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Security measures heightened as thousands head to Richmond for large gun rights rally

Stacks of chain-link fencing, white-covered tents and rows of metal detectors were in place Sunday night around Richmond’s Capitol ahead of Monday’s widely-publicized gun rights rally.  Thousands of people from across the country are expected to attend the demonstration demanding state Democrats drop a push for comprehensive gun control in the commonwealth. 

Baltimore state’s attorney blasts police union’s ‘political rhetoric’ after video shows mob attacking officer

Baltimore’s state’s attorney, Marilyn Mosby, took aim at the city’s police union Saturday after union officials condemned a violent attack Friday night against a city police officer.

Virginia city official brings AR-15-style rifle to council meeting – triggering some colleagues

A city official in Virginia showed support for the Second Amendment earlier this week by bringing an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle to a city council meeting.

Former Florida mayor gets prison after buying BMW, beach condo with $650G in United Way funds

A former Florida mayor was reportedly sentenced to 51 months in prison and required to pay full restitution Friday for embezzling more than $650,000 from United Way — after a Navy veteran’s testimony played a key role in his conviction.

Cuomo should focus on NY’s bail law, $6.1B budget gap than state flag, license plates: state lawmakers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been taking heat this week from state Republicans, many of whom say the governor’s priorities seem misplaced.

Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSantis, rules convicted felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida’s Supreme Court has sided with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by ruling that some convicted felons should be required to pay off any fines or fees before they can regain their right to vote.

Oklahoma lawmakers propose ‘MAGA’ and ‘Keep America Great’ license plates to aid veterans

Two slogans associated with President Trump have now been pitched for license plates in Oklahoma that would help raise money for local veterans, according to reports.

DC fire recruits under investigation for flashing ‘OK’ sign in photo, ‘white power’ symbol or ‘circle game’?

The fire department in Washington, D.C., launched an internal investigation Wednesday into a photo taken last year of a group of recruits flashing what some say may have been a “white power” hand gesture, which resembles the “OK” hand sign.

LA City Council may ask MLB to declare Dodgers 2017, 2018 champs following Astros, Red Sox cheating probes

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost consecutive World Series titles to teams now linked to cheating scandals – so L.A. city officials may be going to bat for the hometown team.

Ohio Democrat’s daughter, 36, yelled obscenities, resisted arrest outside Trump rally: police

The daughter of a Democrat county commissioner in Ohio was among three people arrested on disorderly conduct charges outside President Trump’s rally in Toledo on Thursday night, police say.

Connecticut high school’s ‘Redmen’ mascot reinstated after GOP gains control of board

Less than a year after a school board in Connecticut removed a high school’s “Redmen” mascot, arguing it was racist, it voted last week to restore the mascot, according to reports.

Utah to decide if driver’s DEPORTM license plate violates state guidelines

Utah officials announced Friday they are reviewing the vanity license plate “DEPORTM” to decide if it violates state guidelines.

Vermont Democrat lawmaker introduces bill to ban cellphones for people under 21

A Vermont state senator looking to make a point about cell phone use is calling for people there under the age of 21 to face $1,000 fines and jail time if they are caught using the devices.

NJ vaccine bill eliminating religion as student exemption is likely to advance after Senate deal: reports

A large group of protesters gathered outside the statehouse in Trenton, N.J., Thursday to protest a controversial bill that would remove religion as a legal reason for parents not vaccinating public school students.

Tom Brady’s potential Patriots departure draws reactions from Massachusetts politicians

Tom Brady’s future with the New England Patriots has all kinds of question marks but Massachusetts politicians are offering the legendary quarterback some perks if he chooses to stay in Foxborough.

Colorado town duped out of $1M paid to scammer instead of bridge-building contractor, official says

A small town in Colorado was defrauded out of more than $1 million in October when officials sent money meant for construction of a new bridge to a fake account, town administrator Malcolm Fleming said Monday.

Illinois governor pardons more than 11,000 marijuana convictions to ring in 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker granted tens of thousands of pardons for people convicted of low-level marijuana-related offenses on Tuesday.

Illinois governor pardons more than 11,000 marijuana convictions to ring in 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker granted tens of thousands of pardons for people convicted of low-level marijuana-related offenses on Tuesday.

South Carolina Democrat apologizes for ‘white power’ remarks after Army, Navy personnel cleared of racist intent

A South Carolina lawmaker has issued an apology after recently drawing backlash for accusing Army and Navy personnel of making a “white power” gesture at the recent Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia.