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‘This goes 140mph!’ Arizona lawmaker brags to cop about speeding & his state immunity (VIDEO)

Driving at 140mph is, it seems, an acceptable speed for an Arizona lawmaker to cruise home to his wife and seven kids. Abusing his statewide immunity, Paul Mosley was filmed bragging to a cop about his high-speed adventures. “I go 130, 140, 120. I come down I-10, I was going 120 almost, you know, if there was no traffic,” Mosley, ...

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Senior lawmaker calls on colleagues to visit endangered Russian war memorials in foreign countries

The issue of Soviet-era memorials is becoming increasingly politicized, State Duma’s deputy speaker Irina Yarovaya has said as she urged other Russian politicians to pay tribute to such sites when visiting foreign nations. “I think that this must become a common practice: during any working trip or official visit abroad we, as parliamentarians, must personally attend various memorials and lay ...

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‘Don’t rely on what press said’: Rosenstein trolls Republican lawmaker amid Clinton email dispute

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has snapped at Jim Jordan, snarkily lecturing the Republican representative, who had accused him of “hiding” information from Congress and of threatening government staff with legal action. Jordan, a two-time champion wrestler, had badgered Rosenstein about the Justice Department’s failure to turn over documents related to the FBI’s probes into Hillary Clinton’s email server use ...

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Obvious reality’? US lawmaker taunts China by calling Taiwan a sovereign state

A California congressman has put forth a resolution proposing that the US recognize the island of Taiwan as a “sovereign and independent country.” The move is sure to anger China, which considers Taiwan to be a rogue province. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) submitted a ‘sense of Congress’ resolution to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, urging the US to ...

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Sanctions only unite Crimeans before the face of foreign aggression, Russian lawmaker claims

The tightening of anti-Russian sanctions will only boost the popularity of patriotic ideology while the new generation will grow up knowing that the West cannot be trusted, says a Crimean deputy of the State Duma. “The economy of Crimea and Sevastopol along with the views of the residents of these regions have already adjusted to the life under sanctions. As ...

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'Ugly German language': US ambassador's comments echo those from pre-WWII era, says lawmaker

Another German lawmaker has spoken out against the US ambassador, who said that he wants to “empower” Europe’s conservatives, comparing the American’s comments to “very ugly German language” used during the 1920s and 30s. Christian Democratic Union (CDU) lawmaker Andreas Nick became the latest politician to respond to comments made by US Ambassador Richard Grenell, in which he told Breitbart ...

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Lawmaker proposes fines for selling tobacco and alcohol to pregnant women

A Russian regional lawmaker has proposed the introduction of fines for selling drugs, alcohol and tobacco to pregnant women. The law could also force all women who want to purchase these items to prove they’re not pregnant. Vladimir Petrov of the Leningrad Region legislature has told reporters that he has prepared a package of bills aimed at restricting the use ...

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Russian anti-gay lawmaker wants ‘vice squad’ to target prostitution during 2018 World Cup

A Russian pro-Christian MP says ahead of the 2018 World Cup the police should launch special units manned by “true patriots” and deploy them in cities to fight “asocial persons” including prostitutes and pimps. Vitaly Milonov, widely known as the key sponsor of the Russian law that bans the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual relations to minors (also known as the ...

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Teachers shouldn't be armed because 'most are women,' says Alabama lawmaker

A state lawmaker from Alabama knew exactly how to add fuel to an already controversial issue, saying that teachers shouldn’t be armed because… most of them are women. The Twittersphere had a few things to say about that. Republican State Rep. Harry Shiver (64th District) said Alabama lawmakers need to protect “our ladies” by not arming teachers because most of ...

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Russian lawmaker promises to prepare anti-harassment bill

The deputy head of the lower house committee for family affairs has promised to amend existing legislation targeting sex crime with a separate bill. Gender equality at work would be enforced and sexual harassment punished. MP Oksana Pushkina (United Russia) told the RBC news site that in her view sexual harassment was very widespread in society and legislation did not ...

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