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Floridians Tell Politicians Who Do The NRA’s Bidding Their Time Is Up

Floridians Tell Politicians Who Do The NRA’s Bidding Their Time Is UpFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ― Something powerful is happening in Florida.



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Florida shooting: Republican politicians sending 'thoughts and prayers' tweets condemned for accepting NRA money

Florida shooting: Republican politicians sending 'thoughts and prayers' tweets condemned for accepting NRA moneyRepublican politicians who accepted millions in campaign funds from America’s most powerful pro-gun group have been condemned after posting messages of condolences over the Florida high school shooting. At least 17 people were killed and 14 injured after a gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle on Wednesday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. It is one of the deadliest school shootings in US history.



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If Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, politicians would denounce him

If Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, politicians would denounce himToday is the day when many American politicians pretend to care about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, one of the wisest souls who attempted to save this sorry nation. While King did care about black and/or poor people in the United States and around the world, he was no American exceptionalist. “Don’t let anybody make you think God chose America as His divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world,” King once said.



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Trump ICE Chief Wants To Prosecute Politicians Who Won't Lock Up More Immigrants

Trump ICE Chief Wants To Prosecute Politicians Who Won't Lock Up More ImmigrantsWASHINGTON ― The Trump administration is considering prosecuting state and local officials for not fully cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency’s acting director said Tuesday in an escalation of his threats against so-called “sanctuary cities” and the undocumented immigrants who live in them.



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Ethiopia to release jailed politicians to "foster national reconciliation": PM

Ethiopia to release jailed politicians to "foster national reconciliation": PMBy Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia will release politicians jailed on charges including involvement in terrorism, its prime minister said on Wednesday — an unexpected shift in stance from the government, which has denied accusations it uses security concerns to stifle dissent. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the move was intended to “foster national reconciliation”. It follows recent protests over land rights and repression and ethnic clashes, and comes amid a political crisis that has seen some senior officials resign from the ruling party.



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Sally Yates: Americans Need To Hold Lying Politicians Accountable

Sally Yates: Americans Need To Hold Lying Politicians AccountableFormer acting Attorney General Sally Yates says the United States’ core democratic values are at risk unless Americans start demanding “objective truth” from politicians.



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Politicians Bash Donald Trump Over Use Of 'Pocahontas' Slur At Navajo Event

Politicians Bash Donald Trump Over Use Of 'Pocahontas' Slur At Navajo EventPresident Donald Trump’s use of “Pocahontas” to take a jab at Sen. Elizabeth Warren during an event honoring Native American veterans Monday sparked outrage among politicians.



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Our Recurring Nightmare: Unspeakable Tragedy, Prayers From Politicians, No Change In Gun Laws

Our Recurring Nightmare: Unspeakable Tragedy, Prayers From Politicians, No Change In Gun LawsThe gunman who opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday was responsible for the 307th mass shooting in the U.S. in 2017.



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Hurricane Harvey: Texas politicians warn against donating to Red Cross in wake of disaster

Hurricane Harvey: Texas politicians warn against donating to Red Cross in wake of disasterPoliticians in the hurricane-hit city of Houston are warning against donating to the American Red Cross. Houston City councillor Dave Martin told a district meeting: “I beg you not to send them a penny” and repeatedly branded the Congress-endorsed charity “the red loss”. Speaking two weeks after the devastating hurricane which left at least 70 people dead, Mr Martin claimed that local government had done most of the difficult work in the aftermath of the disaster as well as providing the majority of resources.



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Politicians, Celebrities Condemn Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks

Politicians, Celebrities Condemn Trump’s Charlottesville RemarksPoliticians and celebrities alike came out on social media to condemn Trump's remarks that “both sides” are to blame for the deadly violence at the Charlottesville, Virginia white nationalist rally.



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