Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., is backing a bill to make the AR-15 rifle — a gun that has been used in some of the deadliest mass shootings in the country — the "National Gun of the United States." The proposed legislation states the "AR-15 style rifle chambered in a .223 Remington round or a 5.56x45mm NATO round [would be] the National Gun of the United States." "That AR-15 that they want to make a national gun murdered my son," she said. "We need gun safety. "We have national everything, but why not have a national gun?"
Others took issue with the fundamental conflict of official involvement in a prayer breakfast, a longstanding issue for secular groups. The National Prayer Breakfast is traditionally staged in Washington the first Thursday of each February. The "Take Care, Tim" blog surfaced video of Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., at the Ukrainian National Prayer Breakfast praising such events for steeling then-Pres. Not many years later, the young Wilson – raised in a conservative evangelical church – encountered coverage of the National Prayer Breakfast on television. The FFRF's organizing of the letter is the first time the Bayard Rustin Liberation Initiative has taken a public stand on the National Prayer Breakfast.2 months ago Salon.com
As CNN reported, "Trump's post came after the release of internal Twitter emails showing deliberation in 2020 over a New York Post story about material found on Hunter Biden's laptop." "Last week the leader of the Republican Party had dinner with a Nazi leader and a man who called Adolf Hitler 'great.' "Yesterday Trump called for throwing out the Constitution and making himself dictator," Pascrell added. "It's that Trump remains the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party in 2024. The leader of the Republican Party has just called for the overthrow of our fundamental law and the installation of a dictator."3 months ago Salon.com
If you have not been following the last few weeks of the Kanye West saga, here are the most recent details. On Thursday, he appeared on right-wing conspiracist Alex Jones' online show, in what Jones apparently intended as an interview meant to launder West's reputation. "I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis. Why does Kanye West even matter? As the folkism holds to satirize Kanye West at this point is something like putting a hat on top of a hat.3 months ago Salon.com
The trove of documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence contained sensitive intelligence about Iran and China, according to The Washington Post. Sensitive intelligence regarding China was also found among Trump's stolen documents, and experts say the unauthorized disclosure of such documents could harm U.S. intelligence efforts, or may even spark retaliation from other countries. The recently recovered secret documents regarding Iran and China are some of the most sensitive pieces of information the FBI has found thus far, sources told the Post. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a D.C.-based government watchdog group, called the report "the worst possible scenario." It really was the worst possible scenario: some of the classified documents recovered by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago included highly sensitive intelligence regarding Iran and China.5 months ago Salon.com
Video footage released Friday night showing armed individuals sitting near a ballot drop box in Mesa, Arizona is heightening alarm over right-wing intimidation efforts as early voting kicks off across the United States. A clip posted to social media by ABC reporter Nicole Grigg shows two masked people dressed in tactical gear observing the ballot drop box. Concerns about right-wing voter intimidation efforts reach well beyond Arizona. In addition to intimidation efforts at polling sites, recently released police bodycam footage shows cops arresting people accused of voter fraud as part of Florida Gov. "Yet since those arrests, new information was uncovered showing that most of the defendants were told by state officials that they could vote," Politico added.5 months ago Salon.com
"What word of advice would you give to leadership in the House in the next two weeks and then after they take power?" Bannon asked Patel on Wednesday's edition of "War Room: Pandemic." I said, I have no problem going around the country campaigning for you because you care about America First values. And you better not forget the things that you campaigned on: accountability, destroying the two-tiered system of justice, and ending the politicization of law enforcement in our military. Patel also said that Republicans "will conduct a full-scale overhaul of the intelligence and law enforcement communities, whether it's with — through a Church-like commission or otherwise.4 months ago Salon.com
On Saturday night, there was a flurry of discourse on Twitter over whether or not literal aliens are in the beginning stages of a possible invasion. The anomaly in Montana is still being monitored, but the situation was diffused enough to allow for the re-opening of airspace. We don't really know what's going on with all these flying objects that keep getting shot down, but feels like this could be right up there," journalist Aaron Rupar weighed in. A CNN segment with Natasha Bertrand, national security reporter, rang the "alien" alarm bell for many when she stated that pilots involved in the Alaska takedown were baffled by what they saw. There have been no updates on the latest "objects" as of Sunday morning, other than to say that they're being investigated and the situation is being monitored.1 month ago Salon.com