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Planned Parenthood referred to FBI for criminal charges

Several Planned Parenthood affiliates including those located in the Pacific Southwest, Northern California, Los Angeles and Mar Monte, California, have been referred by a Senate committee to the Department of Justice for investigation and possible prosecution over their involvement in a baby body parts trade that was uncovered during 2015 through a series of undercover […] …

Four Years After Sandy Hook, Barely Anyone Thinks We’re Closer To Stopping Gun Violence

Four years after the Sandy Hook massacre, less than a tenth of Americans think that the U.S. has made any progress toward preventing gun violence, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey.
Nine percent of Americans say that society has gotten better at preventing gun violence, while 53 percent say it hasn’t changed, and 26 percent that things have worsened ― an even gloomier outlook than in December 2014, when just 18 percent believed things had gotten worse. While 49 percent now say that mass shootings are something that can be stopped, 31 percent consider such shootings to be “just a fact of life in America today.” Another 20 percent aren’t sure. Respondents say by a 9-point margin, 43 percent to 34 percent, that it’s currently politically possible to pass stricter gun laws.
Overall, 48 percent would like to see laws covering the sale of handguns made more strict, with 13 percent saying they should be made less restrictive and 29 percent that they should be left unchanged. By a 5-point margin, 43 percent to 38 percent, Americans say that stricter gun control laws and enforcement would do more to prevent shootings than would allowing more private citizens to carry guns…

New Poll Reveals Why People Didn’t Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election

Every year, millions of Americans are discouraged, harassed and even forbidden from exercising their most fundamental right in an electoral democracy: the right to vote, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. Nearly half of eligible voters did not vote in the 2016 presidential election across the US, according to data of early turnout rates compiled by the United States Election Project. It wasn’t the lowest turnout in history, though. According to Mashable, about 49% of eligible voters didn’t participate in the 1996 election, in which Democratic candidate Bill Clinton beat Republican candidate Bob Dole. Unfortunately, we were close to making history. This could, in part, be attributed to the fact that this election was the first one since the 2013 Supreme Court ruling against the Voting Rights Act (VRA). One of the top issues we should be considering are the voting experiences that people had during the election. It appears that turnout was lower than the 2012 election, something that doesn’t happen very often. From voters who were turned away at the polls to voters who decided to stay home this year for their own reasons, my team worked with the Brennan Center and Lincoln Park Strategies to conduct a poll across…

Reince Priebus Hints President Trump Could Do Away With White House Press Briefings

Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus seemingly suggested during an interview with Hugh Hewitt that president elect Donald Trump might do away with or radically change the White House press briefing and other traditional aspects of the White House press corps. …