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Liberal Hypocrisy: When Obama Was President Democrats Were Okay With Him Being President, But When Trump Is President Suddenly It’s Wrong To Be President?

Donald Trump

Trump Accuses Voters Of Meddling In Midterms

Voting

Restoring brain plasticity may hold key to reversing age-related cognitive decline

Normal aging is commonly associated with a variety of mild sensory and cognitive declines. Separate to any acute dementia-related disease, this …

Neuroscience

Law professors torch Trump legal memo

A recently published letter from President Donald Trump's attorneys claiming that the president could not have obstructed the federal investigation into ties between his campaign and Russia is deeply flawed, 14 prominent law professors and legal scholars said Monday in a pointed rebuttal sent to …

Donald Trump

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Mueller hands judge full memo detailing Russia probe scope

However, the memo remains classified and not public, leaving its details hidden.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller has provided a federal judge with an unredacted version of the Justice Department memo laying out the scope of his investigation and the potential crimes he's authorized to pursue.<p>However, …

New Video: Cop Called Alton Sterling a ‘Stupid Motherf**ker’ After Killing Him

He was standing, not holding a gun, when two Baton Rogue police officers rushed in. One tried to deescalate, the other threatened to kill him—and …

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

How to Buy a Gun in 15 Countries

Many Americans can buy a gun in less than an hour. In some countries, the process takes months.

Gun control support surges in polls

Support for stricter gun laws has spiked in polls conducted after the fatal South Florida school shooting, hitting its highest level in at least a quarter-century.<p>Roughly 2 in 3 Americans now say gun control laws should be made more strict in the wake of the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman …

How NRA’s true believers converted a marksmanship group into a mighty gun lobby

By Joel Achenbach<p>, Reporter<p>Scott Higham<p>, Reporter<p>Sari Horwitz<p>, Reporter<p>In gun lore it’s known as the Revolt at Cincinnati. On May 21, 1977, and into the morning of May 22, a rump caucus of gun rights radicals took over the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association.<p>The rebels wore …

The NRA Wasn't Always Against Gun Restrictions

Once again, and sadly not for the last time, a mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 stunned the nation and shocked the rest of the civilized world, spurring a national debate about guns and gun laws.<p>And once again, and surely not for the last time, that debate features the pre-eminent organization …

Guns

5 charts that show how powerful the NRA is

For decades, the NRA has successfully blocked federal action — including government-funded gun violence research and a proposed assault weapons ban— that it believes threatens gun owners' second amendment rights.<p>The NRA spends millions influencing Congress and the White House to advance its agenda. …

Guns

How The NRA Killed Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

The scientists signed a letter to Biden last week, urging him to consider making "direct investments in unbiased, scientific research and data infrastructure" related to firearm safety.<p>The CDC isn't allowed to pursue many kinds of gun research due to the lobbying strength of the National Rifle …

Guns

National Rifle Assn: Summary

CONTRIBUTIONS: $360,668<p>Loading Chart<p>Loading Chart<p>Contributions to candidates: $226,250<br>Contributions to Leadership PACs: $30,100<br>Contributions to …

The best available evidence suggests NRA-backed gun policies are making crime worse

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter<p>The best available evidence suggests two major National Rifle Association gun policy prescriptions — what are known as “stand your ground” self-defense laws and permissive concealed carry laws — increase homicides and violent crime.<p>That is according to a massive new …

A new, huge review of gun research has bad news for the NRA - Vox

The findings, while limited, point in one direction: Gun control can save lives.<p>For decades, the federal government, with the support of the National Rifle Association, has made it very difficult to answer a question at the heart of American public health and safety: Does gun control work?<p>The …

Watch Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Demonstrate How Adult Humans Should Deal With Donald Trump’s Ideas

<i>The Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends,</i> …

Shifting Legal Paradigms in the Regulation of Medical Marijuana

JURIST Guest Columnists James G. Hodge, Jr., Jennifer Piatt, Sarah Wetter, and Alexandra Hess of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona …

This Trump accuser’s story is well-supported and convincing. His response is not.

Trump’s latest statement on sexual misconduct allegations: call it the security camera defense.<p>The president of the United States offered his latest response on Tuesday to one of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.<p>Rachel Crooks told the Washington Post on Monday that Trump …

The Swiss Have Liberal Gun Laws, Too

But they also have fewer gun-related deaths than the U.S.<p>In February 2011, Swiss citizens voted in a referendum that called for a national gun registry and for firearms owned by members of the military to be stored in public arsenals.<p>“It is a question of trust between the state and the citizen. The …

Guns

Senate Republicans are trying to blame Medicaid for the opioid epidemic

Senate Republicans are holding a hearing on the issue. But the evidence suggests it’s not a real problem.<p>Senate Republicans have found a new enemy in America’s opioid epidemic: Medicaid.<p>On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), …

Health Care

An End to Gerrymandering in Ohio?

A bipartisan compromise that just passed the state Senate would require minority-party support for political maps, and would limit the number of communities that could be splintered.<p>On Monday night, the Ohio state Senate did something truly unprecedented: With near-unanimous support from both …

Government

‘Like we descended from Hitler’: Coming to terms with a slave-trading past

By Patricia Sullivan<p>, Reporter<p>The family secret lurked in the background as the cousins grew up in Maine, Maryland and Tennessee. Something about the Southern ancestors, back in the Civil War days, that most of the adults wouldn’t talk about, although those who married into the family would …

Tax Cuts Put Oklahoma In A Bind. Now Gov. Fallin Wants To Raise Taxes

Oklahoma taxpayers are fed up.<p>Riding high on the oil boom of the late 2000s, the state followed the Kansas model and slashed taxes. But the promised prosperity never came. In many cases, it was just the opposite.<p>Around 20 percent of Oklahoma's schools now hold classes just four days a week. Last …

New California bill could serve as national model for skirting Trump's tax law

A California Senate leader on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at circumventing a central plank in the new Republican tax law, introducing a model that - if successful - could be replicated all over the country.<p>California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, D, introduced a bill that …

Court green-lights Democrats' suit against Project Veritas

A federal judge rejects the bid by James O'Keefe venture to dismiss a suit over an undercover operation during 2016 campaign.<p>A federal judge has turned down a bid by the conservative undercover video producer Project Veritas to throw out a lawsuit filed by Democratic organizations and activists it …

Two conservative lawmakers call for Sessions to step down

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two leading members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign in an op-ed published Thursday morning, writing that "it's time for Jeff Sessions to go."<p>Mark Meadows, Freedom Caucus chair, and Jim Jordan, a member who sits on the oversight …

States unhappy with rollback of hands-off federal guidelines on pot laws

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several states that allow marijuana use reacted with frustration to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that established a hands-off approach to their marijuana-friendly laws.<p>While a number of states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana use, it is still …

Cannabis

New Painkiller Discovery Could Lead to First Non-Addictive Opioid Drug

This could reshape the opioid crisis.<p>In the United States, more than 90 people die of overdoses from prescription and illegal opioids every day. The …