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 2022-05-29 01:52 

MSNBC

'Please show up for survivors': Victims of gun violence speak out...

The shooting in Uvalde, Texas has left another community victim of gun violence, which has become the leading cause of death for U.S. children and adolescents. MSNBC's Alicia Menendez is joined by two women who have lost loved ones to gun violence. Th...

 2022-05-29 01:44 

MSNBC

Senate debates new gun safety reforms after a decade of inaction...

After ten years of inaction on gun safety, the Senate is considering modest reforms. MSNBC Political Analyst Julian Castro and the Washington Post's Tyler Pager joined American Voices with Alicia Menendez to discuss the chances of federal gun legislat...

 2022-05-29 01:37 

MSNBC

Texas Republican leaders blame Uvalde shooting on everything except guns...

MSNBC's Alicia Menendez is joined by Texans Matt Dowd, founder of CountryOverParty, and Julin Castro, MSNBC political analyst, to discuss the failures of Gov. Greg Abbott to protect and provide for the people of Texas, the fight to dispel myths about ...

 2022-05-29 01:31 

MSNBC

Texas lawmaker demands gun reform: 'The body pile is high enough'...

Texas State Rep. Gene Wu, a Democrat, joined protests outside the National Rifle Association conference in Houston....

 2022-05-29 01:30 

MSNBC

The American Exceptionalism of Gun Massacres...

This week, in the aftermath of the carnage at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Senator Ted Cruz was pressed by reporters on why mass shootings have become such a uniquely American horror. Cruz had no answer. MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin breaks down...

 2022-05-29 01:29 

MSNBC

13-year-old Jacob Garcia...

13-year-old Jacob Garcia shares his feelings with Yasmin Vossoughian following the deadly shooting in Uvalde, TX...

 2022-05-29 01:28 

MSNBC

Frank Figliuzzi on Uvalde shooting: 'I can't understand' why police waited...

The Texas Department of Public Safety says Uvalde students made six calls to 9-1-1 during the shooting, pleading for police as officers remained outside the barricaded classroom doors. Former FBI Assistant Director of Counterterrorism Frank Figliuzzi join...

 2022-05-29 01:24 

MSNBC

13-year-old Jacob Garcia...

13-year-old Jacob Garcia shares his feelings with Yasmin Vossoughian following the deadly shooting in Uvalde, TX...

 2022-05-29 01:23 

MSNBC

Sen. Whitehouse on gun control and the power of the NRA...

Hours after the Texas school massacre, Sen. Chris Murphy got on his hands and knees and begged his colleagues to take action on gun control. MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin spoke to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) about the Senate's dismal record of inacti...

 2022-05-29 01:16 

MSNBC

The group of lawyers working to hold Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and other election deniers accountable...

One of the most important features of a healthy democracy is holding officials who do wrong accountable, and this week, there have been some interesting developments in outside efforts to punish Republicans who worked to overturn the results of the 2020 e...

 2022-05-29 01:00 

Daily Kos

People of color will pay the steepest price if abortion is banned...

By Minerva Canto by Capital & Main For many people of color, Roe v. Wade was always in jeopardy. Fresno resident Amalia Moreno wasn't surprised when she heard that the Supreme Court had prepared a ruling that would overturn the landmark court case gua...

 2022-05-29 00:23 

Crooks and Liars

Tiffany Cross: White Replacement Theory Is 'Gangsta'...

Tiffany Cross explains who really replaces whom in our country. Spoiler alert: it might ruin Tucker Carlson's day. Starting with a clip of Tucker Carlson cackling like a deranged hyena at critics of his white supremacy, Cross told viewers, her tongue ...

 2022-05-29 00:22 

MSNBC

Do Weapons of War Belong in Our Communities....

America is in mourning after the Buffalo grocery store shooting, the Uvalde school shooting, and countless others. Symone Sanders raises the question if every day Americans should have access to weapons of WAR like the AR-15....

 2022-05-29 00:00 

Daily Kos

Qronicles of Anon: It's all about saving the children—until actual children are killed...

The Qronicles is a series that will collect some of the news, videos, and general mis/disinformation roiling around the conspiracy world of QAnon. Yo u can cringe, you can laugh, but these folks are organizing and showing up at the polls! This has been a ...

 2022-05-28 23:00 

Daily Kos

Advocates say access to contraception will be the next battleground...

This article was originally published at Prism . Conservative lawmakers are targeting contraception access in the latest fight over reproductive rights. Legislators in states like Missouri , Louisiana , and Arizona have been vocal about challenging access...

 2022-05-28 22:58 

Crooks and Liars

Jean-Pierre Helps NYT Reporter With His Homework...

Well, someone get the smelling salts, it appears a New York Times reporter is: a. unaware how government works, and b. thoroughly invested in blaming Democrats for the malicious ills conceived and carried out by Republicans. Oh, Michael Shear. Shall we ha...

 2022-05-28 22:23 

MSNBC

Fred Gray and Dan Abrams' new book highlights Dr. King's Criminal Trial...

Civil Rights attorney Fred Gray, and journalist and attorney, Dan Abrams, join Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss about their new book which highlights Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s criminal trial in Alabama during the civil rights movement that made him a na...

 2022-05-28 22:00 

Daily Kos

Connect! Unite! Act! If I were to die of gun violence, please, politicize my death...

Welcome back to Connect! Unite! Act! This week was one filled with tragedy and heartbreak. In my lifetime I have been through this too many times. I cannot think of any stage in my life where I was not confronted with mass shootings. I wish I could say th...

 2022-05-28 21:24 

The Daily Beast

Uvalde School Police Chief Must Resign Now...

Pedro Arredondo started his career as a 911 operator and yet he did nothing as scared children called repeatedly for help....

 2022-05-28 21:00 

Daily Kos

While defending Putin, Russian state TV accidentally admits Trump is a fascist...

Fascist death yam Donald Trump probably doesn't understand why—or even whether—he';s a fascist. Since none of the history textbooks he "read" in college included either his name or a hollowed-out compartment in the shape of a Li...

 2022-05-28 20:50 

Vox

Days after school shooting, Republicans defend gun rights at NRA convention...

Former President Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz were among those dismissing calls for tougher gun laws....

 2022-05-28 20:44 

Mother Jones

The Delayed Police Response to the Tragedy at Uvalde Has Made Pro Law-Enforcement Lawmakers Furious...
 2022-05-28 20:35 

Crooks and Liars

A Heartfelt Thank You To All Who Support C&L...

We understand it's a tough time as summer approaches us, because of post-COVID ramifications. The world is still reeling after much of its economy shut down, but we wanted to thank everyone who was able, at this time to donate to our site in spite of ...

 2022-05-28 20:35 

Crooks and Liars

Republicans And Mass Shooters Are High On Violence...

Josh Marshall wrote this a few hours after the Uvalde shooting, and, regrettably, he's right: The inability of the U.S. to do literally anything about the scourge of mass shootings is itself one of their greatest draws, the magnetic heart of their att...

 2022-05-28 20:00 

Daily Kos

Who thought this was a good idea? Walmart pulls its tasteless 'Juneteenth' celebratory ice cream...

Walmart found itself in hot water after an attempt to co-opt the Juneteenth holiday—a move designed to sell red-velvet-and-cheesecake ice cream. After outrage erupted on social media when a photo of the ice cream went viral, the company has been for...

 2022-05-28 19:49 

The Daily Beast

Texas Cops Labeled 'Great Actors' by Furious Uvalde Families...

Texans across the state have joined the families of the Robb Elementary victims in questioning whether the uniform worn by its law enforcement is simply a costume....

 2022-05-28 19:00 

Daily Kos

Self-checkout systems create headaches for cashiers...

by Sydney Pereira This article was originally published at Prism At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, retail workers keeping grocery store shelves stocked and ringing up items at checkout were deemed "essential." They—along with nurses...

 2022-05-28 18:48 

MSNBC

Harris on mass shootings in the U.S.: This should not be happening in our country...

Before boarding Air Force Two, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke on the rise in mass shooting across the U.S. and called for an assault weapons ban in the wake of the shooting at a Texas elementary in Uvalde where 19 children and two teachers were killed...

 2022-05-28 18:47 

Washington Post

Uvalde picks up pieces as shifting accounts of attack trouble officials...
 2022-05-28 18:40 

Washington Post

Some far-right members are being replaced by traditional conservatives...

So far this spring, the GOP's governing wing has had some success....

 2022-05-28 18:18 

MSNBC

Hundreds of Texas line up to donate blood after Uvalde school shooting...

Vice President Kamala Harris honored the oldest Buffalo grocery store shooting victim by delivering remarks at a funeral service. She spoke about maintaining strength in the community following the attack and said,...

 2022-05-28 18:10 

The Daily Beast

Shooter's Classmate: 'We Saw Him Beating a Little Dog'...

A teen who went to school with Salvador Ramos told The Daily Beast he witnessed the mass shooter's violence with his own eyes well before Tuesday's massacre....

 2022-05-28 18:06 

Crooks and Liars

Memorial Day 2022...

Open thread below... read more...

 2022-05-28 18:05 

MSNBC

'We will not let those motivated by hate separate us': Harris honors oldest Buffalo shooting victim...

Vice president Kamala Harris honored the oldest Buffalo grocery store shooting victim by delivering remarks at a funeral service. She spoke about maintaining strength in the community following the attack and said,...

 2022-05-28 18:00 

Daily Kos

While Texas communities mourn, national support is needed to implement a path for change...

Texas is in the news—and not for good reasons. After the worst school shooting in 10 years, its elected officials are incredibly out of touch —even kicking out dissenting voices who say we need to do something about our gun epidemic. U.S. Sen....

 2022-05-28 17:51 

Washington Post

Inside Mitch McConnell's decades-long effort to block gun control...

The Senate Republican leader has spent his career working to delay, obstruct or prevent most major firearms restrictions from being approved by Congress....

 2022-05-28 17:32 

MSNBC

Black Wall Street Legacy Festival honors 101st Anniversary of Tulsa Massacre...

Commemorations of the 101st Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre begin as survivors seek justice. The festivities are meant to amplify the voices of Black Tulsans. Tiffany Cross speaks with civil rights attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons about what this y...

 2022-05-28 17:32 

MSNBC

NRA holds convention in Texas just days after Uvalde mass shooting...

Just 300 miles from the Uvalde, Texas school where 19 schoolchildren and 2 teachers were murdered this week, the NRA held its annual convention as pro-gun control protesters ask...

 2022-05-28 17:32 

MSNBC

How do we bring Brittney Griner home?...

It's now been 100 days since Russia wrongfully detained Brittney Griner, and efforts to keep her story in the headlines have increased. One of the women leading that charge is NCAA champion coach Dawn Staley....

 2022-05-28 17:19 

MSNBC

Convincing your non-political friends and family to vote...

What do you say to friends and loved ones who claim voting never changes anything? Latosha Brown of Black Voters Matter and political firebrand Roland Martin join Tiffany Cross to discuss how we can hold elected officials accountable without stoking cynic...

 2022-05-28 17:18 

MSNBC

A Look Ahead to Georgia's 2022 Midterm Election...

Herschel Walker, Georgia's Republican candidate for Senate, will be squaring off against Senator Raphael Warnock this fall as the control of congress hangs in the balance. Meanwhile Stacey Abrams will be facing Governor Brian Kemp in November's el...

 2022-05-28 17:18 

MSNBC

President Biden signs police reform executive order...

On the two year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, President Joe Biden signs an executive order to reform police practices across the country....

 2022-05-28 17:02 

Washington Post

Cruz confronted at restaurant over gun control after Uvalde shooting...

Hours earlier, Cruz took to the stage at the NRA's annual meeting in Houston, where he joined former president Donald Trump in rejecting proposals for new restrictions and calling instead for more school security or mental health screenings....

 2022-05-28 17:02 

Mother Jones

A Federal Judge Threw Out Trump's Lawsuit Against NY AG Letitia James...
 2022-05-28 17:00 

Daily Kos

In a shifting political landscape, LGBTQ+ parents bear the costs of discrimination...

by Pamela Appea This article was originally published at Prism When Claudia and Rosie Camargo took their feverish infant son to see a doctor in their small Indiana town in 2014, staff at the urgent care facility asked about more than just the baby's h...

 2022-05-28 16:35 

The Atlantic

The Ugly Truth About the Beautiful Game...

Globalization, commercialization, and competition killed the romance of soccer—creating the best competition in the world in the process....

 2022-05-28 16:33 

The Daily Beast

Uvalde Gunman: 'Everyone in This World Deserves to Get Raped'...

According to multiple press accounts, the 18-year-old assailant had repeatedly threatened other users on the social media app Yubo....

 2022-05-28 16:30 

Daily Kos

The student loan crisis was caused by a pile of problems. It requires more than one solution...

Because of a number of policy failures, our student loan system is deeply broken and as a result, tens of millions of Americans are in need of help. While the nation struggles to agree on solutions for the nearly $2 trillion student debt crisis, most peop...

 2022-05-28 16:21 

Washington Post

Florida Republicans beat the gun lobby. Congress hasn't followed....

In 2018, Florida banned weapons sales to those under 21, imposed a three-day waiting period and created a "red flag" law. Republicans doubt the same can happen at the federal level....

 2022-05-28 16:00 

Daily Kos

Uvalde Update: Heck of a job, Abbott; active shooter training; Houston protests...

The Uvalde massacre is rapidly turning into Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's Katrina. Abbott appeared with law enforcement officers the day after the tragedy to declare, "It could have been worse. The reason it was not worse is because law enforcement...

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