Trump Was Having A Great Time at the World Series—Until The Moment He Realized People Were Booing Him
President Donald Trump got a poor reception from baseball fans in attendance at the World Series on Sunday night.
At game five of the Major League Baseball World Series featuring the Washington Nationals against the Houston Astros, the camera panned to President Donald Trump, sitting with First Lady Melania Trump and Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL), plastering the President's face on the Jumbotron.
AOC Skewers GOP Congressman Who Says He Won't Be Able to Loan His Friends Guns with Universal Background Checks
As mass shootings continue to plague the United States, most recently in Odessa, Texas, Americans are calling for action to be taken to stem the epidemic. Among the calls to action are universal background checks, which would close federal loopholes and require background checks for private sales. While many states have laws requiring background checks for private transactions, they aren't required under federal law.
Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) wants to keep it that way. His state, which has had at least two mass shootings in 30 days, loosened gun laws the day after the Odessa shooting.
County Sheriffs in Washington State Are Refusing to Enforce a New Gun Control Law, and the State's AG Just Responded With Consequences
After a series of mass shootings in the last two years leading up to the November 2018 elections and little response beyond thoughts and prayers from a Republican controlled White House and Congress, voters in Washington state decided to pass their own tougher restrictions. Gun control initiative 1639 passed with almost 60 percent approval.
But 13 sheriffs in the state publicly declared they do not care about laws or the public's mandates. After they stated they would ignore the laws of Washington state in favor of their own opinions, Attorney General Bob Ferguson addressed the issue with an open letter outlining the consequences of law enforcement officials disobeying and disregarding laws they do not like.
Religious Leaders Challenging Donald Trump's Liquor License at His DC Hotel Based on His Lack of 'Good Character' Just Added More Examples
In June, seven civic leaders in Washington DC petitioned their Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C (ANC 4C) to revoke Donald Trump’s liquor license for the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, based on the fact that DC law requires liquor licenses to be granted only to those of "good character."
In July, the commission unanimously approved their petition and forwarded it to the District of Columbia Alcohol Beverage Control Board for review and judgment.
UPDATE 2:16 p.m. EST: According to the Ground Campaign Organizer at Indigenous Environmental Network, Dallas Goldtooth, "the Redhawks announcement is actually an elaborate guerilla counter brand campaign designed and executed by Native activists." An official press release by advocates reads:
"After decades of team owner Dan Snyder refusing to change the name of the Washington football team, Native advocates took to the internet to do it for him. Today, social media exploded with an updated logo and mascot for DC’s football team: The WASHINGTON REDHAWKS. The activists behind the online action, Rising Hearts, are hosting an in-person press conference in DC this Thursday December 14th at 2PM at the George Preston Marshall Monument in front of RFK Stadium. Supporters can join also join a rally at FedEx Field this Sunday."
President Donald Trump is expected to announce his plans to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and two states have already threatened legal action should the president place more than 800,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children at risk of deportation.
According to a recent survey by the Center for American Progress and the University of California, San Diego, the average Dreamer recipient came to the U.S. at the age of six. All have no criminal record, and 91 percent are employed. Trump had slammed the program as "illegal amnesty," but his opposition had appeared to ease in recent months.
On the heels of the abrupt resignation of Mike Flynn as National Security Advisor, two Democratic lawmakers have issued calls for a classified briefing for Congress, saying there are still many questions left unanswered, and there is increasing pressure from investigative journalists for answers.
Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan) and Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), the ranking members of the Judiciary and Oversight committees cited a Washington Post report that Sally Yates, the acting Attorney General, informed the Trump administration last month that she believed Flynn had misled senior White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Yates apparently also warned officials that Flynn had been compromised by Russian interests, making him vulnerable to blackmail.