He came out against the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal in April, although he appeared open to supporting it in 2013; Clinton declared her opposition to the pact Wednesday. And privately, O’Malley has described himself to voters who had clamored for Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to run as the candidate who most shares her views..

The state’s current law on concealed weapons went into effect in 1996. In essence, officials may not deny an application for a concealed weapons permit except for good cause a felony conviction, for example. A short safety course is required, but the applicant does not need to demonstrate any proficiency with a gun..

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If the focus of political party activism turns towards leadership campaigns, party members could actually remove more power from themselves and place it into the hands of party leaders. For example, if policy debates start to be solved through leadership campaigns instead of through other processes, party members could lose their rights to be involved in policy processes instead putting that power it into the hands of one person. The only difference will be that this person will be voted on by more people but what difference does that make if contenders have no real differences in policies (as it seems is the case with Shorten and Albanese)?.

This collective change of heart hardly reflects a “kinder and gentler” approach to punishment. Rather, many Americans and their legislators have become increasingly concerned about the hundreds of exonerations of condemned prisoners because of faulty evidence or faulty prosecutions. In addition, the murder rate in America is half what it was in the early 1990s when, according to survey data from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), support for capital punishment had reached its highest level at nearly 80%..