Tuesday News: Trump “Campaign” in Disarray; Clinton Clobbers Trump in Fundraising

Tuesday News: Trump “Campaign” in Disarray; Clinton Clobbers Trump in Fundraising

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, June 21. Also check out Stephen Colbert doing the “Trump Bump.”

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    Video: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt attend an interfaith Iftar reception at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0QC7Sawx4Q

  • Quizzical

    The US gun violence problem is so much more than mass shootings

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/21/gun-control-debate-mass-shootings-gun-violence

    But we have to start somewhere

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    Video: Hillary Clinton – “Just like [Trump] shouldn’t have his finger on the button, he shouldn’t have his hands on our economy.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjO2v5AD1w0

    • Quizzical

      I was frustrated to discover that the evening news today gave almost no coverage of Hillary’s speech today, but on the other hand gave extensive coverage to Trump’s counter-punches. So I had to go on YouTube to find the speech, and I watched the whole thing. It was a dynamite speech.

      It seems to me that the media is letting Trump up so that they can have their horse race and all the ad revenues that will generate. They couldn’t cover Hillary’s speech because it would have destroyed Trump.

      I hope it is different in Ohio, where she is campaigning right now.

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    Beyer Calls On Speaker, House Leadership To Hold Vote On Gun Violence Legislation Before Recess

    June 22, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Representative Beyer today assailed Congressional inaction over the Orlando mass shooting and the public health crisis of gun violence ahead of a scheduled recess of the House of Representatives. Just last week, House Republicans voted to block consideration of H.R. 1076, the bipartisan “No Fly, No Buy” legislation, an idea supported by 86 percent of Virginia voters.

    “It is unacceptable for House leaders to refuse to act at this time,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Many of my constituents have written to say that they have had enough. They are outraged that Congress would adjourn without even voting on a bill to address gun violence. They are right: it is an outrage. The Speaker should be concerned with protecting Americans from dangerous people with guns, not protecting his Members from hard votes and the gun lobby.”

    Though the Senate scheduled votes on bills, including amendments to expand background checks and to block gun sales for suspected terrorists, House leadership has steadfastly refused to allow a vote on any gun violence legislation following Orlando.

    “Many of my colleagues seem content to simply offer moments of silence before leaving town without having acted,” Beyer added. “I will not be silent. Those killed in mass shootings like the one in Orlando deserve better. We should not recess without passing a bill.”