The audience at Thursday’s Republican presidential debate lashed out at the “majority of Americans” who support universal background checks for firearm purchases.
Fox Business host Trish Regan reminded the candidates that President Barack Obama had recently taken executive actions to improve gun safety.
“None of you on this stage agree with this,” Regan acknowledged. “But recent polls show the majority of Americans are in favor of universal background checks.”
The Fox Business host was forced to pause as the crowd loudly booed the poll results.
“Not in this room,” candidate Rick Santorum quipped.
“It’s the poll’s data,” Regan explained, but the crowd continued to boo.
“So we all believe the poll data all the time, don’t we?” GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina snarked to the audience’s delight. “It is yet another lawless executive order.”
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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."