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Oklahoma Republican wants law to define wildlife as God’s property

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An Oklahoma Republican wants to reclassify wildlife as the property of “Almighty God.”

State Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) said the legislation would remove outdated language and give the legislature more control over wildlife management, reported KWTV.

“The way it currently is stated is that all wildlife belongs to the state, which means the state could potentially be liable,” Dahm said. “You know if you hit a deer with your car insurance is going to call it an act of God, so this is just aligning it with the Oklahoma preamble to the constitution, which uses the phrase ‘Almighty God.'”

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Senate Bill 1457 would change the wording in the statute “make Almighty God the owner of all wildlife in the state.”

“It all belongs to God,” Oklahoma resident Pete Simpson told KFOR-TV. “There’s no reason not to have His name on it.”

Dahm is running for the congressional seat currently held by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), who has been nominated by President Donald Trump for NASA administrator.

He previously introduced an open carry bill named after British TV personality and gun safety advocate Piers Morgan, and Dahm also authored a 2016 bill calling for felony charges against doctors who perform abortions.

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Republican Gov. Mary Fallin later vetoed the abortion bill after it was approved by state lawmakers.

Dahm also wants to place the motto “In God We Trust” on all state-funded buildings, such as public schools, universities and the capitol.

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Internet laughs off press secretary’s claims of presidential calm: ‘How often has Trump struck you as ‘measured’

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President Donald Trump isn't exactly known for being calm or measured, but that's what his White House is claiming he was during a meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders.

"[email protected] was measured & decisive today. @SpeakerPelosi walking out was baffling but not surprising w NO intention of participating in a mtg on nat’l security. Dem “leadership” chose to storm out & whine to cameras, everyone else stayed to work on behalf of our country," tweeted Stephanie Grisham.

It prompted CNN's Chris Cillizza to inquire when Trump ever struck someone as "measured."

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Republicans lack the ‘moxie’ to defend America’s Kurdish allies in Syria: Ex-RNC Chair

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Republicans will criticize President Donald Trump on foreign policy, but lack the nerve to do anything meaningful to protect America's Kurdish allies in northern Syria, the former chair of the Republican Party explained on MSNBC on Wednesday.

MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Steele about what it would take for Republicans to serve as a check on the president.

"I think the only way to make him change his mind is -- he’s got to think they might walk," Todd said.

"Well, that would require a level of moxie that we haven’t seen from the leadership," Steele replied.

"On the foreign policy space, I think that’s the one area where we’ve seen people actually start to push back rhetorically," he noted. "But I don’t know if internally they’ve really sat down with the president and go, 'This is how damaging this is, this is how troublesome it is, and this is the problem you’re having inside the caucus.' I just don’t — at least from the folks I’ve talked to, I haven’t gotten the sense they’ve gone there yet."

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Here are the two Trump claims that the Pentagon chief refused to vouch for

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The White House meeting Wednesday afternoon didn't go well for either party, according to their counterparts. Both sides are dishing on details, including a Democratic aide who said that there were two of President Donald Trump's claims that his own Pentagon chief wouldn't vouch for.

At the onset of the meeting, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) began by reading a quote from Gen. James Mattis, who briefly served in Trump's administration.

"But POTUS cut Schumer off," reported PBS News correspondent Lisa Desjardins. Trump then "said that Gen Mattis was: 'the world’s most overrated general. You know why? He wasn’t tough enough. I captured ISIS. Mattis said it would take 2 yrs. I captured them in 1 month."

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