Politics

Fernando Purón, former mayor of Piedras Negras from 2014 to 2017, had been participating in a congressional debate on Friday when he was gunned down. While taking selfies with constituents, a bearded man can be seen coming up behind Purón and shooting him in the head. Purón’s death makes him as the 112th political candidate to be murdered in Mexico since September of last year.

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The ‘Arm in Arm’ decals they wore in training camp were rejected by the league for the regular season

The Dallas Cowboys asked the NFL if the team could wear decals honoring the fallen members of the Dallas Police Department and the NFL, unsurprisingly, said no.

When training camp opened in Oxnard, Calif., earlier this offseason, the Cowboys unveiled “Arm in Arm” helmet decals, designed to pay tribute to the men who lost their lives during the downtown Dallas shooting in July, while also symbolically representing the Cowboys support of the community.

Naturally, the NFL won’t let them wear the decals during the regular season.

“Everyone has to be uniform with the league and the other 31 teams,” Jerry Jones said Wednesday. “We respect their decision.”
It’s pretty easy to get upset about the NFL over this. The league has a long history of appearing tone deaf when it comes to letting players and teams support various causes. Brandon Marshall, then with the Bears, was fined more than $10,000 for wearing green shoes to raise awareness for mental-health issues.

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams wanted to wear pink all season long to honor his mother, who died of breast cancer. The NFL told him no.

Republican senators voted Tuesday to more forward on their seven-year pledge to repeal portions of Obamacare, with Vice President Mike Pence issuing the tie-breaking vote to unlock hours of debate to assemble details of a final healthcare bill.

The procedural motion was advanced along party lines by a 50-50 vote, with Pence breaking the tie. All 48 Democrats and two Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, voted no.

The vote was held open while senators waited for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, to arrive on the Senate floor.

The vote begins as much as 20 hours of debate on the House-passed healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act, and a new bill will be swapped in its place. A vote in favor of beginning debate does not necessarily indicate that a senator will support a final repeal bill.

Republicans are expected to debate repealing portions of Obamacare, including its taxes, and the individual mandate that requires people to buy insurance or pay a fine. The party has been hammering out details for several months, trying to bring various factions of the party together regarding changes to Medicaid and whether the Senate bill would adequately result in lower premiums. Centrists are concerned about the impact that repealing Obamacare would have on the law’s Medicaid expansion and on people with pre-existing conditions, while conservatives say that the Senate bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, doesn’t do enough to repeal Obamacare and bring down premiums.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated that 23 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 under the House-passed bill.

Before the vote began, about 20 protesters shouted “kill the bill” and, “Shame! Shame! Shame!” from the public viewing gallery after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., implored fellow Republicans to vote in favor of starting debate. They were escorted out before the vote began.

“We can’t let this moment slip by,” McConnell said in a floor speech ahead of the vote. “We’ve talked about this too long. We’ve wrestled with the issues, we’ve watched the consequences of the status quo. The people who sent us here expect us to begin this debate, to have the courage to tackle a tough issue.”

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A Northern Arizona University student had her grade docked by her professor for using the word “mankind” in a paper.

Cailin Jeffers, an English major at NAU, was penalized one point out of a possible 50 by English professor Dr. Anne Scott for not using a gender-neutral term, Campus Reform reported.

On “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Jeffers said she had a discussion with Scott, who claimed that type of “gendered language” is sexist, oppressive and anti-woman.

Tucker created a hypothetical scenario: If a student in Scott’s class wore a burka because she wasn’t allowed to show her hair to men, would Scott declare that sexist?

“She wouldn’t say a thing about it,” Jeffers said. “I have no idea why feminists are obsessing over tiny, little microaggressions such as issues like how the word ‘mankind’ is used when there are women living under Sharia law who are actually oppressed by an actual patriarchy.”

Watch more above, and read about this Pennsylvania principal who suspended nearly half the students at a high school.

Among the violent unrest in Washington D.C. this week, images came to light showing an anti-Trump protester showing a photo of an ISIS flag, as well as an ISIS beheading video on his phone – presumably to intimidate Trump supporters.

An individual took the photos of said young man, saying he was inside the Proper 21 sports bar in Washington on Thursday night when the male approached the window.

“A man outside in a partial black mask held up an ISIS flag on his phone he was showing people inside through the glass (mainly Trump supporters),” the source told InfoWars. “He pointed both fingers to his eyes and then to those watching him,” he said. “We alerted security at the bar but do not think anything was done. He returned to show a video of an ISIS beheading as if to taunt those inside.”

He says he also filed an FBI report online following the disturbing incident.