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Software company cuts ties with the NRA

Software company cuts ties with the NRA

A software company that previously advertised a free trial to National Rifle Association members told ThinkProgress it has asked the NRA to remove the offer from its website. Teresa Zimmerman, director of marketing for Personify Corp, Wild Apricot’s parent organization, said late Friday that she has asked the NRA to remove Wild Apricot from the […]

Trump says security clearance process is actually too rigorous

A week after his chief of staff ordered an overhaul of the process for granting White House security clearances, President Donald Trump on Friday blamed an overly rigorous background vetting process for holding up the approval of his son-in-law’s permanent security clearance. “It’s a broken system and it shouldn’t take this long,” said Trump during […]

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Parkland survivor calls out Melania Trump for failed anti-bullying effort

The younger sister of teenage gun control advocate David Hogg called out the First Lady’s silence on the relentless  cyberbullying that the Parkland survivors are now facing — a campaign supported on Twitter by Donald Trump Jr. Lauren Hogg, who was in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with her brother last week when a gunman […]

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Avis and Budget dump the NRA

A pair of major car rental companies are the latest to sever ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA). Both Avis and Budget, car rental companies operated by the same parent company, offered up to 25 percent off base rate to NRA members. On Friday, the parent company, Avis Budget Group, announced those benefits would […]

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Two moving companies cut ties with NRA

A pair of major moving companies are the latest to sever ties to the National Rifle Association. Both Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines, moving companies operated by the same parent company, offered unspecified discounts for NRA members. On Friday, the parent company announced those benefits would be ending. “North American and Allied […]

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Hertz cuts ties with the NRA

As backlash to corporations that support the National Rifle Association (NRA) grows, another major rental car company said Friday it will no longer be offering discounts to NRA members. Hertz said on Twitter that it notified the gun lobby of its decision. Representatives for the company did not immediately respond to requests for comment. We […]

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Former Trump campaign adviser Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy and lying to the FBI

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates pleaded guilty on Friday to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of making false statements to the FBI and special prosecutor’s office, in the latest sign that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is heating up. Standing before the judge with his […]

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Second Amendment or tax cuts? Pressed by Trump, CPAC attendees take their pick.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND — If you had to pick between Second Amendment or tax cuts, what would you choose? For attendees at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) Friday, the answer was surprisingly easy. “[Democrats] will take away those massive tax cuts and they will take away your Second Amendment,” President Trump said during a long, […]

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They weren’t sophisticated, but Russian fake Facebook pages were incredibly popular – and effective

As the dust settles from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s bombshell indictment of a number of Russians for their social media interference operations, the extent of their reach and influence remains an open question. Nonetheless, the argument that the Facebook operation coordinated out of St. Petersburg was sloppy, and thus ineffective, gained new prominence this week — […]

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Death threats force Parkland shooting survivor to leave Facebook

At a town hall on Wednesday night, the survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, made Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) squirm with a series of pointed questions about his support for the Second Amendment. One question that drew particularly loud cheers came from Cameron Kasky, when he asked Rubio, “Can you tell me right now […]

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