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White supremacist arrested by FBI with AR-15 sought to legalize fully-automatic ‘machine guns’: report

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The Las Vegas man arrested by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in connection with bomb-making materials had reportedly sought to legalize fully-automatic “machine guns” in America.

Conor Cline, 23, was charged by United States Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich with the possession of an unregistered firearm and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle was allegedly found during a search of his home.

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Journalist Nick Martin reported on Friday that a petition was filed by somebody named Conor Climo to repeal the ban on machine guns.

The petition echoed National Rifle Association (NRA) talking points against gun regulation.

“We the gun owners of the United States of America have recognized that the Hughes Amendment (a.k.a the 1986 machine gun ban) has done nothing more than restrict the sale of machine guns to law abiding citizens along with the fact that more machine guns still illegally end up in the hands of criminals as opposed to law abiding citizens and not only has it resulted in really ridiculous pricing amounts but it also was based on nothing but fear and paranoia from those who are anti-gun ownership,” the petition read.

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“This repeal will not only restore the second amendment rights lost by the passing of the Hughes amendment but it will also begin the production of a legal civilian machine gun market along with allowing the citizens of the United States to actively take up arms against destructive criminal elements,” it concluded.

A petition to then Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) started by a Conor Climo (screengrab)

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President helped ‘increase anti-Trump turnout’ in red-state governor’s races — which could spell disaster for the GOP

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President Donald Trump was once the Republican Party's greatest asset in an election, mobilizing thousands of supporters to rush to the polls. Recently, however, it seems he's now driving anti-Trump votes up so much that it may no longer be worth the Trump trouble.

“So you’ve got to give me a big win, please,” Trump told a Louisiana crowd this week before the GOP candidate lost the governor's race in a red state.

“What Trump did in Louisiana was increase voter participation. While he increased the pro-Trump turnout, he also increased the anti-Trump turnout. That’s kind of the lesson here,” polling analyst Ron Faucheux told The Washington Post in an interview.

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Ambassador Sondland was updating Trump officials on progress of ‘push for investigations’ — including Mulvaney

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The Wall Street Journal obtained emails showing that ahead of President Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ambassador Gordon Sondland was updating officials on the strive for investigations.

Chief of staff and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney was one of the main points of contact, and he replied to the email saying he would schedule the call with Zelensky.

“I talked to Zelensky just now. He is prepared to receive Potus’ call. Will assure him that he intends to run a fully transparent investigation and will ‘turn over every stone,’” Sondland wrote in an email on July 19.

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White House desperately scheduling things for Trump to do so he won’t watch the impeachment hearings

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Given President Donald Trump worked to intimidate witnesses in real-time during the hearings on the impeachment inquiry last week, the White House is desperately searching for something that can keep him busy.

Axios reported Sunday, the presidential daily schedule will be designed to keep the president distracted with their own counter-programming.

"Trump's schedule for the coming week shows him governing," Axios reported. He'll be promoting jobs and talking about things like "art and culture."

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