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President Donald Trump, VP Mike Pence make history at NRA

2:38 pm May. 4, 2018

DALLAS – President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both addressed the National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits today, the first time a president and vice president have appeared jointly.

“We love Texas!” Trump said after chants of USA! USA! died down. Trump ticked off a long list of local politicians to thank and endorse including Gov. Greg Abbott and his one-time opponent, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, both up

No tickets left for President Trump’s NRA address today

6:59 am May. 4, 2018

DALLAS – The auditorium at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, where the 147th NRA convention is headquartered, holds about 10,000 seats. There are none available for today’s Leadership Forum, where President Donald Trump and

What to know if you want to bring your guns to the NRA convention

12:37 pm May. 3, 2018

DALLAS – The 147th National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits starts here today, and the estimated 80,000 attendees will have “15 acres” of firearms to peruse. If that’s not enough, there’s a “Wall of Guns” raffle station set up outside the main exhibition hall.

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Lawfully carried firearms are allowed in the Kay Bailey

Camille Cosby blames racism, media, corruption for Bill Cosby verdict

11:33 am May. 3, 2018

Bill Cosby’s wife Camille Cosby says a “lynch mob” mentality spurred by a “frenzied” media, “exploitive and corrupt” prosecutors and institutional racism combined to produce a guilty verdict in her husband’s trial.

“This is mob justice, not real justice,” she said in a lengthy statement posted via social media. “This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country.”

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Donald Trump and Alyssa Milano are both headed to NRA convention

7:03 am May. 3, 2018

DALLAS – The NRA’s 147th annual convention starts here today. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to address the gathering on Friday; prominent protesters including actress Alyssa Milano are on the way as well.

“Everything’s so politically sensitive,” said Bruce Ross, who was among the vendors setting up on Wednesday at the enormous Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, where the event will be held. His booth sells books

W. Kamau Bell on addressing racism on screen and in real life

7:02 am May. 3, 2018

Recent news of two black men being led from a Philadelphia Starbucks in handcuffs was utterly shocking to many. Not to W. Kamau Bell.

“I relate to what these brothers went through. A similar thing happened to me,” the comic and broadcaster said during a recent visit to Morehouse College.

No charges were filed, and Starbucks responded to the swift and widespread criticism by announcing all locations will close

Herman Cain: Kanye West is right

10:55 am May. 2, 2018

Kanye West is coming in for heaps of criticism following his comments about slavery during a TMZ video, but not from Herman Cain.

The author, businessman and broadcaster who made bids for the U.S. Senate and White House, is out with a post titled “Kanye says ‘slavery for 400 years, that feels like a choice’; here’s why he’s right.”

“People are too busy venting their outrage with him to really hear what

Starting next year, Boy Scouts will have a new name

10:05 am May. 2, 2018

Beginning in February 2019 the program now known as the Boy Scouts will become Scouts BSA, a branding change that reflects the decision to allow girls to join.

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