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Courage on guns at last at the Democratic convention

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎vor 13 Stunden‎
Supporters of a sit-in outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on June 23. A Democratic protest starting Wednesday demanded votes on gun-control legislation and led to pandemonium in the House chamber that did not end until early Thursday, when the ...

Hillary Clinton's Convention Goal: Turning the Obama Coalition Into Clinton Coalition

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎vor 16 Stunden‎
Some have critiqued Hillary Clinton's convention speech as too focused on the Democratic base, faulting it for not following the path laid out by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who appealed to Republicans who align more with ...

What I Learned Outside the Convention Bubble

Roll Call - ‎29.07.2016‎
Stephanie Peditto, of Wynnewood Pa. wasn't at the Democratic National Convention to see Vice President (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) ... “I've always supported him,” added Peditto, who missed the vice president's compelling speech on Wednesday ...

Is America broken? Conventions offer contrasting views of America

PBS NewsHour - ‎vor 18 Stunden‎
That wouldn't come from Clinton, portrayed as a shifty politician and a crooked, inept secretary of state who had endangered national security by using a personal email server for official communications. Republican ... Now, after nearly eight years of ...

How Hillary Clinton defined her historic moment

CNN - ‎29.07.2016‎
Her speech lacked the poetic sweep of the President Barack Obama's address Wednesday, but it was in keeping with someone who presents herself as a practical, dogged, policy-oriented striver who gets knocked down and then gets straight back up.

Clinton, Kaine launch battleground state tour, while Trump hits back with attacks

Washington Post - ‎vor 18 Stunden‎
John Allen, who on Thursday rebuked Trump by saying that “our armed forces will not become an instrument of torture.” Trump has called for the return of “waterboarding,” and proclaimed .... At times, her speech felt like a president's State of the ...

Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Newsweek - ‎28.07.2016‎
It's lasted through good times that filled us with joy, and hard times that tested us. And I've even gotten .... And my heart just swelled when I saw Anastasia Somoza on this stage, representing millions of young people who - because of those changes ...

DNC speech highlights: Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg, more

amNY - ‎28.07.2016‎
"Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of respect are fraying. ... There are no guarantees. It truly is up to us.

Obama, at Convention, Lays Out Stakes for a Divided Nation

New York Times - ‎27.07.2016‎
President Obama's eyes welled with tears as he spoke of his faith in the American people and urged voters to transfer their trust to the woman he hoped would succeed him.

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Heritage Florida Jewish News - ‎vor 21 Stunden‎
Kaine, helping to lead a Democratic filibuster last month that led to a vote on gun control measures, invoked the memory of Librescu in a floor speech.

The Democrats Are Borrowing the Language of Conservatism. Will They Win Over GOP Defectors?

Slate Magazine - ‎28.07.2016‎
On Wednesday, some speakers, particularly Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, were still using Donald Trump's sins to bash Republicans.

Read President Obama's DNC speech: "We don't fear the future, we shape it."

Vox - ‎27.07.2016‎
You met my two little girls, Malia and Sasha - now two amazing young women who just fill me with pride. You fell for my brilliant wife and partner Michelle, who's made me a better father and a better man; who's gone on to inspire our nation as First ...

Victims, Families, Lawmakers Bring Firepower to Gun Control Fight

Roll Call - ‎27.07.2016‎
Victims, Families, Lawmakers Bring Firepower to Gun Control Fight. Democratic ... Democrats have advocated for stricter gun laws that would ban the sale of military-style weapons and keep people on terrorist watch lists from being allowed to buy guns ...

Cohen: The soul – and circus – of American politics is now on full display

Ottawa Citizen - ‎28.07.2016‎
With Barack Obama in the evening of his presidency, the mood is bittersweet. The tension between ... The real question is whether self-confident Democrats appreciate what is happening out there - the strange force propelling Trump to the steps of the ...

The Democrats Make Their Pitch to a New Silent Majority

Slate Magazine - ‎28.07.2016‎
Using a broad roster of speakers, from Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, long-time national security official Leon Panetta, and eventually President Barack Obama, Democrats ...

The National Action Network (NAN) Holds Town Hall Meeting on Gun Violence

Lasentinel - ‎28.07.2016‎
“California was very quick in moving policy on gun control by passing gun laws and putting restrictions on semi-automatic weapons,” said McFarland.

Pelosi Tells Dem Delegates: Hillary Clinton Secures Our Safety, Our Future, Our Democracy

Breitbart News - ‎28.07.2016‎
We must be strong and smart, not reckless and rash,” she said, using the common nickname for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, not President Barack Obama's construct, ISIL, in which the “L” stands for “the Levant,” which is a word-device that ...

Philly's former top cop: Clinton the 'strong steady leader' needed to address gun violence - ‎27.07.2016‎
Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey endorsed Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, saying he believes Clinton is the candidate most likely to push for an assault weapons ban and comprehensive ...

Bloomberg's Clinton endorsement signals a big business problem for Trump and the GOP

Brookings Institution (blog) - ‎28.07.2016‎
Bloomberg did not speak about his liberal social issue of choice: gun control. Since leaving office, he spearheaded and helped fund efforts to change gun laws at the national, state and local levels and has worked to coordinate groups seeking to do the ...

Militia goon threatens to shoot Pennsylvania cops who arrested his teen son on heroin charges

Raw Story - ‎28.07.2016‎
PennLive noted that Filaroski's felony conviction in New Hampshire prevented him from carrying a firearm. Court records obtained by PennLive show the ... According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the “Three Percenters” were founded in 2008, shortly ...