Trump hotels bill taxpayers $1.1 million for Secret Service stays
Trump hotels have reportedly billed $1.1 million to cover Secret Service stays during presidential visits — including a five-figure tab while the New Jersey golf resort was closed for the coronavirus shutdown.The Washington Post on Thursday revealed an additional $188,000 in hotel bills picked up by the American taxpayers covering his eponymous outpost in Bedminster, New Jersey, where agents camped out for months on end in case the mercurial president decided to make a spur-of-the-moment jaunt there.The resort in leafy horse country even charged taxpayers $21,000 to stay in a spiffy cottage fo...
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295,000 guns may have been sold without background checks during pandemic, report says
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly 300,000 gun sales may have been allowed to proceed without complete background checks during the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, a report found.The report from advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety is based on Federal Bureau of Investigation data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. It shows that as more Americans bought guns during the pandemic, more background checks were delayed and more guns could have been sold without them.Between March and July, 294,683 gun sales could have gone through without background checks, it says.Background ch...
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