Democrats spar over national security, guns and the Islamic State

The Democratic presidential candidates presented competing visions for defeating Islamic State terrorists and clashed passionately at a debate here Saturday night over tax policy, the power and wealth of Wall Street, gun control and other domestic issues. In a nomination contest being shaped in part by who would be the toughest champion for middle-class Americans facing wage stagnation and growing […]

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Reid: GOP ‘cowardice’ on guns leaves America ‘vulnerable to attack’

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says Republicans are increasing the odds of another terrorist attack on American soil by blocking legislation aimed at taking guns out of the hands of citizens suspected of holding terrorist sympathies. “By blocking efforts to give law enforcement the tools they need to keep guns out of the hands of FBI terror suspects, Republicans are leaving […]

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Hillary slams Republicans on guns, abortion after Planned Parenthood attack

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton late Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault on Republicans following the shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., calling for more stringent gun control and heightened protections for abortion rights. “The shooting on Friday was at, as you know, a Planned Parenthood clinic, a place where lots of women get healthcare they need – […]

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Why Some Pastors Bring Their Guns to the Pulpit

Advocates push for firearms in church following shooting in Charleston When associate pastor Brian Ulch is preaching at Trinity Lighthouse Church in Denison, Texas, he’s armed with a Glock. It sits on his right side just under his suit jacket or dress shirt. And when he’s not preaching, he’s training other churchgoers around the state to protect themselves and others. […]

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Republican Candidates Didn’t Just Talk Guns at NRA Event

Most of the candidates talked about Iran, ISIS and religious freedom Republican presidential hopefuls talked about a lot of things other than guns at a National Rifle Association conference Friday. Almost the entire GOP field of likely candidates spoke at the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action leadership forum: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco […]

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Afghanistan: Awash in Guns, as Well as Narcotics

Contrary to law, U.S. military lacks data on nearly half the weapons delivered The bad news out of Afghanistan this week is that the U.S. military’s accounting for the arsenals the Pentagon is giving to Afghan security forces is plagued by “incompatible inventory systems” that generate “missing serial numbers, inaccurate shipping and receiving dates, and duplicate records,” according to a […]

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