- 6:51 pm Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
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As expected, the U.S. Senate on Monday evening hit gridlock on competing plans from Democrats and Republicans to respond to the nightclub attack in Orlando that killed 49 people, as Senators voted mainly along party lines as each side blocked a pair of plans put forward by the other.
“We can’t continue to do nothing,” complained Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who put forward a plan to stop those on the no-fly list from buying a gun, but watched it fall short of the 60 votes needed for action in the Senate.
“My Republican friends do nothing – that’s the cold, hard truth,” [More]
- 10:23 am Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
After weeks of internal battles over who would call the shots in Donald Trump’s campaign for President, Trump today announced that campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was out, a surprise shakeup just four weeks before the start of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
In a statement to news organizations, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks offered few details on why Lewandowski was being let go, saying only that “Lewandowski will no longer be working with the campaign.”
Hicks added that Trump was also grateful for his “hard work and dedication.”
Lewandowski had been a controversial figure for months, after physically restraining a female [More]
- 10:43 pm Sunday, June 19th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
The deadlock in Congress over guns may be on full display Monday evening on Capitol Hill, as four different plans – two from each party – could run aground, both sides basically staying in their partisan corners on the legislative response to mass shootings and terrorism in the aftermath of the attack on a nightclub in Orlando.
For Democrats, while they know they are short on votes to push forward with gun control measures in the House and Senate, they feel like their effort is one that will win them votes for November.
For now, just a handful of Republicans have joined [More]
- 8:46 pm Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
Lawyers for Donald Trump have told a federal court in California that a videotaped deposition of the real estate mogul in a lawsuit about Trump University should not be made public, arguing the release of the video would create a ‘media frenzy.’
“The need to prevent such “sensationalism” is particularly acute here because of Mr. Trump’s unique circumstances in running for President of the United States,” Trump’s legal team argued earlier this week.
“Undoubtedly, these vi