Turkey on Trump Blacklist as Sanctions Spell Trouble for Economy

  1. Turkey on Trump Blacklist as Sanctions Spell Trouble for Economy  Bloomberg
  2. Pompeo Warns Turkey on Detained US Pastor: The Clock Has ‘Run Out’  New York Times
  3. Pompeo Presses Turkey to Release Detained American Pastor  Wall Street Journal
  4. Pompeo warns Turkey clock has run out to release jailed US pastor  Washington Post
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People are sending thoughts and prayers to the NRA, which says it’s in financial trouble

People are sending thoughts and prayers to the NRA, which says it’s in financial troubleThe NRA says it’s in deep financial trouble, and a lot of Twitter isn’t buying it, as evidenced by the way they’ve turned a rhetorical trope on its head.  SEE ALSO: Sacha Baron Cohen, crime-fighting Obama show why satire is a dying art under Trump
Rolling Stone reports the NRA is complaining, as part of a lawsuit against the state of New York, that the state pressured insurers to cut ties with the organization. Without the necessary liability insurance, the NRA says it will be “unable to exist … or pursue its advocacy mission.” It’s understandable if you’re a bit skeptical hearing this news. After all, the NRA has contributed millions to the campaign coffers of members of congress across the country, a big chunk of which has gone to GOP politicians.  These representatives are often the ones whose primary response to every mass shooting —  from Orlando to Las Vegas to Parkland — is to send their “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and families of the shooting without ever imposing any real change that may curtail the next attack. Well, with the NRA’s claims surfacing on Friday, Twitter users were quick to throw the now infamous “thoughts and prayers” line right back at the NRA.  Thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/TfaE0z4k2o — Emmy Bengtson (@EmmyA2) August 3, 2018 Thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/0Y1Fqdn324 — Matthew Ruffini (@Ruffunzo) August 3, 2018 “Thoughts and prayers” pic.twitter.com/bTw3V288Zj — Daniel Tripodi (@triiip97) August 3, 2018 Well I hear thoughts and prayers go far. https://t.co/unVIWzITLh — Lily Herman (@lkherman) August 3, 2018 Thoughts and prayers.https://t.co/cMpzpf0Mu9 — Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) August 3, 2018 Thoughts and prayers @NRA https://t.co/uVR042Ro6g — Clare Sebenius (@scenius01) August 3, 2018 Thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/PllFIqe430 — dylan (@dyllyp) August 3, 2018 Of course, the NRA could probably benefit from whatever thoughts and prayers we can spare, as they also have that pesky Russian penetration thing to deal with.  Alas.


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NRA is in deep financial trouble and may soon 'be unable to exist'

NRA is in deep financial trouble and may soon 'be unable to exist'The National Rifle Association (NRA) has said it’s suffering from substantial financial issues that could cause the organisation to “be unable to exist”. In a recent court filing, the powerful organisation that lobbies on behalf of gun makers, owners and campaigns against almost all gun regulations, said it had lost its media insurance coverage due to an aggressive campaign brought on by New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo. A lack of liability insurance threatens to shut down the group’s multi-million dollar media entities, including NRATV, its own streaming channel.


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From Imus to 101.5, jocks say something awful, get in trouble. We've seen this before.

  1. From Imus to 101.5, jocks say something awful, get in trouble. We’ve seen this before.  NJ.com
  2. Two radio hosts are taken off air after they refer to America’s first Sikh attorney general as ‘turban man’  CNN
  3. ‘Turban man’ slur aimed at NJ attorney general is the latest indignation for state’s Sikhs  NorthJersey.com
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