Author: Benjamin Brown

NRA balks at bipartisan plans to ban ‘bump stock’ devices

FOX NEWS A bump stock is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah.  (The Associated Press) Following the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas, the National Rifle Association said it would be open to a federal “review” of so-called “bump stock” devices that convert semi-automatic rifles to automatic, to see if such devices complied with the law. But bipartisan legislation in Congress to ban such devices does not have the NRA’s support. This week the gun lobbying organization said it opposed a proposal to ban bump stocks and similar...

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Democrat Warren confronted over her ‘One Percent’ status

FOX NEWS U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., participates in a Senate committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Oct. 6, 2015.  (Associated Press) A Boston radio host called out U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week for criticizing America’s “One Percent,” noting that her net worth ranks her among the class she consistently attacks.   “How can you rail against the One Percent, when in a sense you are and live like the One Percent?,” Jeff Kuhner asked Warren on Monday in the hallway of the WRKO’s studio, referring to the class of America’s wealthiest people. The Massachusetts Democrat responded with a...

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Senate rejects ‘skinny repeal’ of ObamaCare as 3 Republicans vote no

FOX NEWS Senate Republicans failed to pass Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed “skinny repeal” amendment in a vote Friday morning, signaling what could be the end to any hopes of repealing and replacing ObamaCare. As the clock neared 2 a.m. ET, the amendment proposal failed, 51-49, with Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joining Democrats in voting no. “It is time to move on,” McConnell said after the vote. Added Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.: “We are not celebrating. We are relieved.” Shortly after, President Trump took to Twitter...

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Christie doubleheader: Defends Trump in interview, catches foul ball

FOX NEWS New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, no stranger to political snafus, may have made his ultimate mistake on Election Night last November, resulting in his removal from then President-elect Trump’s transition team, according to a new book. In “Devil’s Bargain,” author Joshua Green recounts adviser Steve Bannon’s relationship with Trump, but also details Christie’s falling out with the president. The Daily Mail, citing the book, reported that Trump became irate after Christie offered to use his own mobile phone to set up a congratulatory call to Trump from then-President Barack Obama. The idea apparently annoyed Trump, who responded: “You...

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