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News and Headlines. 2/26/2018

Covered today in News and Headlines, World News, In The News, Commentary/Opinion, Deep State/Government Corruption/Russian Collusion, Immigration, President Trump.

In The News:

Florida Gun Show Witnesses Record Attendance amid Dem Gun Control Push

The public response to the gun control push was a record turnout at the Florida Gun Show.


The Florida Gun Show witnessed record attendance Saturday at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

WTSP reports “almost 7,000” people attended the show Saturday, and they expected even more people to attend on Sunday.

Boycotts Against NRA Have Backfire Effect, Galvanize Conservatives

As liberals and prominent media figures have stepped up their attacks on the NRA, many on the Right are rushing to the NRA’s defense. Social media was flooded over the weekend with conservatives announcing they had joined the NRA as an act of defiance.

Despite boycott, leftist group makes odd play for NRA’s SUPPORT

Despite that environment, the director of far-left organization Fight For The Future thinks the NRA should JOIN it in an effort to restore President Obama’s government Internet regulations, known as Net Neutrality.

The 1927 Bombing That Remains America’s Deadliest School Massacre

Columbine. Virginia Tech. University of Texas. Sandy Hook. America’s terrible history of school shootings is a list whose members can’t be named alone. Talk about any single one, and the others always hover on the periphery. But one name rarely gets mentioned among the others, the oldest and deadliest school massacre in U.S. history: the Bath School bombing.

Oakland mayor warns of impending ICE raid, ramping up sanctuary-city tension

The mayor of a sanctuary city in California issued a warning that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could be conducting a raid in the area as soon as Sunday — ratcheting up tension with the feds while giving her constituents an early heads-up.

Libby Schaaf, the Democratic mayor of Oakland, shared the warning — which she said she “learned from multiple credible sources” — in a press release on Saturday, “not to panic our residents but to protect them,” Fox 2 reported.

Brit Hume DECIMATED Delta in 1 tweet

Delta’s PR was less than stellar (aka a serious crap show) over the weekend, with them openly disrespecting millions of NRA members (and legal gun owners) by catering to the social media mob PLUS very publicly refusing to upgrade the American men’s curling team who had just won gold at the 2018 Olympics.

Important free speech case filed against Twitter

And, it all started when Twitter banned Jared Taylor and American Renaissance from its platform.

Supreme Court rejects Trump request to weigh in quickly on Dreamers

The Supreme Court declined the request Monday. No justices dissented. The high court could still weigh in later, but the move suggests the justices want to allow one or more appeals courts to take up the question before considering it.

‘National disgrace’: Community fights back as California overrun by homelessness, human waste, needles

The specter of homeless encampments steadily expanding across the downtown streets of San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco – bringing with them a public health crisis – has one southern California community taking tough action to dismantle a two-mile-long camp just a short drive from Disneyland.

Homeless people prepare to move from their camp

Homeless people prepare to move from their camp along a riverbed in Anaheim, Calif., on Feb. 20, 2018. (AP)

Heather Locklear arrested for domestic violence, attacking a police officer, reports say

Heather Locklear was reportedly arrested for felony domestic violence and attacking a police officer.

Actress Heather Locklear

Actress Heather Locklear arrives at the premiere of the film “Scary Movie 5” in Hollywood April 11, 2013. (Reuters)

TMZ reports that police responded to a call about domestic violence at Locklear’s Thousand Oaks, Calif., residence on Sunday night.

TV personality Steve Wilkos ‘speeding and swerving’ prior to DUI crash

DARIEN —  Prior to the crash, TV personality Steve Wilkos, forced other drivers on the road out of his way before he slammed into a utility pole, according to TMZ.

TMZ said witnesses told police that Wilkos was speeding and swerving and two vehicles had to pull off to the side of the road.

Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa dead at 44, reports say

Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa Cosby has died, according to multiple reports. She was 44.

Reports say she died Feb. 23 in Massachusetts. The cause of her death has not been revealed.

‘Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash applies to run for Congress in Calif.

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) – An actress known for playing a role in cult classic hit “Clueless” is running for Congress.

Stacey Dash, who has previously stated her intentions to someday run for president, filed in California’s 44th district according to CNN.

Naked man on ATV leads Missouri police on wild, hour-long chase

A naked man was arrested after leading police on a shocking chase down a Missouri interstate on Sunday on an all-terrain vehicle that included driving the wrong way down the highway.

World News:

Aid agencies ‘complicit in exploitation of most vulnerable’, says Mordaunt

The international development secretary said the “grotesque” sexual exploitation of the most vulnerable by aid workers was caused by Britain’s failure in its duty to put aid beneficiaries first.

The scandal has shown that aid organisations have become complicit in the exploitation of people they were supposed to help, Penny Mordaunt said.

Russia vetoes UN resolution citing Iran sanctions violation

Russia has vetoed a British-drafted U.N. resolution that promised action against violations of a U.N. arms embargo on Yemen and pointed to a report by experts that cited Iran as a violator.

Monday’s vote was 11-2 with two abstentions on the draft that would also extend sanctions against Yemen and the mandate of the expert panel monitoring them.

Still no cease-fire in Syrian enclave; Russia orders a pause

BEIRUT (AP) — As a U.N. cease-fire failed to take hold in Syria, Russia on Monday ordered a daily “humanitarian pause” to allow civilians to evacuate an embattled rebel-held enclave near Damascus, while airstrikes continued and Syrian ground forces fought to push into the besieged area from the west.

Deep State / Government Corruption / Russian Collusion:

The Schiff Memo Harms Democrats More Than It Helps Them

It confirms that the FBI and the DOJ relied heavily on uncorroborated, third-hand, anonymous sources in their FISA application.

EXCLUSIVE — Devin Nunes: More Officials Will Likely Get Dossier Questionnaire

“There’s likely going to be more people who will get it as the investigation unfolds, and if they don’t respond, they’ll be subpoenaed,” Nunes said in an exclusive interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Bernie Sanders struggles to address Russian support after Mueller indictment

Sen. Bernie Sanders has seemingly struggled to address recent allegations that Russia’s campaign to interfere in the 2016 presidential election included a plan to boost his Democratic primary campaign.

President Trump:

Weekly Update 2.23.18

Commentary / Opinion:

We need a new culture of accountability throughout our government and public sector. Steve Says: Time for accountability in government

When it comes to everyday life, it’s our state legislators that actually make the most difference. Swamp Watch: State-level corruption


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