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Republican rep. slams DHS over border security: ‘This is not rocket scientry!’

Republican Michigan Congresswoman Candice Miller this week criticized the Obama administration for failing to provide better border security, insisting that it was “not rocket scientry.” A bipartisan group of senators known as the “Gang of Eight” — led by Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) — announced Tuesday a…

Barney Frank on bombing: ‘Be grateful’ for ‘a well-funded, functioning government’

Former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank (D) on Tuesday warned that Monday’s twin bombings in Boston were an example of why lawmakers should proceed with caution when considering cutting taxes and slashing the budget. In an interview with on CNN, host John Berman posited to Frank that “in some ways, the…

Massachusetts Congressman: ‘Look at the symbols’ that were attacked in Boston

Monday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed U.S. Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA), a former District Attorney from Norfolk County, Massachusetts and current member of the House Homeland Security Committee. Keating discussed the importance of separating news from spin when investigating a crime of this nature, and…

Boston marathon participant: There was a bomb ‘between me and my family’

A participant in Monday’s Boston marathon appeared on Current TV’s “Viewpoint” last night to share his experience witnessing the horrifying explosions that left over 130 injured and three dead. “My family and I were within 300-500 yards of each of the blasts when each occurred, so between me and my…

Former FBI agent: Boston bombing suspect might not get Miranda warning

Former FBI special agent Donald Borelli said Monday that potential suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing might not be read their Miranda rights prior to questioning by law enforcement. “It will be an FBI led investigation… However, that is not to say that intelligence collection isn’t a big part of…

Massachusetts congressman honors victims of ‘evil’ Boston Marathon bomber

Massachusetts Rep. Michael Capuano (D) on Monday honored the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on the House floor. “I rise today to commemorate a few people in Boston who lost their lives and many others who were seriously injured today,” he said. “I hesitate to call what the event…

Watch: Second press conference on Boston Marathon bombing

Boston officials held a second press conference on Monday evening to provide updates on the investigation into the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by PBS, below:…

Witness describes gruesome scene at Boston Marathon: It was like Afghanistan

An orthopedic surgeon who witnessed the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday afternoon described the horrific incident to Al Jazeera English. “It looked like an [improvised explosive device] from Afghanistan,” he said. Many victims had legs or feet blown off by the explosions, while others suffered open fractures. The surgeon from…

Louisiana governor: I’ve got no problem with creationism in public schools

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday said he had no problem with creationism being taught in public schools. During an interview with NBC host Hoda Kotb, Jindal said students should be taught “the best science” in public schools, but implied that teaching creationism would not interfere with that. “We…

Pat Toomey informs the Senate of Boston Marathon attack

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) broke the disturbing news of the Boston Marathon bombing to the Senate on Monday afternoon. “It appears that tragedy has struck the Boston Marathon,” he said on the Senate floor. “Bombs have gone off and there are injuries we know of, causalities the severity of which…

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