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Voting and Assault Weapons

President Bill Clinton was right when he said, “A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon.”

From TP:

While Clinton also called on America to implement health care reform and invest in science and education, the gun line elicited the biggest controversy, leading Alex Seitz-Wald to fact-check the claim. As it turns out, Clinton is correct: individuals can buy assault weapons without showing identification in more than 30 states, while federal law prohibits states from allowing individuals to vote without some form of identification. In recent years, 13 states have passed stricter voter ID requirements and half a dozen more are considering voter suppression measures in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling invalidating a key section of the Voting Rights Act.

In fact, a ThinkProgress analysis found that anyone can obtain assault rifles from unlicensed dealers at gun shows or online without a background check in 39 states. Zero states allow people to vote without some proof of identification:

Thursday Evening News Roundup

Thursday Evening News Roundup

Enjoyed a little present from the American Board of Surgery today. It was less fun than you think.

President Bill Clinton in Orlando. He is on.

I am still trying to figure out what the hell happened in Libya. So, a You Tube video did all of this? Really? I ain’t buying it. It looks like it is more complex than the original story. I still don’t understand how the ambassador died. It seems that everyone was leaving the embassy and he got separated from everyone and somehow ended up dead at the hospital. Crazy.

From MaddowBlog:

Turmoil spreads: “Deadly outrage in the Arab world over an American-made video insulting Islam’s founder spread to at least half a dozen places across the Middle East on Thursday and threatened to draw in Afghanistan.”

As President Obama vows to be “relentless” in pursuing those who attacked the U.S. consulate in Libya, officials in Libya have already made four arrests as part of the investigation.

Is Egypt an ally or an enemy of the United States? Well, it’s complicated. Continue reading Thursday Evening News Roundup

Bill Clinton at the DNC

Bill Clinton delivers a barn burner at the DNC. There is something about President Bill Clinton that really, really gets under the skin of conservatives. They can’t stand him. Their heads start to spin when someone even thinks about mentioning Bill Clinton.

From DK:

He also tried to work with Congressional Republicans on Health Care, debt reduction, and jobs, but that didn’t work out so well. Probably because, as the Senate Republican leader, in a remarkable moment of candor, said two years before the election, their number one priority was not to put America back to work, but to put President Obama out of work.

Senator, I hate to break it to you, but we’re going to keep President Obama on the job!

In Tampa, the Republican argument against the President’s re-election was pretty simple: we left him a total mess, he hasn’t cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. Continue reading Bill Clinton at the DNC