White house, has drastically fallen in the years since the Newtown, Conn. Murders.
By the end of last year, Gallup found that 60 percent of the adult population wanted stricter gun regulations, while 38 percent wanted to maintain the current rules, or relaxed. In the autumn of 2011, in comparison, 55 percent wanted the status quo or less for the gun regulations, and 43 percent, an all-time low, wanted stricter rules.
Secondly, and perhaps more important, gun control advocates have begun to speak to, honest about the Second Amendment.
In an op-ed in the NYT today, the former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens came out and said what many on his side have been conditioned to resist, to say for decades: the repeal of the Second Amendment.
“Overturn [the Supreme court’s decision in the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller] on a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to the weaknesses of the N. R. A. the ability to stymie legal debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.”
The NRA and other gun rights advocates were quick. to glom on to the former justice’s piece as evidence for gun control in the lobby, gun-grabbing impulses And many on the gun control side, no doubt, but he, along with all the damage around a core of speeches for the movement.
But the talking points in this debate are past stale. It is time for a few new on both sides.
The voltage between the first paragraphs and the last clauses, the Second Amendment is between the question of “why” and the question of “how”.
Why have faith in the founders and their generation, that the government should be forbidden by the disarming of Americans? “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state…”
How did the founders and the state legislature from 1791 to believe that this should be achieved? “[T]he will not be hurt to keep right of the people and weapons.”
The founders gave us the amendment process for a reason, even though the Americans have significantly abandoned it in the last 30 years. This is partly a result of the parties and politicians that are more interested in the preservation of a dispute for the purposes of the vote always and fundraising, and also just so sad, because a deepening of civic ignorance in our electorate.
It is long past time for America to have an open, adult debate about the tensions between the two parts of the Second Amendment – “well regulated” and “shall not be infringed.”
What can also always think of you, Steven, personal position, we should all thank him for the recognition, the real Problem at hand. We owe it to our ancestors and the victims of the monstrous crimes is a worthy debate.
GAME INSTRUCTIONS: IS IT REASONABLE?
“[The Constitution] can we reasonably expect from the gradual conflicts of State regulations, the citizens of [state] would at last be to be considered and treated by the others in no better light than that of foreigners.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 22
TIME-OUT: MAESTRO OF THE HILL
ESPN: “Clayton Kershaw cracked open a window into the future on may 25, 2008. For a minute, Vin Scully was the introduction of the television audience at the 2006 in the first round of the MLB draft pick out of Texas with the smooth cheeks and the slight hesitation in his delivery. Thirty-two pitches later, Kershaw and went out of the hill, struck the side against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of his major-league debut. … Kershaw turned 30 years old 19. March and has three Cy Young Awards, an MVP, five era titles, four titles crossed out, and seven All-Star games on his resume. He’s paid like an ACE, with three years and $98 million left on the mammoth contract extension he signed in the year 2014. Kershaw has to decide in November whether he will perform, an opt-out clause in the deal. On the basis of his 21 1/3 scoreless innings and 23-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in the Cactus League, he is not a burden.”
[Ed. Note: Although, we should point out, boo Dodgers.]
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Trump job performance
Average level of agreement: from 41.8 percent
The average of the rejection: 52.8 percent
Net Result: -11 Points
Change from a week ago: up 2.8 points
[On average contains: CNN: 43% approve – 53% reject; Marist College: 42% approve – 51% oppose; Fox News: 45% approve – 52% lean; Gallup: 39% approve – 55% lean; Quinnipiac University: 40% approve – 53% reject.]
Control of the house
Republican Average: 40.6 Per Cent
Democratic Means: 47.6 Percent
Advantage: Democrats, plus 7 points
Change from a week ago: the democratic advantage down 3.6 points
[On average contains: Quinnipiac University: 49% Dems 43% GOP; NBC News/WSJ: 50% Dems and 40% GOP; George Washington University: 49% Dems and 40% GOP; the Monmouth University: 50% Dems 41% GOP; USA Today/Suffolk: 47% Dems 32% GOP.]
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ALL SIGNS POINT TO THE SENATE, RUN BY SCOTT
Tampa Bay Times: “Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that his chief of staff, Jackie protection Zeckman, met on Sunday to other opportunities to pursue, stoking fresh speculation that Scott his candidacy for the U.S. Senate is days away. Scott tweeted on Monday that he has a ‘big announcement’ on Facebook Live on Monday, 9. April. Your replacement is Brad beeping brink, 32, who has served as deputy chief of staff and earlier delivery, Scott’s external relations operation, and worked on his 2014 re-election campaign. The change is effective immediately. The departure of the contactor Zeckman is sure to intensify speculation that Scott is on the verge of an announcement that he will seek the U.S. Senate seat since 2001 by Bill Nelson. Nelson, 75, a Democrat, defeated Republican Bill McCollum in 2000 and has not been seriously tested since. He breezed to re-election victories over Katherine Harris in 2006, and Connie Mack IV in the year 2012.”
GOP to avoid a special election-fiasco – Politico: “National Republicans move, the head, another special election-fiasco — this time in a deep red Arizona congressional district teeming of pensioners who would never register as even remotely competitive in a normal election year. Two weeks after the party’s overwhelming defeat in a conservative district in the southwest of Pennsylvania, the Republicans funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars in Arizona 8. District President Donald Trump have won by more than 20 percentage points in 2016. The National Republican Congressional Committee on Monday launched a co-ordinated, $170,000-TV buy, with the campaign of the candidate Debbie Lesko, according to a source familiar with the purchase. The Congressional Leadership Fund, a deep-pocketed GOP super PAC, is spending about $100,000 to turn on a phone and digital efforts of conservative voters. Early voting begins on Wednesday.”
Frizzy hair: “Stop the Gerrymandering scaremongering’ – National Journal: “Even as Democrats storm on your way to a takeover in the house of representatives, the issue of gerrymandering remains an obsession for many progressive activists. This redistricting pessimists such as Boston and Cleveland sports fans who insisted that their teams are cursed… in order to justify, the argument is that gerrymandering is, make it to win is extremely difficult for the Democrats, the house you have. Shine on the mountains of evidence to the possibility of a historic house landslide victory for the Democrats Experts are not only in anticipation of a narrow Democratic House; top forecasters are references to the profits as high as 45 seats. The cook Political report lists 48 Republican-held seats as very vulnerable, with 25 other potentially in the game. … But the anti-gerrymandering-caucus, driven by an ideology of opfertums, his naysaying.”
GOP loses best bet is to keep Maine lieutenancy – Bangor Daily News: “Maine Senate President Mike Thibodeau went out of the Republican gubernatorial primary on Monday, becoming the highest-profile candidate to leave the race so far and the reduction of his party, the field to four before the June election. Thibodeau made the announcement in a Facebook post, citing its leading position in the legislature and business commitments as reasons for leaving the race, saying ‘it’s not easy to do at the time, all of these things and run for the Governor at the same time.’ Thibodeau arrived in Maine, politics as a steady social conservative, but he is best known for the recent battles with Gov. Paul LePage, a member of the Republican, who is, the the intra-party race to pick his successor.”
TRUMP TRIES TO ADD THE LEGAL TEAM, WILL BE DENIED
Politico: “A couple of veterans, the white-collar lawyers rejected President Donald Trump’s offer to help lead his defence in the Russia-probe, marking another setback for a team from the legal Department, these are their numbers dwindle in the past week, while it prepares for a potentially critical conversation between the President and special counsel Robert Müller. The law firm of Winston & Strawn, said on Monday night that two of its partners, former prosecutors Tom Buchanan and Dan Webb have been approached by Trump but declined the job due to business conflicts.’ ‘But, you have to consider the possibility to represent the President of the highest honor, and regret that they did not do so,’ the firm said. “You want the President to be the best and think he has excellent representation in the Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow.’ Trump’s legal team is now led by Cobb, who is dealing with official White house Affairs, in response to Miller’s investigation, and Sekulow… the public face of the President, outside of the legal Department.”
Shulkin’s for sure ‘at this time’ – Politico: “President Donald Trump has the confidence in David Shulkin ‘at this point in time” despite reports that the Veterans Affairs Secretary can be triggered as early as this week, the White house Deputy spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Monday. “We all serve at the pleasure of the President. If he is not satisfied with, you know,’ Gidley said in an interview on Fox News. ‘At this point in time, though, he had confidence in Dr. Shulkin. He is a Secretary, he has done some good things at the VA. As you know, the President wants to change that with the right people in the right place at the right time and that could.’ … When pressed about reports on Monday that Trump would like to fire Shulkin, but not a replacement, Gidley said, ” If the President wants to make a change, he will do it.'”
WH probing Kushner family business – WSJ: “White house lawyers to check whether two loans in the amount of more than $500 million to Jared Kushner‘s family business failed to have all criminal laws or Federal ethics rules, says a letter from a Federal ethics Agency made public Monday. The Office of Government Ethics, said a Democratic legislator in the letter that the White house is probing whether a $184 million loan from the real estate arm of Apollo Global Management LLC, and a $325 million loan from Citigroup Inc. you may run in conflict with the rules and laws for the behavior of the employees of the Federal authorities.”
Trump pines Porter – NYT: “President Trump remained in contact with Rob Porter, the former White House staff, Secretary, resigned following allegations that he abused his two Ex-wives came to light, according to three people familiar with the talks, and has said, some of the consultants he hopes that Mr. Porter is to work in the West Wing. The President calls Mr. Porter in the last few weeks, as the number of people he is close to in the White house has greatly diminished, due to the large number of dropouts, the people are said to be familiar with the phone calls. In Mr. Trump’s orbit, only a few people are ever permanently in exile. He often sees the helper, the object of public criticism as extensions of themselves, under fire, because the critics want to attack him…”
CALIF. TRUMP ON CENSUS OF STATE SUE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION
Fox News: “California on Monday, the administration promised to sue the trump about his decision to ask the respondents the 2020 census, if you are a citizen of the United States. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, announced the lawsuit against the administration late Monday on Twitter… The Commerce Department said in a statement that the citizenship would be the question added in response to a request by the Ministry of justice in December. The statement said that Minister of Commerce Wilbur Ross has stated that the reinstatement of citizenship, the question of how the 2020 decennial census questionnaire is required to file a complete and accurate census block-level data.’ … In a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece published Monday, Becerra and the California Secretary of State Alex Padilla wrote that the inclusion of the citizenship would be the question of ‘illegal’ and ‘an extraordinary attempt by the trump-administration to kidnap the 2020 census, for political purposes.’ … According to the Commerce Department’, ‘almost every ten-year census between 1820 and 1950″, asked a question of citizenship in any form.'”
Dow posts biggest one-day point gain since 2008 – Fox Business
Trump remains stable, with Evangelicals, but… – WaPo
Stormy Daniels files defamation lawsuit against Trump lawyer Michael Cohen – Fox News
Schumer aide nominated for Federal Trade Commission – Reuters
AUDIBLE: COUNTDOWN TWEET IN 3, 2, 1
“I’m more of a hawk on immigration, as well as the President. In my view this DACA was children should not be allowed anything to stay in the country legally.” – Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney, in a forum with voters in response to a questioner who claims that he was not conservative.
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“ARE WE GOOD?’
The sun News: “A woman tries to take a chocolate bunny from Myrtle Beach Walgreens, but not at the end with leave the store, the hare, police said. Instead, after face says, trying to steal the unknown woman, the crumbled chocolate Bunny, threw it inside and asked, “Are we good?” before leaving the store, a police report. Police say the woman went to all points of sale on Sunday evening at Walgreens, 300 S. Kings Highway.”
Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? Sign up here.
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