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Police: Aaron Alexis was ‘single and sole person’ behind Navy Yard attack

Authorities in Washington D.C. said Monday night they were confident that slain suspect Aaron Alexis had no help in a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, the Washington Post reported. “We are comfortable we have the single and sole person responsible for the loss of life on the base…

Watch: ‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye does the cha-cha on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Popular TV “Science Guy” Bill Nye experimented with a new form of stardom on Monday, making his debut on Dancing With The Stars alongside partner Tyne Stecklein. As it turns out, Nye isn’t a total stranger to the dance floor, showing Stecklein some of his swing-dancing moves early on in…

Dianne Feinstein slams Congress for ‘shirking its responsibility’ on gun laws

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) renewed her call for more comprehensive gun safety laws on Monday with a blistering statement released following a mass shooting on Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. Politico reported that in a statement, Feinstein called the attack “one more event to add to the litany of…

WATCH LIVE: Rumsfeld, Sessions and DeMint talk Syria and Obamacare

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will take part in a panel discussion Monday evening hosted by the conservative Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, alongside three current lawmakers and Heritage Foundation head Jim DeMint. The discussion, which will reportedly cover the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the disagreements…

Maher mocks Republicans: Are they really against attacking Syria, or are they just ‘black-tracking’?

Bill Maher not only got a laugh out of Republican flip-flopping during President Barack Obama’s administration on Friday, but he shared a new word for it with his Real Time panelists. “It should be in the dictionary: ‘Black-track,’” Maher explained, defining it as, “The act of changing one’s mind because…

McCain to respond to Putin in Russian newspaper

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will publish a response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s New York Times op-ed piece with a column of his own in a Russian newspaper, Reuters reported on Friday. McCain’s column will appear in the newspaper Pravda, an idea that reportedly began as an offhand joke he…

O’Reilly and Allen West agree: Trayvon Martin died because ‘he looked a certain way’

Bill O’Reilly returned to the topic of Trayvon Martin on Friday, with both himself and former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) rationalizing why he was killed by former neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in 2012 while deflecting the issue of racial profiling. “The reason Trayvon Martin died is because he looked…

Florida Dem. calls Rick Scott ‘Governor Loco’ over Obamacare block

The head of the Miami-Dade chapter of the Democratic Party ripped Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) in an interview with MSNBC host Ed Schultz on Friday, blaming Scott for his administration’s latest move against the Affordable Care Act. “Earlier you were saying that elections have consequences,” Annette Taddeo told Schultz.…

Minneapolis arch-bishop blames Satan for marriage equality

The archbishop of Minnesota’s two biggest cities argued that the devil is to blame for the legalization of marriage equality in the state, Minnesota CityPages reported on Friday. “Sodomy, abortion, contraception, pornography, the redefinition of marriage, and the denial of objective truth are just some of the forces threatening the…

Dave Zirin tells Moyers: Protesting at the Olympics more powerful than boycotting them

Progressive sportswriter Dave Zirin made the case for the United States taking part in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia in an interview with Bill Moyers on Friday. “I’m horrified by not just the laws, but some of the attendant violence that’s taking place in Russia against the LGBT community…

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