After its latest mass shootings, Texas leads the way in loosening gun laws

Four of 10 deadliest massacres in the modern US occurred in the state but its governor has stuck to the NRA playbook Hours after Texas suffered its latest mass shooting, when a gunman drove through Odessa on Saturday shooting randomly from an assault-style rifle and killing seven people, the states Republican governor, Greg Abbott, declared that hed had enough. I have been to too many of these events as governor, he said. I am tired of the dying in Texas. Too many Texans have lost their lives. The status quo in Texas is unacceptable and action is needed. His sense of urgency was all too understandable. Texas has been the scene of white supremacist murdered 22 people. Abbotts call to …

Republican Justin Amash faces party’s wrath after call to impeach Trump

Congressman was dismissed by Republicans and rebuked by Trump after saying he engaged in impeachable conduct As the only Republican in Congress to call for the impeachment of Donald Trump, Justin Amash is impeachable conduct. He also accused the attorney general, William Barr, of misleading the US public. In the 48 hours that followed Amashs intervention, the five-term libertarian was rebuked by the president, dismissed by Republican colleagues and challenged from the right in his district. Jim Lowe, a Michigan state representative, said on Sunday he would run for Amashs seat in the Republican primary next year. I am a pro-Trump, pro-life, pro-jobs, pro-second amendment, pro-family values Republican, Lowe said in a statement. Justin Amashs tweets yesterday calling for President …

The Republicans taking on Trump in 2020 despite the very, very slim odds

The Republican class of 2020 is serious about defeating the incumbent president even pumping their life savings in their campaigns or quitting their careers Donald Trump won the Republican nomination with ease in 2016, defeating more than a dozen rivals before going on to win the presidential election. Ahead of 2020, all eyes are now on the spectacularly crowded 2020 Democratic primary race. But it is easy to forget, or not notice, that Trump will need to beat off 52 Republican challengers, from across the country, if he is to have any chance of a second term. The presidents declared rivals are less vaunted this time round. So far only national name recognition. But the rest of the class of …