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Republican Party popularity Republican Party popularity "is in free fall", new poll finds
- October 06, 2017

It is a nine-page memo that orders members of Congress to develop a tax code with the "simplicity of a "postcard" tax filing for a majority of Americans". Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had upset some of the NY and New Jersey Republicans with his comments on the tax deduction in a Sunday interview. (more...)
Republicans move to ban bump stocks after Vegas massacre Republicans move to ban bump stocks after Vegas massacre
- October 06, 2017

They can fit over the rear shoulder-stock assembly on a semi-automatic rifle and with applied pressure cause the weapon to fire continuously, increasing the rate from between 45 and 60 rounds per minute to between 400 and 800 rounds per minute, according to the office of Sen. (more...)
Authorities 'Learning A Lot More' About Las Vegas Shooting Suspect Authorities 'Learning A Lot More' About Las Vegas Shooting Suspect
- October 06, 2017

The Philippines' National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said the FBI , its U.S. counterpart, had sought help in finding Danley, 62. "We're not going to talk about that today", he said shortly on Wednesday after visiting some of the victims in a Las Vegas hospital. (more...)
Paul Ryan: Bump Stocks Are 'Clearly' Something 'We Need To Look Into' Paul Ryan: Bump Stocks Are 'Clearly' Something 'We Need To Look Into'
- October 06, 2017

The comments came following news Paddock had bought 33 guns between October 2016 and September 28, when he checked into the hotel. Senior Republicans are open to considering legislation banning "bump stocks" like the gunman in Las Vegas apparently used to effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons. (more...)
Taxpayers spent more than $800000 on Treasury Sec. Mnuchin's military flights Taxpayers spent more than $800000 on Treasury Sec. Mnuchin's military flights
- October 06, 2017

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned less than a week ago after costing taxpayers over $1 million in private and military flights. Trump administration officials said last week that they have tightened up on their approval process and the use of government airplanes by Cabinet officials. (more...)
Five toddlers burned alive in arson attack on nursery Five toddlers burned alive in arson attack on nursery
- October 06, 2017

The suspect also set himself on fire and was taken to hospital with burns covering nearly all his body after the attack at Innocent Children's People Municipal Education Centre in Janaúba, in Minas Gerias, south east Brazil. Video footage showed chaotic scenes outside, as parents cried and panicked as the news broke. Several others were injured as flames swept through the "Innocent People" nursery in the small city of Janauba, about 375 miles (600 km) east of the capital, Brasilia. (more...)
Saudi Aramco bids to recover losses through Indian subsidiary
- October 06, 2017

Saudi Arabia is competing with Iraq to be India's top oil supplier, with Iraq displacing it for a fifth month in a row in August, data compiled by Reuters showed. Investments in India will also help the Opec leader to get a closer view of the Indian market that has now started importing crude from the United States as well. (more...)
Mom accused of murdering 4-year-old by setting him on fire Mom accused of murdering 4-year-old by setting him on fire
- October 06, 2017

A dead pet guinea pig that had been drowned in its cage was also found next to the tub, the station reported. The mother was not at home when first responders arrived. Police found the mother walking later that day. "It's impossible to describe it". Antonio's grandfather, Ralph Di Stasio, told the news station that his daughter suffers from bipolar disorder. (more...)
Mueller Investigators Reportedly Met with Author of the Trump Dossier Mueller Investigators Reportedly Met with Author of the Trump Dossier
- October 06, 2017

The Russian government has also denied that it meddled in the election. CNN first reported Thursday that the interview with Mueller's team and Steele took place. It was initially intended as opposition research during the campaign. "We have not come to any determination on collusion", Burr said. Steele has not met with congressional investigators in their Russian Federation probes, with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina expressing frustration ... (more...)
NRA Backs Additional Regulations on Rapid-Fire Gun 'Bump Stocks' NRA Backs Additional Regulations on Rapid-Fire Gun 'Bump Stocks'
- October 06, 2017

Bump stocks were originally meant to help people with limited hand mobility use a semi-automatic weapon without needing to pull the trigger for every round fired. "Bad people are going to do bad things". However, it has been reported that these legislators are thinking about the ban of bump stock kit. And as Rafi Schwartz of Splinter News noted , many of these NRA-funded politicians took to social media Monday to offer their "thoughts and prayers" for the victims of the Vegas ... (more...)
Trump, in military photo op, talks of 'calm before the storm' Trump, in military photo op, talks of 'calm before the storm'
- October 06, 2017

Trump gave no hint what he could be referencing. Trump's remarks occurred during a photo opportunity with senior military officials and their spouses on Thursday night. The president on Thursday also had tough words for Iran, saying the country had not lived up to the spirit of an agreement forged with world powers to curb its nuclear programme. (more...)
Where Stephen Paddock Was Planning on Striking Before Las Vegas Massacre
- October 06, 2017

In addition, TMZ reported that Paddock also booked rooms overlooking Chicago's massive Lollapalooza festival in August, but police didn't confirm that on Wednesday. Stephen Paddock , the shooter in what is America's worst mass shooting in recent history , transferred $100,000 to his 62-year-old girlfriend Marilou Danley, in the Phillipines, a week before the shooting, Telegraph reports. (more...)
Cardinal Pell to face next hearing in sex abuse case in March
- October 06, 2017

Friday's short hearing, known as a committal mention, was called to deal with procedural issues ahead of a full committal hearing. Cardinal Pell's lawyer, Robert Richter, QC, told the Melbourne Magistrates Court that it was "impossible" that alleged historical sexual offending could have occurred at St Patrick's Cathedral, the seat of Melbourne's Archbishop. (more...)
NRA: Bump stocks should be subject to review NRA: Bump stocks should be subject to review
- October 06, 2017

They were approved by the ATF in 2010 as a new way to assist people with disabilities to "bump fire" from an AR-15-type rifle, and were classified as a firearm part. Newsweek reported this week that gun dealers are selling out of bump stocks . During a press briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the White House would be open to such a conversation. (more...)
Xenophon quits Senate for state politics Xenophon quits Senate for state politics
- October 06, 2017

It is understood that he will run for the seat of Hartley in the South Australian election. "I will remain in the Senate fighting for the State, until the High Court determines the outcome of the so-called citizenship case affecting me and six others, to be heard next week", he said. (more...)
John Kelly's phone was reportedly compromised for months John Kelly's phone was reportedly compromised for months
- October 06, 2017

Gen. John Kelly's cell phone has been compromised, government officials warn. Kelly, now President Trump's chief of staff, turned his phone over to White House tech support staff during the summer because it wasn't working correctly. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, joined the Trump administration in January as secretary of Homeland Security. The details surrounding when, where, or how the phone was compromised, and what information might have been accessed, are all unclear, ... (more...)
Footage Shows Vegas Gunman's Room in 2016
- October 06, 2017

Lombardo said that Paddock fired the first shots at 10:05 p.m. PT, and the last shots at 10:15 p.m. Paddock had four video cameras at his hotel room, Lombardo said. When Paddock checked into the Mandalay Bay on September 28, he requested an upper-floor room with a view of the Route 91 Harvest music festival , according to a person who has seen hotel records turned over to investigators and spoke on condition of anonymity. (more...)
Trump Says Gunman Is A Trump Says Gunman Is A "Very, Very Sick Individual".
- October 06, 2017

Stephen Paddock , a 64-year-old retiree with no criminal record, was identified as the gunman in Sunday night's mass shooting, spraying bullets from the window of his 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. Visiting Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Trump said jokingly that the recovery from Hurricane Maria on the island was blowing the United States budget "a little out of whack". (more...)
Ivana Trump: President asks my advice on tweeting Ivana Trump: President asks my advice on tweeting
- October 06, 2017

Ivana told CBS that Donald asked her whether he should get on Twitter to communicate with the public, and she encouraged him to do it, saying, "If you want to get your words across rightly, without telling The New York Times , which is going to twist every single word of yours, this is how you get your message out". (more...)
United States immigration: Thousands of dreamers could lose protection as deadline DACA looms United States immigration: Thousands of dreamers could lose protection as deadline DACA looms
- October 06, 2017

This is the last day that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will accept renewal requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival and work authorization. It affects anyone whose DACA permit is set to expire before March 5. Elise Escobar says they are protesting for all undocumented immigrants who want to stay in the United States. (more...)
ICRC Warns of 'Harrowing' Spike in Civilian Deaths as Syria War Intensifies ICRC Warns of 'Harrowing' Spike in Civilian Deaths as Syria War Intensifies
- October 06, 2017

Airstrikes killed dozens this week in Raqqa, where 8,000 people remain trapped, and at least 149 people, mostly women and children, in residential areas of rebel-dominated Idlib province in Syria's northwest in the last 12 days of September, he said. (more...)
Arizona Diamondbacks under investigation for Wild Card game misconduct Arizona Diamondbacks under investigation for Wild Card game misconduct
- October 06, 2017

Although this e-mail and any attachments are believed to be free of any virus or other defect that might affect any computer system into which it is received and opened, it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that it is virus free and no responsibility is accepted by the Arizona Diamondbacks and its affiliates for any loss or damage arising in any way from its use. (more...)
Both Sides - And The NRA - Considering Bump Stock Ban Both Sides - And The NRA - Considering Bump Stock Ban
- October 06, 2017

Georgia Sen. David Perdue, a conservative, said he'd consider the bill after learning that bump stocks are legal. You supported a bump stock ban, then why not a ban on high-capacity magazines? "Bump stocks" originally were meant to help people with limited hand mobility fire a semi-automatic without the individual trigger pulls required. (more...)
Las Vegas Shooting Victim Stands When President Visits Him in Hospital Las Vegas Shooting Victim Stands When President Visits Him in Hospital
- October 06, 2017

Armed with 16 guns, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock stood in his Mandalay Bay hotel room and shot at the 22,000 people attending an open-air music festival. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo described the attack as the work of a "lone wolf". Yes, we all have the right to bear arms, but the caliber of our weaponry is exponentially greater than it was when the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution in 1791. (more...)
Sereno impeachment case to proceed Sereno impeachment case to proceed
- October 06, 2017

The House justice committee on September 20 dismissed the complaint because of its defective verification, a basis used in previous decisions by the committee. The panel also decided not to act on the letter of Sereno's lawyers that they be allowed to eventually cross-examine witnesses, because it was not part of their pleadings. (more...)
Vegas Killer Stephen Paddock's Girlfriend Marilou Danley Says She Was Duped Vegas Killer Stephen Paddock's Girlfriend Marilou Danley Says She Was Duped
- October 06, 2017

Daesh has claimed the Las Vegas concert shooting which left at least 59 people dead and over 500 injured; however, USA officials have said there is no known link to worldwide terrorism . Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo confirmed the report in a press conference on Wednesday. Her lawyer Matthew Lombard spoke in Los Angeles where she had arrived after flying from the far east where she had been visiting family. (more...)
Iran's leader warns implications of controversial vote in Iraq Iran's leader warns implications of controversial vote in Iraq
- October 06, 2017

Kurdish Western allies fear the larest developments could destabilize Iraq and impede efforts to eradicate Islamic State from Iraq and Syria . Erdogan, however, brushed off those concerns, saying the final decision would be made by Turkey, Iran and Iraq. (more...)
Explainer: Bump-fire stocks and how they work Explainer: Bump-fire stocks and how they work
- October 06, 2017

Bump Fire Solutions, also based in Moran, has chose to stop selling the products as well due to an increase in demand. Although the National Rifle Association expressed support for a potential ban on bump stocks, other gun groups expressed outrage at Republicans engaging in this debate. (more...)
One mass shooting every day: Seven facts about gun violence in America One mass shooting every day: Seven facts about gun violence in America
- October 06, 2017

She told reporters: 'Look, this is an unspeakable tragedy, today is a today for consoling the survivors and mourning those we lost. He never gave any indication or reason to believe he was unstable or unfit at any time. He added: "I had no idea he would be capable of this". Unlike former president Barack Hussein Obama, who responded to mass shootings by calling for stricter gun control measures, President Trump made no mention of firearms restrictions. (more...)
Las Vegas shooter's 'companion' was an Australian granny Las Vegas shooter's 'companion' was an Australian granny
- October 06, 2017

The 32nd-floor hotel room was transformed into a sniper's nest by the 64-year-old as he indiscriminately fired towards the crowd of 22,000 people enjoying the Route 91 Harvest country festival on the Las Vegas Strip. Authorities put out a call for blood donations and set up a hotline to report missing people and speed the identification of the dead and wounded. The Empire State Building lit, only, with a rotating halo for gun violence awareness. (more...)

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