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CNN host shuts down Jack Kingston blaming Hollywood over shooting when asked if Trump will stand up to the NRA

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Appearing on CNN Sunday morning, conservative Jack Kingston did everything he could to shield President Donald Trump form having to exhibit any type of leadership and buck the NRA when it comes to pushing forward sensible gun control policies.

Speaking with host Victor Blackwell, Kingston filibustered left and right on new gun laws while denying the NRA was a political group.

“You know what I think would be really great is if we could hear from party leaders on both sides of the aisle right now and say, ‘You know what? This is substantive, let’s get to work on it,” Kingston explained.

“One question to Jack is: will the president buckle when the NRA exerts overwhelming pressure on him because they gave him $30 million during his presidential campaign?” panelist Maria Cardona asked.

“Why are we swinging at the NRA?” Kingston shot back. “Remember, it’s about the 2nd Amendment and not a political group.”

“It’s absolutely about a political group,” Cardona quickly responded.

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“Let me say this. I would put in there what is the effect of violence on video games and violence in Hollywood?” Kingston continued.

“Jack, that wasn’t the question!” host Kingston interjected. “Jack, the president said in the health care conversation that ‘I will take the heat. Whatever this group puts together, I will take the heat on that.’ When the heat came a day or two later he was backing out and doing exactly what he said he wouldn’t do.”

“Right now the president says the NRA is for it and the NRA has said they are not for it,” Blackwell charged.

“I know the NRA is hated by the left, but this –,” Kingston attempted.

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“It has nothing to do with the left or right,” Blackwell exclaimed, cutting him off. “It has to do with the president’s commitment to doing what he says he wants to do and the NRA’s insistence it will not happen.”

“The party leaders should grab this,” Kingston attempted again.

“Who is the Republican Party leader?” Blackwell challenged. “If you’re saying the party leader should grab it, isn’t that the president?”

“No, I’m talking about the legislative branch. Let’s have Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) say we will take it and run with it. I don’t know why this is such a hard concept?” Kingston replied.

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Sailing among the stars: Here’s how photons could revolutionize space flight

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A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to power it but a huge polyester "solar sail."

It's been the stuff of scientists' dreams for decades but has only very recently become a reality.

The idea might sounds crazy: propelling a craft through the vacuum of space with no engine, no fuel, and no solar panels, but instead harnessing the momentum of packets of light energy known as photons -- in this case from our Sun.

The spacecraft to be launched on Monday, called LightSail 2, was developed by the Planetary Society, a US organization that promotes space exploration which was co-founded by the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan in 1980.

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Russians to prod Putin on poverty and his personal life as his ratings tank

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Russians are set to ask President Vladimir Putin about growing poverty at home and tensions abroad during an annual televised phone-in Thursday, which comes following a fall in his approval ratings.

The leader is also likely to face a degree of grilling on his personal life, according to questions submitted by the public online ahead of the live show.

Set to be held for the 17th time since Putin came to power in 1999, the show starts at 0900 GMT and usually lasts several hours.

Ahead of the carefully choreographed show, more than one million questions had been submitted, organisers told Russian news agencies.

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Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns

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Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.

In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.

The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.

"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."

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