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  • Austin police chief Art Acevedo to run Houston's police department

    12/01/2016 5:05:35 PM PST · by Fred Hayek · 23 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 11/17/2016 | Nicole Cobler
    Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo has accepted a job as Houston’s police chief, he confirmed Thursday from Houston. Acevedo publicly accepted an offer from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, saying he "looked forward to the challenge" during a press conference. "I believe the timing is right for me to take on the opportunity to work for Mayor Turner and lead the men and women of the Houston Police Department and serve the people of Houston," he said in a statement.
  • Romney for press secretary? (A consolation prize for not getting Secretary of State)

    11/26/2016 11:50:00 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 50 replies
    Nov 26 2016 | WilliamIII
    I would love to see Romney be required to defend Trump to the media day in and day out.
  • USS Gabrielle Giffords Completes Acceptance Trials

    11/25/2016 11:07:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 86 replies
    marinelink.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    Future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully completed its acceptance trials Nov. 18. The trials consisted of a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy. During the trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the LCS intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling, and auxiliary systems.~SNIP~ Following delivery and commissioning in Galveston, Texas, LCS 10 will sail to California to be homeported in San Diego with sister ships USS...
  • Hillary Clinton: Government Has ‘A Right’ To Regulate 2nd Amendment

    06/05/2016 11:32:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 107 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/5/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Government has a right to regulate the Second Amendment, Hillary Clinton said in an interview on the June 5 airing of This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Clinton contended that Americans have historically recognized the government’s “right” to regulate the bearing of arms, suggesting that it was not until District of Columbia v Heller (2008) that anyone thought otherwise. Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you believe an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right? That it’s not linked to the service in the militia?”
  • Trump tells crowd Clinton wants to 'abolish' Second Amendment

    05/07/2016 5:56:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    Donald Trump threw a new claim Hillary Clinton's way at a Saturday rally, telling the crowd that she wants to do away with the Second Amendment. "Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment. She wants to abolish it," Trump said at a Saturday rally in Lynden, Wash. "Hillary Clinton wants to take your guns away and she wants to abolish the Second Amendment. She wants to take the bullets away." "We're going to cherish the Second Amendment, we're going to take care of the Second Amendment." Clinton is in favor of universal background checks, closing loopholes on gun purchases...
  • Clinton: Immunity for gun makers must end (Idiot)

    04/11/2016 1:36:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Greg Nash Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday issued a call to action on guns while hammering primary rival Bernie Sanders for opposing liability for gun manufacturers. “We cannot go on like this,” she said during a forum on gun violence in Port Washington, N.Y. "If anything else was killing 33,000 people a year, we would be mobilized. “I have spent too many hours listening to and meeting with families who have lost loved ones to gun violence. Let’s figure out what we’re going to do to save lives.” Clinton said the gun lobby wields the most influence...
  • How Kasich became National Republican Grownup

    03/17/2016 8:41:46 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 17, 2016 | Matt Bai
    Normally, it wouldn’t be a very big deal for a popular two-term governor to win a presidential primary in his own state, especially if it’s the first of 29 states (and a couple of territories) he’s actually won. But normalcy isn’t even on speaking terms with politics this year, and so it was that John Kasich — after laboring as an afterthought through weeks of primaries and a dozen debates — woke up yesterday to a changed reality.
  • Taya Kyle hits President Obama with hard truth on new gun control edict

    01/08/2016 6:07:33 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/8/2016 | Carmine Sabia
    Taya Kyle, wife of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, hit President Obama with a truth bomb on gun control laws during his CNN town hall Thursday. Kyle, who was famously touched by gun violence when her husband Chris was killed by a man he was trying to help, told the president she understood his message of hope, but feared his new regulations on guns were giving people a false sense of hope. "I think that by creating new laws you do give people hope. The thing is that the laws that we create don't stop these horrific things from happening, right?...
  • Texas governor challenges Obama to 'come and take' the Lone Star state's guns

    01/03/2016 1:34:00 AM PST · by Windflier · 168 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3 January 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Texas Gov Greg Abbott criticized President Barack Obama's plan to move ahead with possible executive actions on guns in a tweet in which he told the Commander-in-Chief to 'come & take' the state's guns. Obama said in his weekly radio address that he is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of 'a dangerous few' without depending on Congress to pass a law on the fraught subject of gun control. He plans to meet his attorney general, Loretta Lynch, on Monday to see what executive actions might be possible. Steps to strengthen background checks could come this...
  • Divest stocks in gun-makers, New York City mayor tells city's pension funds

    12/05/2015 9:03:52 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4 Dec 2015 | Gaurdian
    In wake of San Bernardino mass shooting, Bill de Blasio appeals to comptroller to 'to divest immediately' from funds that include assault weapon-makers New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio, urged the city's pension funds on Friday to divest their holdings in stocks of gun-makers after this week's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. In a statement he said: "I call on all government pension funds in New York City and across the country to divest immediately from funds that include assault weapon manufacturers." The mayor urged the city comptroller "to divest as soon as possible if no verifiable assurance...
  • Ben Carson Begins Shedding Conservatism Even Before Primary

    11/14/2015 4:59:14 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 75 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11/11/2015 | Sher Zieve
    Before my fellow conservatives jump immediately to defend Candidate Carson, I would ask that they read the following short column. Some years ago, I became aware of the extraordinary and remarkable career of Dr. Benjamin Carson via the 2009 movie "Gifted Hands" ,a film in which Cuba Gooding, Jr. portrayed the doctor. I even talked about him to my friend and colleague Laurie Roth who, subsequently, interviewed him on her Radio show. Dr. Carson seemed to be an honorable man, conservative and true to his word. However, since he officially began his campaign for the position of POTUS, something appears...
  • Gov. McAuliffe signs executive order on gun control measures [Virginia]

    10/15/2015 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies
    WDBJ7.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | WDBJ7 News Staff
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is outlawing the open carry of guns in some state-owned buildings and pushing for tighter gun control measures. McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday at the Capitol setting up a task force aimed at more robust prosecution of gun crimes. The order also establishes a statewide tip line to report gun crimes, and orders state police to request a trace of every gun involved in a crime in Virginia. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and Attorney General Mark Herring joined the governor, along with parents of victims killed in gun-related crimes. That included Andy and Barbara Parker,...
  • Anti-Gun Gov McAuliffe exploits Alison Parker's Dad for political gain

    10/07/2015 12:46:45 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies
    From: info@terrymcauliffe.com After my family experienced an act of horrific violence, I quickly learned that the personal is political and that the political matters. When my daughter Alison was brutally struck down by a deranged gunman on live television, I made it my life’s work to implement effective and reasonable safeguards to prevent this from happening again. Gun violence is far too common, and I plan to do whatever it takes to stop more tragedies like this from occurring. I know that in order to actually make a difference and get commonsense gun control legislation passed, we need to get...
  • Murdoch begins ‘draft Bloomberg’ movement as market uncertainty rises

    08/24/2015 1:16:49 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 74 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/24/2015 | Pras Subramanian
    The rumblings are beginning. Just as the Democratic party considers drafting a 2016 challenger into take on a floundering Hillary Clinton, GOP voices are speaking up about shaking up their primary race as well. Conservative stalwarts Bill Kristol is leaving the door open for an “October surprise,” even suggesting the possibility that a business person, such as a “saner and sounder” version of Donald Trump, could emerge. Now enter a man who knows a thing or two of drumming up attention (and selling papers) - Rupert Murdoch. Just as massive stock drop has many investors eyeing the financial headlines, the...
  • .Hutchinson Orders Adjutant General To Arm Full-Time Military Personnel (ARK)

    07/18/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    5 News Online ^ | 17 JUL 15 1700hrs | Curtis Lanning and Dillon Thomas
    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Following the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel. The governor also ordered the Arkansas flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday (July 20), according to a news release. “Our hearts break at the news of another senseless act of violence and terror, this time out of Chattanooga,” Governor Hutchinson said. “Our prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the family of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt of Russellville, one of Arkansas’s own.” He continued, “I...
  • Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

    05/03/2015 5:45:56 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 263 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/03/2015 | Steve Peoples
    Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Carson, who has never run for public office, is expected to be the only high-profile African-American to enter the GOP’s presidential primary as he tries to parlay his success as an author and speaker into a competitive campaign against established politicians. “I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America,” he said in an interview aired Sunday night by Ohio’s WKRC television station. He is set to make...
  • Gabby Giffords Visits Chris Christie to Push Firearm Confiscation Laws

    03/18/2015 8:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 18, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 18, gun control proponent Gabby Giffords met with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) to discuss new firearm confiscation laws for the state. In August, Breitbart News reported that Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)—the gun control group founded by Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly—began pushing temporary confiscation as part of its bid to find something that would resonate with the American people and give the group some traction. At that time, the Arizona Republic reported that ARS was pushing for “Gun Violence Restraining Orders” which would “authorize law enforcement to remove access to guns, with court oversight...
  • Christie tells CPAC crowd he shouldn’t be counted out

    02/26/2015 4:01:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2015 2:58 PM EST | Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sold himself to a room of conservative activists Thursday as a fighter who shouldn’t be counted out as he mulls a run for president in 2016. The Republican, who has struggled in recent weeks to gain momentum, was interviewed by talk show host Laura Ingraham onstage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. The three-day event features a parade of potential presidential contenders. Christie has faced a slew of negative stories and a formidable fundraising challenge from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. But he made clear Thursday he’s not dissuaded. “Is the election...
  • 'Walking Dead' Producer Talks Spinoff, "Guns on the Street" and Killing Off Characters

    02/16/2015 8:23:07 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/16/2015 | by Stephen Galloway
    Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd said she is more worried about “guns on the street” than the violence in her AMC series The Walking Dead."I worry more about the fact that we have guns on the street here," she said Feb. 11, speaking at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film & Television, where she took part in the ongoing Hollywood Masters interview series. "I mean, in Australia, countries around the world where they have the same entertainment, and they don't have the homicide rates that we do here, it's clear that there's another reason for it. [In] all my films,...
  • Lawmaker pushes to make filing false ‘gun violence restraining order’ a felony

    02/10/2015 11:21:42 AM PST · by HammerT · 14 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 2/09/15 | Chris Eger
    With California’s unique new law in place that allows for gun confiscations from those thought at risk, a state lawmaker wants to make sure it’s not abused. The law in question, which passed the state legislature as AB 1014 last year, provides a framework for the temporary seizure of guns from an individual at the request of their family or friends. It was implemented following an attack in Isla Vista, California, that gun control advocates advised could have been prevented under the new procedure, which allows firearms to be confiscated for up to a year if an order is granted....