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Daily Archives: June 15, 2016

GOP Lawmaker Breaks with Party, Calls for Votes on Gun Control

Several GOP lawmakers broke with the party on Tuesday and are now calling for stricter gun laws. The Hill reports: In a House floor speech two days after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Dold began by using a … Read More

George Takei to LGBT Community: Fight for Strict Gun Laws

George Takei called on the LGBT community to fight for stricter gun laws on Tuesday. “Now this latest and most deadly attack has targeted a group that has spent the last few decades learning how to organize, fight for and … Read More

In Scathing Remarks, Obama Hits Trump Head-On over Radical Islam

President Barack Obama blasted Donald Trump on Tuesday for his racist remarks about the Islamic faith. WATCH: @POTUS rejects focus on phrase "radical Islamists": "What exactly would using this label accomplish?" https://t.co/Mqf9akgP1j — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 14, 2016 … Read More

House GOP Leaders Block LGBT Vote After Orlando Shooting

House GOP leaders refused to allow a LGBT vote this week that would forbid federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Hill reports: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), who is gay, filed an … Read More

Ryan: Muslim Ban Not ‘in Our Country’s Interest’

Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday that it would not be in the best interest of the country to ban all Muslims from coming to the United States. “I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country’s interest,” … Read More

Sanders: Don’t Blame Islam for Orlando Shooting

Bernie Sanders said on Tuesday that America shouldn’t blame Islam for the horrific Orlando shooting, but rather, the individual. “Was he motivated by the ideology of some fanatic Islamic organization which believes it is somehow heroic to mow down innocent … Read More

Sanders: Replace DNC Leadership

Bernie Sanders said on Tuesday afternoon that it is time to replace leadership of the Democratic National Committee. “I do believe that we have to replace the current Democratic National Committee leadership,” he said outside his campaign headquarters in Washington. … Read More

Sanders Still in the Race After Meeting with Clinton

Bernie Sanders met with Hillary Clinton for two hours at a Washington, D.C., hotel on Tuesday night. [email protected] arriving for meeting with @HillaryClinton. She was declared winner of DC primary earlier today. pic.twitter.com/iWcbaz8BZO — Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) June 15, 2016 … Read More

Top Doctors Group Declares Gun Deaths a ‘Public Health Crisis’

Following the latest mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub, the American Medical Association voted on Tuesday to classify gun violence as a “public health crisis.” The Hill reports: The near-unanimous vote, though mostly symbolic, is a significant step that will … Read More

Bill Clinton: More People Would Have Died If Clubgoers Were Armed

Former President Bill Clinton said on Tuesday that more people would have died in Orlando if clubgoers had been armed. “Did you see how dark it was?” Clinton said. “It’s likely that more people would have been killed.” The Hill … Read More