NRA

The NRA Is Awfully Quiet About Maria Butina

It typically takes a mass shooting to keep the National Rifle Association this quiet.<p>As of this writing, the NRA has issued no public comment about …

U.S. Politics

How Mark Sanford met Maria Butina

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rep. Mark Sanford, the South Carolina Republican and frequent critic of President Donald Trump, had his own run-in with accused Russian spy Maria Butina at his family farm last year.<p>Butina and her boyfriend, Paul Erickson, were two of roughly 300 guests attending a post-Thanksgiving …

U.S. Politics

The Latest: Merkel responds to Trump jab on Montenegro

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the meeting earlier this week between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>2 p.m.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel says NATO's collective-defense clause applies to all members, not just big countries, adding that she's glad to …

Donald Trump

The entire Republican Party is becoming a Russian asset

In the past few days, President Trump has given at least some Republicans reason to express displeasure over his relationship with Russia. First he performed a pathetic ritual of subservience before Vladimir Putin, standing beside the Russian leader — after a private meeting between the two, which …

Opinion

Ex-Sheriff David Clarke Caught Hanging Out with Russian Spy During Overseas Trip

Former Milwaukee County <b>Sheriff David Clarke</b> enjoyed a six-day trip to Kremlin on the dime of an organization founded by an alleged Russian spy, FOX 6 …

Scott Walker

Does the Second Amendment apply to black people?

With all the attention focused on the police shooting of Harith Augustus in South Shore, the silence coming from the gun rights groups is deafening.<br>I …

Black Lives Matter

Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

<b>Fairfax, VA –</b> -(Ammoland.com)- A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower …

U.S. Federal Courts

Russia Campaign ‘Just One Tree in a Growing Forest,’ Rosenstein Says

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will crack down on agents who are working to advance foreign agendas in the United States, Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, said on Thursday as he warned of a growing Russian threat to the United States.<p>Influence operations undertaken by foreign …

Politics

The Father of Two Parkland Survivors Was Fatally Shot at His Convenience Store

“They have to be without their dad for the rest of their life.”<p>Gun violence continues to shake the Parkland, Florida, community.<p>Months after Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students survived a massacre at their high school, the father of two survivors was shot and killed at his own convenience …

Florida

Trump just made it easier for groups like the NRA to hide dark money donors. The timing couldn't be worse.

As Americans, we deserve to know who is trying to influence our government officials, and to ensure that those donors are not foreign nationals. But a recent change by the Treasury Department will make both of those goals more difficult.<p>This week, the Treasury Department announced that it will no …

Nonprofits

Rohrabacher on the Defensive After Trump's Russia Comments

One of Capitol Hill’s most outspoken backers of Moscow is facing a tough re-election fight, with President Donald Trump’s controversial comments on Russia now taking on a central role in the race.<p>Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican representing a coastal southern California district, has focused …

U.S. Politics

Let's revisit this...Losing America from within and the deep coverup.

If people do not think we are in deep trouble, then listen again, just to refresh your memory and outrage. Media keeps saying, Putin has something on …

Julian Assange

Has It Really Come to This?

As a United States citizen who fled the country when George Bush (a great statesman compared to the orange buffoon now in the White House) was …

Donald Trump

Russia 'open' to Vladimir Putin visiting Donald Trump at White House

The trip would be a diplomatic coup for the Russian leader who has been isolated over Ukraine, Syria and the Salisbury attack.<p>Moscow is open to a …

Donald Trump

Senate Intel Had Asked For Financial Documents On The Russian Gun Rights Activist

The top congressional committee investigating Russian election interference had been probing the finances of a 29-year-old Russian gun rights …

Donald Trump

Tim Ryan Announces Support for Legalizing Marijuana Nationwide

Ohio Democrat writes, ‘I find the social and economic injustices of our marijuana policy too big to ignore’<p>Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan announced …

Politics

GOP governor: I would reject an NRA endorsement

Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he would reject an endorsement from the National Rifle Association (NRA) if it gave him one.<p>Hogan spoke to …

Guns

Bad Debts, Fraud Claims Trail Boyfriend of Alleged Russian Agent

They both had secrets.<p>Maria Butina worked clandestinely as an agent of the Russian government with connections to Russian intelligence, U.S. prosecutors say.<p>Paul Erickson was a smooth-talking U.S. political activist who claimed connections to Republican bigwigs, but exaggerated his political ties …

U.S. Politics

NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law.<p>The lawsuit filed Friday in King County Superior Court says that the safe storage requirement violates Washington state law, which prevents cities from …

News (U.S.)

NRATV correspondent pushes white nationalist talking point praising cultural homogeneity on air

Chuck Holton, a correspondent for the National Rifle Association’s NRATV, credited Switzerland’s low crime rate on the “homogeneity” of its culture, …

Liberal View

Putin says that Trump gave up Crimea and other parts of Ukraine during their private talk

Michael Cohen Secretly Recorded Trump Discussing Payments To Playboy Model, Rudy Says That’s A Good Thing<p>Published<p>1 min ago<p>on<p>July 20, 2018<p>Rudy …

Michael Cohen

Russian Twitter bots reportedly rallied around Moscow’s push to #FreeMarinaButina

Swarms of Kremlin-oriented Twitter accounts are reportedly astroturfing a social media campaign started by Russia’s Foreign Ministry in support of …

Social Media

How Consumerism Devoured The Workin’ Man Blues

How did the genre transform from working class catharsis to an corporate marketing campaign for a certain version of the American dream?<p>There’s a very obvious reason why people have, since its origins, described country music as “blues played by white people,” even though white people weren’t …

Music

Gun Test: Sauer 100 Classic XT Rifle

10:06 PM 07/20/2018<p>J.P. Sauer and Sohn is a German-based company best known for producing guns with finely figured walnut and polished steel. …

NRA

House Republicans Kill Effort To Force Disclosure Of Trump-Putin ‘Agreements’

Trump and Putin reportedly made a military deal behind closed doors. Republicans don't want to know what it was.The post House Republicans Kill …

Republicans

Our Say: Hogan should break with the NRA at Saturday's gun violence rally

This newspaper has long been a moderate voice on gun control. We recognize the validity of the Second Amendment, while simultaneously acknowledging …

Guns

How to Destroy Democracy, the Trump-Putin Way

Is it fascism yet? When the actual Godwin says he’s suspending Godwin’s law, you’d better believe we are in trouble. I’ve always resisted applying …

Liberal View

Georgia GOP race for governor was Trump-like even before he stepped in

The bruising Republican runoff between Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp that comes to an end Tuesday has brought all the …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Daily Bulletin: The ‘Parkland Effect’ on Anxiety and Advocacy

<i>Hello, readers. In two new Trace originals today, we examine a couple of post-Parkland trends. First, Daniel Nass compares public comments submitted</i> …

Guns

Accused Russian spy spoke at USF St. Petersburg world affairs conference

While federal prosecutors believe Maria Butina was organizing a shadow campaign to influence American politics ahead of the the 2016 election on …

Florida