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A sanctuary county… for gun owners

Out in Illinois, the state legislature has been attempting to seize on the supposed momentum for new firearms restrictions and begun passing a raft of new gun control measures. Governor Bruce Rauner has been using his veto powers in some cases, but that hasn’t slowed …

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Sessions warns White House: If Rosenstein goes, I go. Maybe.

Yeah, I’m not sure offering his own scalp in a two-for-one deal with Rosenstein’s is going to have the deterrent effect Sessions is hoping for. You can imagine Trump reading this, thinking, “Is that a threat or a promise?” According to WaPo, it’s neither. Sessions …

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CIA declassifies memo clearing Haspel in tape-destruction case

At the moment, Washington’s confirmation focus has mainly fallen on Mike Pompeo, currently CIA director and soon-to-be (maybe?) Secretary of State. But what about the woman nominated by Donald Trump to succeed Pompeo? Gina Haspel ran into a Senate buzzsaw over her involvement in the …

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The latest craze on the left: Trump won’t run for a second term

The grand plans of Democrats and never-Trumpers have been undergoing a slow metamorphosis over past fifteen months. There was always talk of impeachment coming from some of the more strident voices, pretty much since inauguration day. Then there were most complicated schemes involving the 25th …

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NYC mayors have been wiping out rats for decades

On a frigid Sunday morning as a rookie reporter in New York City, I was assigned to cover the launch of what was billed as a major city offensive against its rampaging rat population. Officials estimated that the Big Apple probably had more rat residents …

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Guess who is not coming to Trump’s first state dinner?

Fifteen months into his presidency, President Trump and First Lady Melania will host their first state dinner Tuesday. The guest of honor is French President Emmanuel Macron. Given that Trump favors grand and rather gaudy displays in his personal life, it is interesting that his time …

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Rocket Man redux

When John covered the big announcement out of North Korea last night he hit on many of the positive (or at least potentially positive) aspects of Kim Jong-un’s stated plans. And to be clear, there are definite possibilities for improvement in a very troubled region …

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Dick’s solves their gun problem in an unusual fashion

Last time we checked in with the folks at Dick’s Sporting Goods (and their subsidiary, Field & Stream) they were having something of a gun problem. Bowing to pressure from left-wing groups in the wake of the Florida school shooting, the retailer had announced that …

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British PM May takes on plastic straws. Also ear swabs.

The government of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is launching a domestic and international program against plastic straws. The idea is to have them and other single-use items gone by 2042 when the prime minister turns 86. May said: Plastic waste is one of the …

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Russia: We may make sanctions compliance illegal

Russia is confirming comments made by The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig to Rachel Maddow saying U.S. isn’t planning to enact any more sanctions. That, however, doesn’t mean they’re exactly standing pat. Via TASS: A source within the Russian Foreign Ministry has verified the facts from …

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