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Sen. Chris Murphy Wants ‘No Screening’ for Immigrants, More Gun Control

AWR Hawkins, During a January 30 appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) criticized President Trump’s immigration suspension and said he would rather see a move toward “no screening” and the passage of more gun control. Murphy claimed that the U.S. has ISIS “on its heels,” and the suspension of immigration from Iran, Iraq,

Trump trolled for misspellling ‘unprecedented’ in tweet #WordOfTheDay

The grammar police on Saturday trolled President-elect Donald Trump for misspelling the word “unprecedented” as “unpresidented,” in a tweet about China taking a Navy drone in international waters. Trump swiftly deleted the tweet and replaced it with one using the correct spelling. But the Twitter account for the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the standard-bearer for English-language words,

The real truth about Facebook’s ‘fake news’ filters

John R. Lott, To protect Americans against “fake” news, Facebook will now use filters so that only “reputable” articles can appear at the top of users’ trending news stories.  And Facebook is going to media fact checkers for help (initially ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes). But guess what? These fact checkers

Senate rejects first two of four gun-control measures

The U.S. Senate blocked Republican and Democratic proposals on background checks on gun purchases, the first two of four measures to curb guns that senators are expected to reject on Monday after last week’s mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub. All four of the measures to expand background checks on gun buyers and curb gun

WaPo: Democrats Serving Up Some Whoppers About Guns

Matt Vespa, The Democratic filibuster in the U.S. Senate this week ended with an agreement with Republicans to vote on two pro-gun control amendments relating to expanded background checks and keeping those on terror watch lists from buying guns. On June 15, Sen. Chris Murphy delayed a spending bill that would fund the Department of

What? Idiot Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

 Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress’ struggle to pay for highway and transit programs. The plan offered by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would raise the 18.4-cents-a-gallon