Posts Tagged ‘Chris Murphy’

U.S. Senate will consider blocking rule on guns and mentally ill

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
The Republican-led Senate is moving to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.
The Obama administration had sought to strengthen the federal background check system with a rule requiring the Social Security Administration to send in the names of beneficiaries with mental impairments who also need a third-party to manage their benefits.
With a Republican ally in the White House, the GOP is moving aggressively on gun rights measures. The House earlier this month voted for the resolution blocking the rule. The Senate has scheduled a vote

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Donald Trump nominee decried criticism of judges, senators agree

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that comments by his Supreme Court nominee criticizing his own attacks on the judiciary were “misrepresented,” even as Republican and Democratic lawmakers vouched for the veracity of the remarks.
Trump responded after private rebukes from Judge Neil Gorsuch, who said in meetings with lawmakers on Wednesday that the president’s comments about federal judges were “disheartening.”
Gorsuch, who was nominated by Trump last week to the nation’s highest court, made the comments in meetings with senators after Trump accused an appeals court panel considering his immigration and refugee executive order of being “so political.” Over the weekend,

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.14.16 – Mission creep in Yemen?

Friday, October 14th, 2016
The real news is out there – you just have to search for it.
While the increasingly dysfunctional presidential election grips/horrifies the nation, there are things happening in the world that U.S. citizens should be aware of – such as our involvement in Yemen.
On Thursday. a U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes to knock out three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces, retaliating after failed missile attacks this week on a U.S. Navy destroyer.
Now some might ask: What is our military doing there in the first place?
Well, apparently it’s because of our alliance with frenemy Saudi Arabia.
Let’s

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Pride Fund, Val Demings, Patrick Murphy bring gun control pitch to Orlando

Monday, October 10th, 2016
The Pride Fund — a political action group tying gay rights and gun control inspired by the June 12 Pulse nightclub massacre — is planning a major announcement in Orlando Wednesday with Democrats Patrick Murphy, Chris Murphy, and Val Demings.
U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is running for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, taking on incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, has been one of the leading voices in the Capitol seeking gun restrictions, especially since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in that state in 2012.
And former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings is running for the

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