The N.R.A. has been assigning fewer A’s and more F’s to Democrats elected to Congress each cycle. Replay The National Rifle Association has significantly fewer allies in Congress than it did a decade ago, a decline driven by the near-total fraying of the group’s ties to Democrats in the House and the Senate, according to a New York Times analysis of the group’s letter grades and endorsements. The N.R.A. still has considerable clout with Republicans, including President Trump and Senate leaders, and it is now flexing its muscles in the debate over background checks. Yet for many years, the group’s influence was broader and deeper because of its large numbers of friends in both parties. These political allies received “A” ratings from the N.R.A. and often feared grade reductions if they crossed it. Now, the number of Democrats in the House with “A” ratings has fallen from 63 after the 2008 elections to three after the 2018 … [Read more...] about The N.R.A. Has Trump. But It Has Lost Allies in Congress.
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By THE NEW YORK TIMES APRIL 18, 2019 These findings, from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, detail his two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The document has been redacted by the Justice Department. Key Takeaways Who’s Been Charged List of Russian Contacts Vol. I: Russian Interference in the 2016 Election Vol. II: Obstruction of Justice Inquiry Explore by person + Show more U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Work Product // May Contain Material Protected Under Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e) Volume I of IISpecial Counsel Robert S. Mueller, IIISubmitted Pursuant to 28 C.F.R. § 600.8(c) Washington, D.C.March 2019 Volume 1: Russian Interference See Original Document + Show more U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Work Product // May Contain Material Protected Under Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e) See Original Document + Show more U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Work … [Read more...] about Read the Mueller Report: Searchable Document and Index
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | In N.R.A. Power Struggle, Insurgents Seek to Oust Wayne LaPierre Advertisement Supported by ByDanny Hakim April 26, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — Turmoil wracking the National Rifle Association is threatening to turn the group’s annual convention into outright civil war, as insurgents maneuver to oust Wayne LaPierre, the foremost voice of the American gun rights movement. The confrontation pits Mr. LaPierre, the organization’s longtime chief executive, against its recently installed president, Oliver L. North, the central figure in the Reagan-era Iran-contra affair, who remains a hero to many on the right. Behind it is a widening crisis involving a legal battle between the N.R.A. and its most influential contractor, Ackerman McQueen, amid renewed threats from regulators in New York, where … [Read more...] about In N.R.A. Power Struggle, Insurgents Seek to Oust Wayne LaPierre
Updated 11:33 am PDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that have been integral to the criminal cases against R. Kelly have been circulating across the nation for years. Some of the tapes leaked out of the singer's collection in the 1990s. less FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those ... more Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, … [Read more...] about The Latest: Judge allows courtroom cameras in R. Kelly case
Sgt. Christian Pastrana, right, prepares toys for a donation to the organization Women in Distress, at the Marine Corps Toys for Tots depot, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Hialeah, Fla. At left is Matthew Williams, picking up the donation for Women in Distress. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Stf. Sgt. Brian Spittler loads a vehicle with toy donations at the Marine Corps Toys for Tots depot, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Dabf Montesir, left, and Quante Watkins, right, of the Miami charity McDonald's Playworld, pick up donations at the Marine Corps Toys for Tots depot, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Keiondra Ross poses with her children Kaydan Lawson, left, Kayla Lawson, and Daniel Lawson, right, at their home, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Miami. Ross is a single mother and receives donations from charities to help put presents under her Christmas tree. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) HIALEAH, Fla. — When Toys R Us closed, Toys … [Read more...] about With Toys R Us gone, Toys for Tots has $5M gap, 250K toys to find