“If you’re not able to hear or see, there’s another area here you’re welcome to stand,” pointed Mayor Jeff Harrington as he wrangled the packed sea of onlookers. 662 more words
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(CNN) — The House Ways and Means committee began its work Monday on a massive tax overhaul, but the day quickly devolved into a partisan food fight, with Democrats claiming Republicans were rushing their bill in an effort to score political points. 412 more words
Dems see Trump as potential ally on gun reform -- Senate Democrats have also taken note of Trump’s historic fluctuations on gun control
By MIKE LILLIS
Democrats fighting for tougher gun laws think they may have an ally in an unlikely place: the Oval Office.
President Trump, since launching his campaign in 2015, has aligned himself squarely with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other pro-gun conservatives who oppose virtually any new restrictions on buying and owning firearms –– a position staked out clearly this week by Republican leaders responding to Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. 1,101 more words
This editorial column written by Dusty Takle was previously published in a print edition of The GRIP.
For the past six months, I’ve watched a very close family friend navigate through his third bout with cancer….his second with bone cancer. 603 more words
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by Mike Thompson
About the author: Mike stood for Election (Conservatives) in St Austell Poltair 2017, kidney transplant 2014, married to Cornish wife. 683 more words