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Alabama football player booted for calling Obama ‘n*gger’ during Newtown speech

A University of Northern Alabama football player has reportedly been kicked off the team after he sent out a racist tweet during President Barack Obama’s speech at a vigil for the victims of last week’s school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. While the president was speaking to the grieving residents of…

Pro-gun Democrat says NRA must be ‘at the table’ for gun control talks

The National Rifle Association has gone silent since the Dec. 14 mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, but a Democratic senator endorsed by the group said on Monday his “friends” from the group should be involved in any future discussions regarding gun legislation. “They have to be at the table,”…

Pastor: Sandy Hook survivor told mother, ‘I’m okay, but all my friends are dead’

The pastor counseling one family affected by the Dec. 14 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary recounted on Sunday how one survivor, a six and a half year old girl, avoided being gunned down and described the scene to her mother. “She ran out of the school building, covered in blood…

Off-duty cop prevents mass shooting in San Antonio

An off-duty sheriff’s deputy in San Antonio, Texas prevented a mass shooting at a movie theater on Sunday night, according to local reports. Gunfire shattered the calm on Sunday night around 9:30 p.m. at the Mayan Palace Theatre, NBC affiliate WOAI-TV in San Antonio reported. The alleged shooter was 19-year-old…

Soledad tells gun advocate: Newtown residents would ‘be stunned by you’

Soledad O’Brien could not disguise her incredulity on Monday when dealing with a guest’s proposal that the best way to prevent school massacres like Friday’s attack at Sandy Hook Elementary was to do away with gun regulation. “How you can say that people should have fewer laws and not more?…

Gretchen Carlson weeps as Huckabee calls for ‘prayer in schools’

Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson wept openly on Monday as Fox News host Mike Huckabee called for more prayer in schools and to “quit being ashamed that we believe in God” in the wake of last Friday’s slaughter of elementary school children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.…

Anonymous vows to ‘destroy’ Westboro Baptist Church over Sandy Hook picket plans

Update (below): Westboro spokesperson’s Twitter account hijacked Second update (below): Westboro spokesperson responds to ‘Anonymous’ Third update (below): Westboro website taken offline Members of the hacker collective “Anonymous” published a trove of information over the weekend purporting to be the individual names, email addresses, phone numbers and home addresses of…

Scarborough bucks NRA and past ‘ideologies’ to back gun ban

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who had received an A rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) while he was in Congress, says that after last week’s massacre of 20 elementary school children that “the ideologies of my past career were no longer relevant,” and he is now backing a ban…

Obama at prayer vigil: ‘Newtown, you are not alone’

Sunday night, President Barack Obama addressed the citizens and first responders of Newtown Connecticut at a prayer vigil held at Newtown High School. “We gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults,” he said, “They lost their lives in a school that could have been any…

The Onion: Pope joins Twitter, gives up Catholicism to connect with youth

After the Pope met with some criticism and mockery for joining the social networking site Twitter, The Onion “reported” that he has decided that “giving up on Catholicism” will also allow him to better connect with Christian youth. It’s not enough to simply join Facebook or Twitter. “In order to…

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