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Gillibrand rejects David Gregory’s talking points: ‘This is not about the NRA!’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) corrected NBC host David Gregory on Sunday after he repeated the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) talking points in opposition to expanding gun background checks even though only 10 percent of the country agrees with the lobbying group. During a panel discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press,…

California Senate president attacks ‘diseased’ financial system in education reform speech

California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) blasted the financial industry in a speech calling for educational reform. At the California Democrats State Convention in Sacramento on Saturday, Steinberg touted the party’s recent victories in the state. “No more cuts to education, to health care, to public safety, or…

George Will: ‘Conservatism begins with facing facts’

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday told Republicans that they should get behind immigration reform because “conservatism begins with facing facts.” During a panel segment on ABC’s This Week, Will said that he understood immigration reform opponents — like Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) — who think allowing a path…

Saturday Night Live mocks congressional cowardice on gun laws

Saturday Night Live this weekend mocked the unwillingness of federal lawmakers to seriously address gun laws following the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The skit began with President Barack Obama hailing the Senate for agreeing to consider debate on a gun control bill. “Good evening my fellow Americans,”…

Cornyn opposes ‘symbolic’ background checks so Newtown victims ‘did not die in vain’

Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) on Sunday said that he opposed a bill to close the so-called gun show loophole and expand background checks to Internet gun sales because only better mental health laws will ensure that the Newtown mass shooting victims “did not die in vain.” “In my meeting…

Rubio: ‘I hope we’ll talk about’ fewer background checks

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that he would like to weaken existing gun control laws with any new legislation by decreasing the number of background checks required for people who apply for concealed carry permits in multiple states. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Rubio…

Iranian media pulls ‘time machine’ story after online mockery

An Iranian press outlet pulled a story about a “time machine” after it was received with mockery after spreading online. Wired reported on Thursday that a Fars News Agency story promoting Ali Razeghi’s alleged invention — a device that could supposedly use readings taken from finger impressions to predict the…

Ohio police chief hospitalized after eating ‘cannabis cake’

An Easter morning craving turned into a cause for concern for the chief of police in Lawrenceville, Ohio, after the cake he ate turned out to be laced with cannabis oil. “All I can describe is, it was the worst feeling in the world,” Mike Berkemeier told WBNS-TV on Friday.…

Homeless man arrested for allegedly setting 63-year-old on fire

A 39-year-old homeless man was arrested on Friday night for allegedly setting another man on fire inside his car. Witnesses told KABC-TV that the victim, a 63-year-old man, was approached by the unidentified suspect while he was parked outside a convenience store in Long Beach, California. The victim refused to…

‘Tactical Response’ CEO James ‘Start Killing People’ Yeager gets back gun license

James Yeager, the Tennessee security contractor whose concealed carry permit was revoked in January when the threatened to “start killing people” over gun control, has gotten his license back. The Tactical Response CEO told Jackson, Tennessee’s WBBJ that while he has learned some “valuable lessons” along the way, he feels…

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