Rick Perry: Let us take our guns to the movies  

CNN By : Eugene Scott

Rick Perry said in an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, earlier this week shows why gun-free zones are "a bad idea" and said he believes people should be able to take their firearms to the movies.

"I think that it makes a lot of sense to send a message across this country," Perry said when asked by host Jake Tapper if the former governor believed a way to prevent such violence would be to allow moviegoers to take guns inside. - Referenced Article


Christie criticized for remarks on killing of former intern  

The Hill By : Mark Hensch

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said on Friday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R-) is “vile” for using a speech earlier this week to talk about the violent death of one of Himes’s former interns.

Himes argued in a statement that Christie was politicizing the death of Kevin Sutherland to fit talking points on criminal justice reform, and that it was unethical of him to do so. - Referenced Article


Pelosi backs Obama on Iran deal  

Washington Post By : Elise Viebeck

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is coming to President Obama’s aide by vowing to support and aggressively sell the administration’s nuclear deal with Iran ahead of a vote in September.

Pelosi praised the deal at a news conference on Thursday, calling it the “best possible option” for “stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction” in the Middle East. - Referenced Article


Jim Webb Stands Up For Southern White Cultures  

Huffington Post By : Arthur Delaney

Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb on Sunday suggested that recent efforts to remove Confederate symbols from public places were as "divisive" as Donald Trump's disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants.

Without prompting from "Fox News Sunday" host Bret Baier, who had been asking questions about national security, Webb asked if he could please talk about Trump, the billionaire GOP candidate who has called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. Webb criticized Trump before pivoting. - Referenced Article


Confederate Flag Debate Prompts House to Pull Spending Bill  

WSJ By : Staff Reporting

A national debate over Confederate imagery burst open on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, forcing GOP leaders on Thursday to pull a spending bill from consideration.

Earlier this week, the House adopted amendments that largely banned the Confederate battle flag’s display at federal parks and cemeteries administered by the National Park Service, as well as the sale of items displaying it. It retained some exceptions for educational purposes. - Referenced Article


2016 candidate Jim Webb talks Confederate flag, ethics of super PACs  

CBS This Morning By : Staff Reporting

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, is the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race. He was secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan. Webb joins "CBS This Morning" for his first interview since announcing his candidacy last week.


Hillary Clinton: If Im President, We Will Attack Iran  

Global Research By : Stephen Lendman

“I support calling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard what it is: a terrorist organization. It is imperative that we get both tough and smart about dealing with Iran before it is too late.”

“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.” - Referenced Article


ObamaCare win turns up heat on GOP presidential field  

The Hill By : Peter Sullivan and Sarah Ferris

ObamaCare's victory at the Supreme Court is putting new pressure on Republican presidential candidates to map out a replacement to the healthcare law — a task that has eluded the party for more than five years.

With President Obama’s law twice affirmed by the nation’s high court, congressional Republicans now say a victory in 2016 is their best chance to tear down the statute and replace it with a GOP-favored alternative. - Referenced Article


Viable challenges to Clinton campaign as 2016 race narrows  

CBS This Morning By : Staff Reporting

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker officially joins the presidential race a week from Monday, and former Virginia Senator and Navy Secretary Jim Webb became the fifth contender for the Democratic nomination Thursday. Democratic Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is also surging after drawing a crowd of 10,000 this week in Wisconsin. Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the latest contenders in the 2016 race to the White House.


Donald Trump: NBC will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but it wont stand behind me  

Business Insider By : MAXWELL TANI AND COLIN CAMPBELL

Donald Trump unleashed on NBC on Monday afternoon, hours after the network said it was cutting off its business relationship with the real-estate mogul.

On Monday, NBC said it was severing ties with the GOP presidential candidate Trump over his inflammatory statements about Mexican immigrants. - Referenced Article


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