Democrats try to tempt Trump on guns as Beto beats drum for AR-15 buyback

Pelosi and Schumer speak to president on gun control while Buttigieg and Paul offer contrasting criticism of ORourkes rhetoric Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Sunday offered Donald Trump a rare and highly symbolic bipartisan win if he can somehow force Republicans in the Senate to enact gun control legislation containing background check measures passed by the House this year. The House speaker and Senate minority leader said they would both join the president at the White House for a historic signing ceremony at the Rose Garden, if he can get the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, to act. That remains highly unlikely: close ties between Republican leaders and the gun rights lobby have led to legislative stasis on gun …

Scaramucci says he no longer supports Trump: ‘He sounds more nonsensical’

Former PR chief says he no longer actively supports Trump and says replacement may be needed on 2020 Republican ticket Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, has lashed out at Donald Trump, suggesting the president will one day turn on those he claims to be fighting for and that he may need to be replaced at the top of the Republican ticket in 2020. On Monday, Scaramucci Axios: We are now in the early episodes of Chernobyl on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process. He went on: A couple more weeks like this and country over party is going …

Trump and Putin have killed off a vital nuclear treaty. Here’s how we fight back | Rebecca Johnson

In the spirit of Greenham Common, collective, creative action is now required, says anti-nuclear campaigner Rebecca Johnson When the killed off by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, putting the world at heightened risk of pre-emptive nuclear weapon use and war. When it was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the INF treaty also freed me up to leave the womens peace camp and get on with the rest of my life. Id arrived on 9 August 1982 the anniversary of now a museum to remember the cold war and civil society. With local Cruisewatch groups, we disrupted the base and painted the massive transporter-erector-launchers that were driven along British roads in nuclear war games. The treaty required those launchers …

Black conservative activist made #ICEBae a thing

A conservative Black activist,Bryan Hotep Jesus Sharpe, who has appeared on Joe Rogans podcast, Fox News, and is selling a recent book on Twitter marketing, catapulted the #ICEBae to viral fame on Monday. On Wednesday, she thanked him in a video. Sharpe has also been criticized for anti-Semitism. Controversial internet star Kiara #ICEBae Cervantes arrived on social media this week amid speculation about her identity. Was her virality, which stemmed from a photo where she was apparently providing security to Vice President Mike Pence in Texas, an organic spike or shady public relations for the oft-criticized agency? Which of the Twitter and Instagram accounts featuring her photos were actually real? And was the woman taking a mirror selfie in uniform, …

Abortion: Democrats and Republicans whip up voters on extreme state laws

Some Republicans think their party has gone too far in Alabama, Missouri and elsewhere. Democrats see their chance As Democrats and Republicans look to galvanize their base ahead of the 2020 election, a slew of state laws barring access to abortion have a law in Alabama that effectively outlaws abortion and includes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. But the governor of Missouri signed 00:00:00 00:28:20 With the new laws facing legal challenges that could ultimately land in the supreme court, social issues and the judiciary loom heavily in a campaign season that has so far has centered on the economy and the character of President Donald Trump. The last few days of unprecedented energy against abortion bans …

FAIL: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wondering if this makes Trump ‘vulnerable to shady activity’ backfired just a little

The New York Times report about President Trump’s tax returns and losses as a businessman from the mid-80s to the mid-90s have captured the imaginations of Democrats, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to use the story to make some insinuations: Wouldn’t you think someone who personally lost over a BILLION dollars (“more than nearly any other taxpayer in America”) be vulnerable to shady activity to get out of that hole? If they became the most powerful public servant in America, wouldn’t you want to see their taxes? 🤔 https://t.co/h22XNU1bl4 — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 8, 2019 Forget who did what long before they were in office — many would rather scrutinize the rising incomes of some “public servants” while …