On Thursday—the very same day that President Biden announced his executive actions to restrict certain firearms—the Kansas legislature took a bold step in the opposite direction. The Kansas legislature passed a pro-gun rights bill that expands the right to keep and bear arms in multiple ways. In the morning, the Senate passed HB 2058 by a vote of 30-8. Then, later in the evening the same day, the House passed the Senate version of the bill by a vote of 80-43. The Kansas legislation does three things. First and foremost, it reduces the minimum concealed carry age from 21 to 18. In order to carry a concealed firearm, 18-20 year-olds would have to pass concealed-carry training and carry a permit. Kansans over the age of 21 are already allowed by Kansas’s “constitutional carry” statute to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. Second, the bill recognizes the validity of other states’ concealed carry permits, provided the state has a reciprocity agreement with … [Read more...] about Exclusive–Kobach: The Kansas Legislature Votes to Reduce the Age for Concealed Carry
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Some of Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s House Democratic colleagues reportedly weren’t too happy to receive an unexpected $5,000 donation from her. Ocasio-Cortez has reportedly been giving Democrats in danger of losing their seats $5,000 for their reelection campaigns. Ocasio-Cortez, widely regarded as a talented fundraiser, reportedly dolled out $160,000 in total for these recent donations, Politico reported . Okay, I must celebrate our Team AOC organizers bc their dedication blows me away ???? Today I completed my final tutoring session through our Homework Helper program & got this. They make these certificates for all vol tutors+students & built a Roblox school for kids to see them! pic.twitter.com/D7zev6reBM — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 14, 2021 While some of her House colleagues were reportedly happy to get the money, some moderate Democrats believed donations coming from a democratic socialist candidate would … [Read more...] about How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Setting Up Her Democrat Colleagues For Political Trouble
Our politics have become painfully and pointlessly polarized. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Republican Party’s hardline stance on immigration. Even as our southern border faces the biggest migrant surge in two decades , Republicans won’t budge on immigration. To score points against the Biden presidency and the Democratic majority in Congress, too many Republicans are willing to throw bipartisanship to the wind and hold the line against any sort of Democrat-led immigration reform. But while playing hardball may put points on the board in the short term, the GOP’s broadly anti-immigration platform is a losing strategy in the long term. To win hearts and minds for generations to come and expand its voter base, the GOP must change its tune and join the fight for immigration reform before it's too late. It’s easy to see why Republicans are reluctant to side with Democrats on immigration. The GOP remains spellbound by the extremist rhetoric that defined the Trump … [Read more...] about The GOP is stuck in a losing battle against immigration
With the establishment of his commission to study the possible packing of the Supreme Court, President Biden has adjoined his name to one of the most inglorious efforts of Franklin Roosevelt. Court packing has long been anathema in the United States, and polls have consistently shown the vast majority of Americans oppose the idea. Biden himself once denounced it as a “boneheaded” idea, but that was back in 1983, when there remained a real space in politics for at least the pretense of principle. Now Biden and others seem to think the Supreme Court must be canceled for its failure to yield to the demands of our age of rage. Many of us were surprised when he pandered to court packing calls in the 2020 primaries. Some of us have called for expanding the court over a lengthy transitional period, but commentators and some Democrats called for an immediate infusion of new justices to give liberals the controlling majority. Unhappy with conservative rulings, Democrats demanded that the … [Read more...] about Did Joe Biden pack the Supreme Court commission to simply fail?
Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA), the House Republican chief deputy whip, told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement Friday that Democrats stuffing the $2.5 trillion coronavirus bill would not garner Republican support for the legislation. President Joe Biden said Friday he expects to get support from Republicans on the American Jobs Plan, or what Ferguson calls “Biden’s so-called infrastructure plan.” Biden said : I think we’re going to be able to get — I’m hoping we will have some bipartisan support across the board. I’ve already spoken to some of my Republican colleagues about dealing with the infrastructure legislation we have up there, as well as other budget items. So we’re going to work on seeing if we can get some bipartisan support across the board here. As the GOP deputy whip, Ferguson is well tapped into the sentiment within the House Republican Conference. Ferguson said the infrastructure bill fails to revitalize America’s infrastructure while funding leftist … [Read more...] about Exclusive – Rep. Drew Ferguson: Stuffing Infrastructure Bill with Green New Deal, ‘Liberal Wish List’ Will Not Garner GOP Support