Archive for August 18th, 2020

California Mag Ban Killed By Federal Appeals Court, What It Means for New Jersey?

California Mag Ban Killed By Federal Appeals Court, What It Means for New Jersey?

on August 18, 2020, 7:29 AM / in National News, State News

Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs Attorney Dan Schmutter reports the following to NJ gun owners: [Last week] the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released a major decision in the case Duncan v. Becerra holding that California’s ban on magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. […]

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Kamala Harris Choice Creates Most Anti-Gun Presidential Ticket in History

Kamala Harris Choice Creates Most Anti-Gun Presidential Ticket in History

on August 18, 2020, 7:27 AM / in National News, Opinion

Between presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s calls for firearm confiscation and the draft Democratic Party Platform, the 2020 Democratic ticket was already shaping up to be the most anti-Second Amendment in history. With Biden’s, or his team of able-minded handlers’, choice of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for the vice-presidential slot, the Biden campaign, and the Democratic Party have cemented this ignominious distinction. […]

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The President and the Post Office

The President and the Post Office

on August 18, 2020, 7:02 AM / in Opinion

By Erick-Woods Erickson Sam Feist is one of the sharpest minds in American politics. He’s the Washington Bureau Chief for CNN and a friend who, when I was half the man I am now, would occasionally get confused for me. Poor guy. When I was at CNN, he was the CNN Political Director. He knows his stuff. In 2012, while […]

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DNC chairman calls for end to presidential caucuses

on August 18, 2020, 6:52 AM / in National News

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez called on Monday for an end to presidential caucuses, saying the 2020 caucuses should be the last the Democratic Party holds. Caucuses came under fire earlier this year after results of Iowa’s contest were delayed. Perez told The Associated Press that during the first day of the Democratic National Convention, he intends to “use the bully pulpit as a […]

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Fact Check: Obama-Biden Removed At Least 14,000 Mailboxes

Fact Check: Obama-Biden Removed At Least 14,000 Mailboxes

on August 18, 2020, 6:50 AM / in National News

  By JOEL B. POLLAK |  Breitbart  CLAIM: President Donald Trump is trying to rig the 2020 election by removing mailboxes so people can’t vote by mail. VERDICT: FALSE. The removal — and replacement — of mailboxes is a constant part of U.S. Postal Service operations. Democrats are trying to claim that President Trump is crippling the U.S. Postal Service […]

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BLACK AMERICA’S TERRIBLE LOSS — HERMAN CAIN

on August 18, 2020, 6:47 AM / in Opinion

People learn a lot more good traits from the success of others than any other source, and although this tribute is a bit late, the one person I’m going to miss more than just about anyone is former presidential candidate and successful businessman, Herman Cain, who recently died as a result of the China Virus. Herman did it right:  He […]

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Judge blocks Trump administration bid to limit transgender health protections

on August 18, 2020, 6:45 AM / in National News

U.S. District Judge Frederic Block on Monday rejected a Trump administration push to roll back protections for transgender patients against discrimination by health-care providers and health insurance companies. Block said a rule, due to take effect Tuesday, that was finalized by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights in mid-June, appeared to be incompatible with a […]

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Trump administration finalizes plan for Arctic refuge drilling

on August 18, 2020, 6:38 AM / in National News, State News

The Trump administration on Monday finalized its plan to let energy companies drill for oil and gas in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The government is paving the way to issue decades-long leases in the pristine wilderness area before the end of President Trump’s term. The energy industry and Alaska Gov. Michael Dunleavy (R) said allowing drilling in the refuge […]

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States plan to sue over USPS cutbacks

States plan to sue over USPS cutbacks

on August 18, 2020, 6:31 AM / in National News, State News

More than a dozen states plan to sue the Trump administration as early as this week over cutbacks at the U.S. Postal Service that could delay mail-in voting in November, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said Monday. “We are talking with other AG offices and expecting to take action soon,” Frosh said, adding that 15 to 20 Democratic attorneys general […]

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Ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China

Ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China

on August 18, 2020, 6:27 AM / in International News, National News

Federal authorities have charged 15-year CIA veteran Alexander Yuk Ching Ma of Honolulu with selling U.S. secrets to China. According to court documents, Ma worked for the CIA for 22 years, retiring in 1989. Twelve years after his retirement, he “disclosed a substantial amount of highly classified national defense information” to at least five officers of China’s Ministry of State […]

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UNC cancels in-person classes after one week

UNC cancels in-person classes after one week

on August 18, 2020, 6:24 AM / in National News, State News

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced Monday that it is canceling in-person undergraduate classes and switching to remote learning exclusively by Wednesday following a coronavirus outbreak on campus just one week into the fall term. UNC, a public university with 30,000 students, was one of the biggest universities in the nation to opt for in-person classes despite […]

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AUTUMNAL EQUINOX 2020: THE FIRST DAY OF FALL

on August 18, 2020, 6:11 AM / in History

FACTS & FOLKLORE ABOUT THE FALL EQUINOX Autumn Begins in 35 days In 2020, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox or fall equinox—arrives on Tuesday, September 22. Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere and spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere. Why do we mark the equinox? Here’s all you need to know! Autumn has caught us in our summer wear. –Philip Larkin, British poet […]

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Democrats urge voters across party lines to make Trump a one-term president

on August 18, 2020, 6:06 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver Equal parts infomercial, talk show and COVID-19 pep talk, the opening night of a virtually staged Democratic National Convention painted America as diverse, big-hearted and eager to sweep President Trump out of the White House in favor of “a president who understands the true meaning of community” — former vice president and according to […]

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The Progressive Racism of the Ivy League

The Progressive Racism of the Ivy League

on August 18, 2020, 6:03 AM / in Opinion

Is it praiseworthy to advance Hispanic applicants over Asian applicants with far higher test scores and academic achievements? Why? What did these Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Vietnamese high school seniors do to deserve discrimination in the country to which their parents came where, supposedly, “All men are created equal”? If the definition of racism is deliberate discrimination based on race, […]

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Hashtag #wrongtrump trends after death of president’s brother: Suffrage, the Soviet Union, and reasons to risk for Jesus

on August 18, 2020, 6:02 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Following the death of President Trump’s brother Robert last Saturday, critics of the president tweeted the hashtag #wrongtrump. Their sentiment that the president should have died rather than his brother was the second-highest trending tweet by Sunday morning. The destructive vitriol of our current political climate is unlike any I have seen. Such hatefulness is not the only […]

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Thought For Today

on August 18, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, […]

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Love Runs Through It

Love Runs Through It

on August 18, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Friday, August 18, 2017. I’m taking a week’s hiatus from this daily newsletter, and will be back in the saddle on August 28. My sidekick, RCP copy chief Tom Kavanagh, will send out next week’s emails touting the original coverage on our pages, but you’ll have to make do without the daily history lesson until then. Yesterday, […]

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That Thing You Do

That Thing You Do

on August 18, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The people of Judah were victorious because they relied on the Lord, the God of their ancestors. 2 Chronicles 13:18 As the convoy waited to roll out, a young marine rapped urgently on the window of his team leader’s vehicle. Irritated, the sergeant rolled down his window. “What?” “You gotta do that thing,” the marine said. “What thing?” asked the […]

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August 18th in History

August 18th in History

on August 18, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Arbor Day (Pakistan) Armed Forces Day (Macedonia) Birthday of Virginia Dare (Roanoke Island) Christian Feast Day: Agapitus of Palestrina Alberto Hurtado Fiacre Helena of Constantinople (Roman Catholic Church) William Porcher DuBose […]

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