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Should Released Felons Have Their Voting Rights Restored?

Earlier this year, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, issued an executive order to restore voting rights to felons who have completed their prison sentences.

McAuliffe’s action is being challenged in lawsuits from Judicial Watch and Republican leaders of Virginia’s House and Senate. They say McAuliffe violated the state constitution and exceeded his authority by restoring voting rights to 206,000 released felons all at once, rather than individually through an application process.

We take a look at the debate and explain what’s at stake. So what do you think? Leave a comment below. (For more from the author of “Should Released Felons Have Their Voting Rights Restored?” please click HERE)

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Orlando Shooting Witness Explains Why He Held Club’s Door Shut During Escape

One of the first witnesses interviewed after the shooting in Orlando Sunday said he and another witness held closed a small exit door in an apparent attempt to prevent the shooter from following their group into an alleyway.

Luis Burbano, an actor based in Orlando, explained the scene of the crime in two interviews with Fox News Channel and ABC News. Burbano said he was in the club while the shooting was ongoing for “no more than a minute, minute and a half.”

Burbano claimed he and a group of around 20 people were able to escape through a small side alley for employees just outside the main building. As the sounds of gunshots began to get closer and closer, Burbano and another witness held closed a small door. Burbano said the entire group was “crammed” in the alley while trying to escape through a hole in a fence.

“We went to this alleyway which led for only employees and … me and this random guy tried blocking the door, cause at that point, like I said, the bullets were getting louder and closer so we blocked this door,” Burbano told ABC News.

“And we did hear banging, and I pray it wasn’t anyone trying to escape, because I would forever feel guilty, but at that point there was about 20 people in front of us crammed in this little alleyway with a big hole in one of the fences and just trying to topple over, just trying to … escape, just run.” (Read more from “Orlando Shooting Witness Explains Why He Held Club’s Door Shut During Escape” HERE)

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WATCH: FBI Director Warns Democrat Gun Control Measures Could ‘Blow’ Terror Investigations

FBI Director James Comey has warned Democrats that their plans to ban individuals on terrorist watch lists from purchasing firearms threatens to damage FBI terror investigations.

Congressional Quarterly (Paywall) reports that a spokeswoman for the FBI said that “Comey does not take a position on the proposed gun amendment but … has told lawmakers he is focused on the operational side and the FBI does not endorse legislation.”

During a 2015 Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Director Comey said that stopping the sales of firearms could “blow our investigation”

“Well, senator, what we do now is if someone on the watch list purchases or attempts to purchase a firearm, an immediate alert is sent to the agents who are the source of the suspicion about that individual, so they can incorporate that information into their investigation,” Comey said.

“It’s a little bit challenging for us because known or suspected means it hasn’t been adjudicated in every case that somebody is a terrorist,” Comey said. “It’s somebody we’re investigating, so we don’t want to, obviously, blow our investigation. Sorry.”

Here’s video of the testimony:

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You’ll Never Guess the Ridiculous Reason This Daily News Reporter Says He Has PTSD

Just a day after a radical Islamic terrorist took the lives of 49 Americans at a nightclub in Orlando, Gersh Kuntzman of the New York Daily News decided he was going to put his best liberal bias to task and show why AR-15’s are “horrifying, dangerous and very very loud.”

Kuntzman couldn’t fathom why anyone would ever want to own one of these “military style assault weapons,” so he traveled to a gun shop in Philadelphia and did what so many Americans have the right to do in their spare time: he shot a firearm in a safe setting, just for the fun of it. The results were highly entertaining:

“The recoil bruised my shoulder. The brass shell casing disoriented me as they flew past my face … The explosions — loud like a bomb — gave me a temporary case of PTSD … I was anxious and irritable,” Kuntzman journals of his poor little traumatized emotions!

O.M.G. L.O.L. Please excuse me while I compose myself …

Ok Mr. Kuntzman, time to grow some balls.

I’m a 135 lb. female and have absolutely zero fear of firing an AR-15. And. I can tell you, without a doubt, it does NOT sound like a cannon, nor does it feel like a bazooka.

In fact, I’ve been using firearms since I was 6 years old when my dad put a double barrel shotgun in my hands and taught me to properly fire it. It’s amazing how not terrifying something is when you’re taught to have a healthy respect of it.

These little girls don’t seem to have a problem firing their AR-15’s either:

And to be sure you know I’m not being sexist, here are two little boys who didn’t seem to have a problem firing AR-15’s:

As Erick Erickson notes, Kuntzman’s attempt at reporting is full of fabrications, fact distortions and flat-out overheated false narratives.

One last thing to note in this ridiculous garbage the Daily News calls “reporting,” the terrorist did not even use an AR-15. Why does the Left insist on using this terrorist attack to take away law abiding citizens’ ability to own these firearms?

So Mr. Kuntzman, in addition to revoking your man card, I’d like to also revoke your ethical journalist card. (For more from the author of “You’ll Never Guess the Ridiculous Reason This Daily News Reporter Says He Has PTSD” please click HERE)

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Hillary Clinton: My Presidential Campaign ‘Belongs to’ Abortionists and Planned Parenthood

Hillary Clinton said her historic presidential campaign “belongs to” Planned Parenthood “staff” and abortionists.

“I’m grateful to the entire Planned Parenthood family. You made this campaign your own,” the Democratic presidential nominee said at a speech before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, D.C., on Friday. After specifically referencing the 1,000 volunteers who showed up for a Planned Parenthood training event in Pittsburgh last month, she continued.

“It belongs to the staff, the donors, and to the providers,” she said.

She specifically mentioned Dr. Amna Dermish, an abortionist in Texas who was caught on video laughing as she said that removing a baby’s skull and brain intact is a goal she would “strive for.”

Clinton also singled out Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, making a muffled reference to the mounting difficulties she faces as Planned Parenthood has become the center of multiple state and federal investigations into possible fetal organ trafficking. (Read more from “Hillary Clinton: My Presidential Campaign ‘Belongs to’ Abortionists and Planned Parenthood” HERE)

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Media: We Would Cover Hillary Clinton’s Scandals If It Wasn’t for Trump

Video Transcript:

As Hillary Clinton’s email and foundation scandal worsens, you may be wondering where all the media coverage is.

CHUCK TODD: The last 10 days could have been about nothing but emails, nothing but negatives about Hillary Clinton. We could be talking about Democratic hand-wringing. But, there’s Donald Trump.

Morning Joe admitted as much also, saying it’s Trump’s fault they aren’t covering Clinton’s scandals.

MICHAEL STEELE: Unfortunately, if you had a different nominee or a nominee with a different mindset, not talking about a personal legal matter but rather talking about the 38,000 jobs from last month, talking about the IG report, talking about trade and other issues that have palpable impact on the Democratic nominee…

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Can I stop you there Michael? Can you believe the IG report that came out talking about Hillary Clinton? Playing fast and loose with information regarding drone strikes? As top secret as it gets. And we have a Republican nominee that doesn’t, he’s talking about Trump University. Are you kidding me? That would be dominating the week but for Donald Trump’s own self-absorbed campaign.

So instead of actually talking about the Clinton scandals, they berated Donald Trump for not talking about them. Apparently that counts as journalism these days.

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Pastor Jack Graham Answers the Question: How Do We Face the Growing Darkness?

James and Betty Robison recently sat down with Dr. Jack Graham, pastor of the 40,000+ member Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX. They asked him what he says to churchgoers distraught about what is happening in America. The full interview is scheduled for Sept. 6 and 8 on Life Today. Below are some sneak previews.

Facing the Darkness

Can Christians Vote for Those Who “Shed Innocent Blood?”

The Challenge for the Church to Stand Up to Those Who Are “Moving the Mark.”

James Robison emphasized the difference between living in a society affected by evil versus being part of a society “sold out to evil.” He and Graham then discussed those intent on “moving the mark” by working to remove Judeo-Christian norms and punishing those who speak out against their efforts.

“It Has to Start with the Pastors — We are compromised at many levels.”

We Have the Tools to Fix This.

They then discussed the way forward: not dependence on a political solution (though we need to vote). It is much more a rising to the Christian responsibility of speaking truth to power boldly, as Daniel, Joseph and the prophets did. That must be done by all of us, great and small.

Betty Robison, A Mother and Grandmother, Weighs in on the Urgency of the Times.

James asked his wife Betty to discuss her thoughts concerning the times. “We need to be weeping,” she said. “Our hearts need to be crushed.” She added that the church must fall on its face in prayer, then rise up with courage, strength and boldness and “march together.” (For more from the author of “Pastor Jack Graham Answers the Question: How Do We Face the Growing Darkness?” please click HERE)

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This Pro-Hillary Ad Brutalizes Trump, but There’s One Problem

It is an effective attack on Trump. It is the first of many from the group. The Super PAC said, in the YouTube video description, “between now and Election Day we will share stories of middle-class Americans across the country and educate voters about why Hillary Clinton is the clear choice for President. We can and must stop Donald Trump.”

When you watch the ad, you immediately get the feeling you could be watching a pro-life ad. With a little tweak the ad could be a negative ad against Hillary Clinton. Right at the 23-second point, the mother says, “when I saw Donald Trump mock a disabled person, I was just shocked.” She could have just as easily said, “when I saw Hillary Clinton stand up and support disability selective abortions, I was just shocked.”

Last month, Clinton vocally and unequivocally came out against an Indiana Law that would ban disability selective abortions. The Washington Post reported:

“I will defend a woman’s right to make her own health-care decisions,” Clinton said to a few hundred supporters packed into a sweltering recreation center. “I’ll tell ya, I’ll defend Planned Parenthood against these attacks. And I commend the women of this state, young and old, for standing up against this governor and this legislature.”

She did not mention the details of the legislation, House Bill 1337, which bans abortions for several factors not deemed life-threatening. As enacted, the bill prohibits termination of pregnancy if the woman asking for it is motivated by the “race, color, national origin, ancestry, or sex of the fetus” or “diagnosis or potential diagnosis of the fetus having Down syndrome or any other disability.” [emphasis added]

Doctors routinely suggest that disabled children be aborted. This is something that even ABC News took note of this week. A fact that Clinton certainly must know.

While Donald Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter was crass and inexcusable, he does not support killing children for having disabilities. Hillary Clinton, just last month, did. (For more from the author of “This Pro-Hillary Ad Brutalizes Trump, but There’s One Problem” please click HERE)

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White House Caught Lying About Scrubbing Public Record

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The White House has now joined the State Department in being caught doctoring the public record.

KEVIN CORKE: Can you state categorically that no senior official in this administration has ever lied publicly about any aspect of the Iran nuclear deal?

JOSH EARNEST: No, Kevin.

The White House changed the embarrassing admission to say “inaudible” in the transcript.

BYRON TAU: ABC reported over the weekend that the White House scratched a line from a briefing transcript because reportedly, you said it was “inaudible.” I was in that briefing and I recall the question and it seemed pretty audible to me. The video also makes it pretty clear. I heard what was being said. Is the White House going to restore that line?

EARNEST
: Well, Byron, I think what was true at the time is that there was a little cross-talk.

I don’t think so Josh. But let’s see if there’s cross-talk one more time.

CORKE: Can you state categorically that no senior official in this administration has ever lied publicly about any aspect of the Iran nuclear deal?

JOSH EARNEST: No, Kevin.

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Here’s How Clinton Answered When Asked If the Right to Bear Arms Is a Constitutional Right

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton declined to say if she thinks the Second Amendment guarantees the constitutional right to bear arms during an interview Sunday with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

Stephanopoulos asked Clinton, “Do you believe that an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right, that it’s not linked to service in a militia?”

“I think that for most of our history, there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment until the decision by the late Justice Scalia, and there was no argument until then that localities and states and the federal government had a right, as we do with every amendment, to impose reasonable regulations,” she replied. “So I believe we can have common-sense gun safety measures consistent with the Second Amendment” . . .

“I said, do you believe that their conclusion that an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right?” he pressed.

“If it is a constitutional right, then it, like every other constitutional right, is subject to reasonable regulations, and what people have done with that decision is to take it as far as they possibly can and reject what has been our history from the very beginning of the republic, where some of the earliest laws that were passed were about firearms,” Clinton said. (Read more from “Here’s How Clinton Answered When Asked If the Right to Bear Arms Is a Constitutional Right” HERE)

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