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Read the leaked White House talking points crafted in response to the Las Vegas massacre

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NBC news has revealed secret White House talking points on the mass shooting massacre at the Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas.

The talking points produced by the White House communications department add context to the comments President Trump’s administration has made since the shooting.

Early Tuesday President Donald Trump vowed to look at gun laws, “as time goes by.”

The secret White House talking points have a similar message, stating, “let’s gather the facts before we make sweeping policy arguments for curtailing the Second Amendment.”

Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders deflected questions by invoking Chicago.

The secret talking points also have a similar message, suggesting White House supports cite, “some of America’s cities with the strictest gun laws have the highest rates of gun violence.” The talking points specifically recommend referencing Chicago and Baltimore.

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“This shows that more laws on the books may not work,” the talking points claim, in contrast to the results seen by every other developed country.

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How the GOP is embracing more ruthless power grabs in the face of huge political challenges

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On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases highlighting the collision between partisan power grabs and setting the ground rules for two of the most important elections in America—those for U.S. House and state legislative chambers.

This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

One ruling concerns whether the Trump administration can add a question to the 2020 census that asks if anyone residing in that address is not a U.S. citizen. The other concerns whether hyper-partisanship is unconstitutional when state legislatures run by a single party draw electoral districts to maximize their party’s likelihood of winning elections.

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Hope Hicks may have implicated Jared Kushner in a coverup

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks frustrated Democrats last week when she refused to answer multiple questions about her time in the White House.

However, Mother Jones' David Corn and Dan Friedman noticed one bit of Hicks's testimony that shines a negative light on Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.

When asked about her false statement in December 2016 that there had been no contact between members of the Trump campaign and Russian government officials, Hicks said she consulted several top officials who worked for the campaign before making the statement, including Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon -- and Jared Kushner.

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Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos’ Seattle suburb is running out of money thanks to lax taxation

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The government of one of America's richest zip codes may soon run out of money to keep the lights on.

CNBC reports that the small town of Medina, Washington will have a budget referendum in November to raise taxes and prevent a budget shortfall in the coming fiscal year.

The idea of Medina being cash-strapped seems counter-intuitive given that both Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have houses there. What's more, Medina has an average home value of $2.77 million and a median household income of around $186,000.

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