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White supremacist shooter who killed 22 in El Paso charged with federal hate crimes

White supremacist shooter who killed 22 in El Paso charged with federal hate crimes

The white supremacist terrorist who shot and killed 22 people and injured dozens of others in El Paso, Texas, last August has been indicted on federal hate crimes and firearm charges, the Justice
Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar's SOTU rebuttal shines light on topics Trump didn't want to talk about

Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar's SOTU rebuttal shines light on topics Trump didn't want to talk about

Where impeached Donald Trump president used his authoritarian speech to continue his lies and demonization, Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar, delivering the Spanish-language Democratic rebuttal to his
Trump loses one more court fight over stealing military funds for border wall

Trump loses one more court fight over stealing military funds for border wall

While articles of impeachment were being introduced against Donald Trump in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, a federal judge in Texas was blocking funding for his pet project, ruling that he
Milwaukee acid attack survivor says he was told to 'go back' to his country before the assault

Milwaukee acid attack survivor says he was told to 'go back' to his country before the assault

Milwaukee police arrested Clifton A. Blackwell, a 61-year-old white man suspected of throwing acid in the face of Mahud Villalaz, a U.S. citizen originally from Peru, resulting in second- and
Trump campaign is ignoring rally security bills for more than $1 million from U.S. cities

Trump campaign is ignoring rally security bills for more than $1 million from U.S. cities

Donald Trump’s aversion to paying his bills is going strong, with his campaign now owing U.S. cities more than $1 million in unpaid expenses from Trump’s rallies. In fact, the number could be close to
Federal judge says Trump's use of diverted military funds to build border wall is unlawful

Federal judge says Trump's use of diverted military funds to build border wall is unlawful

A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that Donald Trump is unlawfully using a national emergency declaration to build the border wall, and might place an injunction on the use of those funds. The suit
Beto O'Rourke regrets nothing about gun safety stance, vows to follow activists' lead on policy

Beto O'Rourke regrets nothing about gun safety stance, vows to follow activists' lead on policy

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke was the sixth candidate to take the stage Wednesday during the 2020 Gun Safety Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. The forum, presented by Giffords, March For Our Lives, and
At gun safety forum, Castro vows to tax and track bullets, build programs 'rooted in communities'

At gun safety forum, Castro vows to tax and track bullets, build programs 'rooted in communities'

Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro took the stage Wednesday during the 2020 Gun Safety Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. The forum, presented by Giffords, March For Our Lives, and MSNBC, hosts nine major
Eco-fascists' rise adds a hateful twist to the realities of climate change

Eco-fascists' rise adds a hateful twist to the realities of climate change

Fascists and their enablers never miss a trick. They have displayed a remarkable knack for worming their way into virtually every corner of modern life, from our video games to our scientific
Trump repeats story of fake heroism in El Paso shooting after another spectacular vetting failure

Trump repeats story of fake heroism in El Paso shooting after another spectacular vetting failure

In another spectacular failure to vet anyone, ever, the White House ceremony for heroes of mass shootings featured Donald Trump honoring a man who made up a story about his own heroism … and who
Six people die from vaping, Trump bans flavored e-cigs; more than 10K killed by guns ... crickets

Six people die from vaping, Trump bans flavored e-cigs; more than 10K killed by guns ... crickets

Six people have died from lung ailments connected to vaping with flavored e-cigarettes, so the Trump administration is jumping in to essentially ban "unauthorized, non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarette
'Matter of life and death': Escobar chairs hearing on anti-immigrant rhetoric and domestic terrorism

'Matter of life and death': Escobar chairs hearing on anti-immigrant rhetoric and domestic terrorism

Donald Trump and his administration may have already forgotten about the El Paso terror attack, but El Paso hasn’t. Rep. Veronica Escobar on Friday chaired a House Judiciary Subcommittee on
This Texan owned guns since the age of 10. Here's why he voluntarily gave his AK-47 to the cops

This Texan owned guns since the age of 10. Here's why he voluntarily gave his AK-47 to the cops

As mass shootings plague the nation, what’s a responsible gun owner to do? As Billy, a man who lives in Austin, Texas, explained to Austin, the solution is pretty simple: Turn your guns in at the
Walgreens and CVS join other retailers in banning open carry of firearms in stores

Walgreens and CVS join other retailers in banning open carry of firearms in stores

In 2014, grassroots gun safety group Moms Demand Action began a campaign against Kroger retailers, pressuring them to stop permitting the open carry of firearms in all of their nearly 2,800 stores.
Trump's response to gun deaths: Speed up state-sponsored killing

Trump's response to gun deaths: Speed up state-sponsored killing

The White House has made it official: Its response to a month of slaughter in Texas and Ohio and across the nation is to kill the killers faster, expediting their executions. Trump has had his
7 killed, 24 wounded, including 17-month-old: Everything we know about the Odessa mass shooting

7 killed, 24 wounded, including 17-month-old: Everything we know about the Odessa mass shooting

On Saturday evening, a gunman—described by police as a white male in his 30s—shot and killed at least seven people and injured 24 others in West Texas. The suspected gunman, who was shot by police,
In non-apology, Texas governor says 'mistakes were made' in anti-immigrant letter he sent out

In non-apology, Texas governor says 'mistakes were made' in anti-immigrant letter he sent out

When you want to make it look like you’re taking responsibility without actually taking any responsibility, look to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for a tip. He’s been facing backlash over an anti-immigrant
Major anti-gun group launches ad campaign to shame McConnell, Republican Senate into action

Major anti-gun group launches ad campaign to shame McConnell, Republican Senate into action

With Labor Day weekend almost here, Moscow Mitch McConnell achieved his goal of running out the clock on August recess and resisting calls for Congress to return to D.C. to deal with gun violence. The
NRA loses power with Congress except where it matters most—with leader of the death cult, McConnell

NRA loses power with Congress except where it matters most—with leader of the death cult, McConnell

The New York Times has an illuminating report on how the NRA has been losing its grasp on Congress overall in the past decade, but tightening control where it counts—with Senate leadership and Mitch
Texas Latinos to Republicans: Want to prevent another El Paso? Then start by changing your rhetoric

Texas Latinos to Republicans: Want to prevent another El Paso? Then start by changing your rhetoric

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has “promised that his office, and the Legislature, would take appropriate action to stop future tragedies” like the El Paso terror attack, but Latinos in the state are saying