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CA school district buys 14 military-grade weapons to defend against shootings

A California school board is being criticized following reports that it approved the purchase of 14 high-caliber rifles to be issued to school police officers responding to campus shootings. KTLA-TV reported on Wednesday that the Fontana Unified School District bought 14 Colt 6940 rifles at $1,000 apiece to store on…

Tea party senator gets an earful from Hillary over Benghazi criticism

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a tea party senator an earful during Wednesday’s hearing on the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya that left a U.S. ambassador dead. In the heated exchange with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), during which he claimed that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice…

Connie Mack: Ban LGBT marriage, but ‘you cannot legislate morality’ on guns

A former Republican congressman from Florida who has voted to ban same sex marriage says that “you cannot legislate morality” when it comes to guns. During a Wednesday panel discussion on CNN, host Soledad O’Brien said that she could understand NRA executive director Wayne LaPierre’s point of view that the…

Oklahoma Republican congressman blames gun violence on Prozac and ‘welfare moms’

Oklahoma Republican congressman Rep. James Lankford said at a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City earlier this month that blame for gun violence in the U.S. falls on the shoulders of “welfare moms” who commit fraud. According to video published by Think Progress on Tuesday, Lankford was answering a question…

Former Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo agrees to smoke marijuana with filmmaker

In a pitch published to crowdfunding website Indiegogo this week, activist filmmaker and comedian Adam Hartle somehow managed to get former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) to agree that he will smoke marijuana the next time the two men meet. “True or false?” he asks Tancredo. “When marijuana legalization passes and…

Maddow: Republicans now openly rigging elections in Virginia and other states

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took aim at Virginia’s Republican party, which she said is using gerrymandered electoral maps to rig elections in its favor. She began the segment by saying that as of Tuesday evening, people were still dancing in Washington, DC,…

Georgia police investigating KKK recruitment flyers left before MLK Day

The Newton County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia is investigating flyers that North Carolina’s Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) say were distributed in as many as nine states on the East Coast to “counteract Martin Luther King’s birthday.” “They need to get a life, really,” Georgia resident…

Fox News psychiatrist: Obama pushing gun control because he was ‘abandoned’ as a boy

Fox News’ resident psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow believes that President Barack Obama advocates “disempowering” people through gun safety legislation because he was “abandoned” as a child. Ablow on Tuesday told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs that the president had “hijacked” the slaughter of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut “in order…

Watch live: Secretary Clinton testifies at House hearing on Benghazi

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before a House committee about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 23. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Romanian police recruit stray dogs for road safety lessons

Stray dogs seen traversing pedestrian crossings are being used by the Romanian traffic police in a new safety campaign to convince pedestrians to be more careful when crossing the road. “If they can do it, then everyone can do it — cross on pedestrian crossings!”, says the short TV spot…

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