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UPDATED: 10 Confirmed Dead In Umpqua Community College Shooting – Gunman Was 20 Year Old Male

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown just announced a 20-year old male was responsible today for the deaths of 13 people at Umpqua Community College.

Editor’s note: 
At 7:54 PM ET the New York Times reports “Sheriff John Hanlin of Douglas County said that the gunman killed 10 people and wounded seven, adjusting initial reports from law enforcement officials, which counted 13 dead and 20 injured.”
The headline has been changed, the text of this article has not.

Thirteen people have been confirmed dead, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced minutes ago at a short press conference. The Governor also announced the shooter is deceased and was a 20-year old male.

 

The Oregon Attorney General’s office confirmed the number of dead.

There are also about 20 wounded victims being treated at area hospitals. No other details about the victims or the shooter have been made available as of this report.

CNN reports a “law enforcement official told CNN four guns believed to have belonged to the suspect were recovered at the scene. Investigators are also looking at social media postings they believe the shooter made, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.”

At about 10:38 AM local time, authorities had received a 911 call of a possible shooting at the community college.

 

NCRM will bring additional details as they become available. 

 

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change and this story may be updated. 

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'DESPERATE TO PROTECT TRUMP'

Rand Paul Slammed for ‘Breathtaking Political Cowardice’ Over Fear of Impeaching President

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In his column for the conservative Bulwark, former Republican National Committee spokesperson Tim Miller slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) over comments he made in an interview where he expressed worries that the Republican Party would lose a substantial number of voters if they voted to impeach the president for sedition.

In the interview, Paul stated, “I didn’t agree with the fight that happened last week. I voted against over-turning the election. But at the same time, the impeachment is a wrongheaded, partisan notion. If Republicans go along with it, it will destroy the party. A third of the Republicans will leave the party.”

According to Miller, Paul’s admission was a stunning display of cowardice.

“The preponderance of failures by Republican elected officials over the last two months, and especially over the last two weeks, are due to purely political calculations. They can’t engage in a War on Terror against people they believe are their own voters,” Miller wrote. “The political cowardice here is breathtaking. Imagine thinking that one-third of your constituents were terrorist sympathizers and not attempting to do something about it. But while this Republican cowardice shouldn’t be excused, at least you can understand it.”

According to Miller, Republicans have been the do-nothing party for the past year, failing to hold any confirmation hearings and leaving the country leaderless.

“Why are we in this position? Because before January 6 they were terrified of hurting Donald Trump’s feelings by taking any actions which suggested that Joe Biden was going to be the next president. And now they are keeping out of session so that they don’t have to confront the article of impeachment that the House has passed,” he wrote. “In other words: Because they were desperate to protect Trump, both then and now.”

You can read more here.

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'SOUNDS ABOUT WHITE'

GOP Lawmaker Says Black People Are Glad Their Ancestors Were Brought Over as Slaves

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Terry Jones

Terry Jones, a Republican lawmaker in North Dakota, has submitted a bill that would require state forms to list “American” as a racial choice option because he’s “disgusted” with how race is used by bad actors to divide the country, he says.

In trying to explain how his bill would unite Americans by focusing “on commonalities rather than differences,” he told the press that “citizens of all backgrounds are proud to be American,” adding that Black Americans are “glad their ancestors were brought here as slaves.”

InForum reports: “Jones said he believes in this sentiment because he read a Reader’s Digest article from the 1980s in which a Black doctor visited an African country during a period of civil conflict and made remarks about being grateful that his ancestors had been taken to America. Forum News Service’s attempts to find the article were unsuccessful.

Jones’ ignorant comment are just part of a long history of racist lawmakers saying that people of color should be grateful for their ill-treatment in this country just because it’s better than living in poorer nations — hardly an endorsement of great living under the American system.

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'A SUPERSPREADER EVENT ON TOP OF A DOMESTIC TERRORIST ATTACK'

Poll Shows “One-Quarter of Americans Approve of Trump Inciting a Murderous Insurrection”

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A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that 23 percent of Americans rate President Donald Trump’s behavior since the November 3, 2020 presidential election as “good” or “excellent.”

As MSNBC analyst and DC bureau chief of Mother Jones David Corn wrote on Twitter, “One-quarter of Americans approve of Trump inciting a murderous insurrection.”

Put another way, nearly a quarter of Americans approve of Trump’s repeated lies about the election being stolen from him, lies which have been thrown out nearly 60 times over from courts for lack of evidence, even by judges that he himself appointed. And nearly a quarter of Americans think it’s “good” or “excellent” that Trump’s lies compelled his followers to stage an attempted coup at the Capitol where insurrectionists sought to execute lawmakers for not declaring Trump as the election winner even though he lost by over 7 million votes.

The poll does have a couple of bright spots though: “Donald Trump is leaving the White House with the lowest job approval of his presidency (29 percent),” Pew states, adding, that 76 percent of respondents view Trump’s behavior since the election as either “fair” or “poor.” Also, 68 percent of respondents said they never wanted to see Trump play any role in political life ever again.

Lastly, 75 percent of Americans also think that Trump bears “some” or “a lot” of responsibility for the Capitol riots that he incited, and that includes 52 percent of Republicans. However, 64 percent of Republicans also think that Trump won the election (compared to the 33 percent of all Americans who believe that lie).

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