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Daily Kos Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:52:58 GMT  

23 senators send letter to Senate leaders seeking end to ban on gun violence research

Twenty-two Democratic senators and one independent sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday seeking to keep a rider that blocks federal research into gun violence out of annual appropriations bills. In light of the “gun epidemic,” the letter states: 

One step that we should be able to agree on is to study the problem, in order to understand the causes and characteristics of gun violence and the best strategies to prevent future tragedies. Yet policymakers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, and others lack comprehensive, scientific information because gun-violence prevention research has ground to a halt. The principal reason is that, since 1996, Congress included an annual appropriations rider prohibiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from lobbying for gun control. Specifically, the rider provides that none of the funds available to the CDC may be used “to advocate or promote gun control.” Unfortunately, this rider has been misconstrued as a ban on supporting scientific research into the causes of gun violence and has chilled practically all research efforts.

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The research “ban” is one of the most pernicious impacts of the extremists in charge of the National Rifle Association. NRA arm-twisting led to the rider the senators talk about in the letter being passed in 1996. It was first added to an appropriations bill by Jay Dickey Jr., then a Republican Congressman from Arkansas. Congress followed up by shifting $2.6 million that the previous year had been budgeted for gun violence research into traumatic brain injury research, instead.

After that first vote, Knight-Ridder investigated and found that 75 percent of the lawmakers who backed the Dickey Amendment had received $1.6 million from the NRA that same year. Only six of the 158 members who opposed the measure had received support from the gun lobby.

The NRA’s motives were clear. In 1993, in the New England Journal of Medicine, Arthur Kellerman, and his colleagues published “Gun ownership as a risk factor for homicide in the home.” The study showed that rather than protecting families, keeping guns at home was associated with an increased risk of homicide by a family member or intimate acquaintance. The NRA demanded elimination of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, which had funded the NEJM study.

The Dickey Amendment didn’t actually prohibit all federally funded gun violence research. But, aMichael Hiltzik has reported, “The real blow was delivered by a succession of pusillanimous CDC directors, who decided that the safest course bureaucratically was simply to zero out the whole field.”


Pensito Review Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:52:58 GMT  

Fox News: Britain Votes to Leave UN
Apparently Fox News does not understand the Brexit vote.
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Found on Twitter

Apparently Fox News does not understand the Brexit vote.


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ThinkProgressPage Array – ThinkProgress Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:52:59 GMT  

Walker Thought His Business Tax Break Would Stimulate The Economy. The Early Returns Aren’t Good.

The latest evidence that massive tax giveaways may not stimulate the economy after all.

The post Walker Thought His Business Tax Break Would Stimulate The Economy. The Early Returns Aren’t Good. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

After Lead Contamination In House Office Building’s Water, Lawmakers Demand EPA Reforms

The letter urges the EPA to update its rules to be in line with current science and technologies.

The post After Lead Contamination In House Office Building’s Water, Lawmakers Demand EPA Reforms appeared first on ThinkProgress.

El Niño And Climate Change Are Making The Amazon Dry And Flammable

Droughts were once considered rare events in the Amazon, but they are increasing.

The post El Niño And Climate Change Are Making The Amazon Dry And Flammable appeared first on ThinkProgress.


Politicus USA Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:52:59 GMT  

Trump Goes Full Racist And Admits He’s Looking At Firing All Non-White TSA Agents
Donald Trump admitted during an event in New Hampshire that he is looking at firing all non-white TSA agents.

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Unstable Trump Goes Off The Rails And Jokes About Mexico Attacking The US
Donald Trump took his unstable behavior to a new level by "joking" in the middle of his New Hampshire rally that Mexico is coming to attack the United States.

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CNN In Hot Water After New Hire Corey Lewandowski Turns Up At Trump NH Rally
After Corey Lewandowski was spotted at Donald Trump’s New Hampshire event this afternoon, questions were raised about CNN’s relationship to the Trump campaign.

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Paul Krugman Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:53:00 GMT  

The Macroeconomics of Brexit: Motivated Reasoning?
Sloppy thinking is always a vice.
Against Eurotimidity
A manifesto that misses.
Friday Night Music: Quilt at Bowery Ballroom
A touch of the 60s on Delancey Street.

Media Matters for America - Latest Items Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:53:00 GMT  

On MSNBC, Ex-GOP Staffer Details How The Purpose Of Voter ID Laws Is To "Take People's Constitutional Rights Away"

From the April 7 edition of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes:

TODD ALLBAUGH: I've been a Republican for a long time. It was at that moment, Chris, in that room in the senate Republican caucus when I heard people, a Party I had fought for for over 30 years of my life, actually giddy and happy and talking about how we can take people's Constitutional rights away, or at least impede them, in order to hang onto power.

[...]

Now, you have a group of people in the state legislature, particularly in the senate Republican caucus, who want to impede peoples' voting rights. That's the point where I said "I can't do it anymore." I can't be a Republican, I can't keep going to caucuses because this Party no longer represents me and what I believe in. 

[...]

Republicans used to fight for voting rights, and here they were taking them away. So, yes, the point is, this was a poignant point in my life. I remember it clearly and certainly the point in that room that day was how do we do this quickly because there was a lot of recalls going on in Wisconsin at that time. How do we do it quickly so that we can make sure we hang onto power in the future.

Previously:

Watch Seth Meyers Call Out The Discriminatory And "Deeply Dysfunctional" Impact Of Voter ID Laws

MSNBC Shows How Wisconsin Voter ID Laws Disenfranchised College Students

Right-Wing Media Use Wisconsin Primary Turnout To Dismiss Discriminatory Impact Of Voter ID Laws


Right Wing Watch Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:53:00 GMT  

Right Wing Round-Up - 6/30/16

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